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subaltern, one too many syllables to dangle in a tweet.

In critical theory and postcolonialism, the term subaltern designates the populations which are socially, politically and geographically outside of the hegemonic power structure of the colony and of the colonial homeland. In describing "history told from below", subaltern was coined by Antonio Gramsci ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Aug 16th, 2017 at 09:51:48 PM EST
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Another question that arises is: "How were the torches obtained?" They all appeared to be identical to me. And there were a lot of them. They looked like garden variety 'Tiki torches' - perhaps $20 - $30 each, but in the hundreds or thousands. Have the organizers stated a number for the size of the procession? How does that compare with police estimates?

Then there is the question: "What are the policies and limitations on public processions on University and city streets, respectively?" Are there any? What tools would have been available and what restrictions could have been imposed had Black Lives Matter sought a permit for a procession with over 1,000 participants at the University or in the town.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Aug 17th, 2017 at 03:43:33 PM EST
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