"Through the rhetoric of brownwashing, the Obama administration embraces heterogeneity by including acceptable and exceptional migrants into US civic life."
Category: Volume 5
"Acts of “vandalism” and activism alter the perception of history, contesting our past and present, and illustrate that systemic racism pervades American culture."
"Addressing racialized State violence in the present, therefore, involves understanding both the rhetorical/visual functions and historical roots of the COC."
"Not all speakers and listeners acknowledge that “#BlackLivesMatter as a rallying call was meant to undermine all forms of state violence” against all Black people. But we can choose to make that what it means."
"Can rhetoric teach us to “read” White supremacy? Can it teach us why Roof murdered nine people?"
"Citizens and immigrants alike consume racial ideology on an almost daily basis, and we are repeatedly forced to think of ourselves in racial terms even if we did not do so before."
"By unpacking the factors that led her to buy into what she describes as the lost commandment that “thou shalt not love a girl from the hood” throughout the early portions of her life, Richardson’s book makes a still urgent call."
"Volume 5.1 continues our mission of publishing a wide variety of rhetorical scholarship on a vast expanse of important contemporary topics. Articles in this issue span the sacred and the secular, the deeply personal and the broadly political. The articles share an interest in movement—how rhetoric moves and exhorts audiences to move"
"Since his election in March 2013, Pope Francis has sparked unending interpretive anxiety in the American media, anxiety so acute that it has been named a syndrome: WPFMTS, or “What Pope Francis Meant to Say.”"
"The symbolic practices of seductive rhetoric oppose stable meanings via strategies that highlight play and pleasure and indeterminacy in order to celebrate artifice and to dazzle audiences with dynamic and changing signs."
"The fact that Internet memes significantly influenced the discourse around the 2012 presidential election suggests that rhetoricians should take memetics seriously."
"SB 1070 was an inhumane bill that contributed to the continued criminalization of people of color."
"The insights afforded by GFA matter—especially for research that is designed to create spaces in which to listen to marginalized people’s perspectives."
"Roundtree argues that computer simulation requires a unique type of scientific discourse because simulations do not fit neatly into common models of science. "
"The principals of aikido, meditative breathing, Japanese calligraphy, and soft argumentation constitute four slices of the same pie, whatever their respective origins and pedagogical risks. Kroll recognizes the need for closed-fist argumentation while seeking to moderate its use."