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Mr. President (Have Pity on the Fighting Man): Nixon’s Right Turn for America, Wrong Result for the Veterans

Mark Boulton

in Failing Our Veterans: The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724873
eISBN:
9780814760420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724873.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Vietnam veterans' benefits became the subject of attacks from the conservative Right. World War II veterans came home to an expanding economy that offered numerous ... More


Rhyme and Reason: “Post-Race” and the Politics of Colorblind Racism

Roopali Mukherjee

in The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479809769
eISBN:
9781479893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809769.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the evolution of the term “post-racial” and traces the discursive and rhetorical career of the term “colorblindness” to demonstrate how the conservative Right's appropriation of ... More


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