Racial Theater

Racial issues in the nation are reported and delivered in a manner that can be called Racial Theater – a certain ritual re-enactment of emotions, words, symbols, and actions designed to stir an audience to certain responses, each time with the same characters, the same plot, the same props and themes, beginnings and endings, feelings and responses. Even those who do not watch the show nonetheless hear about it from those who attended the moral spectacle. The masters of ceremonies are experts in their rhetoric, the actors often are paid, and even crowd attendees play their part quite well, like seasoned viewers and critics of the gladiatorial games.

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