Location

BTSU 314

Start Date

27-3-2015 11:35 AM

End Date

27-3-2015 12:30 PM

Description

This paper argues that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s rhetorical performance in response to the racist comments made by former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling in April 2014 exemplifies whiteness and contributes to what Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (2014) calls colorblind racism. The paper examines how Silver’s rhetorical performance resembles that of David Stern’s performance of White hegemonic masculinity in response to “Malice at the Palace”, as identified by Griffin and Calaffel (2011), but differs in many regards, exemplifying the complex and often dialectical nature of “new racism”.

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Mar 27th, 11:35 AM Mar 27th, 12:30 PM

Panel 2: Adam Silver and the Complexity of New Racism

BTSU 314

This paper argues that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s rhetorical performance in response to the racist comments made by former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling in April 2014 exemplifies whiteness and contributes to what Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (2014) calls colorblind racism. The paper examines how Silver’s rhetorical performance resembles that of David Stern’s performance of White hegemonic masculinity in response to “Malice at the Palace”, as identified by Griffin and Calaffel (2011), but differs in many regards, exemplifying the complex and often dialectical nature of “new racism”.