It is clear that race is becoming more and more of an issue that is being covered by mainstream media today, from the epidemic of cops killing unarmed black youth to whether the Confederate Flag should fly outside government buildings, to the issue of immigration which will dominate the Presidential Election next year, especially if Donald Trump is still a part of the race.
European colonization of the Americas has taken many forms, from the blatant conquest by military force and genocide unleashed on indigenous people living here to the new and approved hipster movement that accomplishes the same thing in terms of taking land away from those living here and replacing the culture.
I think we can learn a lot about other people, and in this case the dominant culture in America, by learning about what they really enjoy also; what entertains them. Just as with Orange is the New Black, I first learned about Breaking Bad from none other than NPR.
On cable TV, there’s a whole truckload of reality shows that make fun of working-class, white Southern culture. They are some of the most popular and talked about new shows, too, such as Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty.