About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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In “Racist Value Judgments as Objectively False Beliefs: A Philosophical and Social-Psychological Analysis,” Clough and Loges “argue that racist value judgments express beliefs that are objectively false” (77). Drawing on Donald Davidson and social science, they argue that racist value … Continue reading
Thus if I question the regime of truth, I question, too, the regime through which being, and my own ontological status, is allocated. Critique is not merely of a given social practice or a certain horizon of intelligibility within which … Continue reading
“The value of thought is measured by its distance from the continuity of the familiar.” (Adorno, Minima Moralia, qtd. in Butler 3) “[E]thical deliberation is bound up with the operation of critique. An critique finds that it cannot go forward … Continue reading
Victor Villaneuva has a post over at the CCCC blog titled Rhetorics of Racism. It’s a great read, critiquing rhetoric used around racism, drawing on Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s four tropes of racism (abstract liberalism, naturalization, cultural racism/biologicization of racism, and minimization), … Continue reading