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Anthea Butler (University of PennsylvaniaReligion Dispatches) and Julian Sanchez (Cato Institute, JulianSanchez.com)

Guest-hosting on The Posner Show, Anthea talks to Julian about Trayvon Martin. Julian argues that the case been distorted by our search for the perfect allegory, while Anthea criticizes the Stand Your Ground law and the mentality of the gated community. Breaking news: Hispanics can be racist, too! Anthea and Julian move on to discuss the strange way that The Hunger Games has exposed teenage racism and examine the film’s social critique. They close by looking at how the media’s construction of left vs. right narrative frames comes at the detriment of the truth.

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The Posner Show | Apr 3, 2012 | Anthea Butler & Julian Sanchez

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