Weekly Roundup: Klanned Karenhood (Moms for Liberty)

Brad begins with a long discussion of the Moms for Liberty conference in Philadephia. He centers his comments on the long history of “housewife populism” that goes back to the 1950s. Drawing on work from Gill Frank and Melissa Deckman, Brad argues that Moms for Liberty stands in a long lineage of grassroots movements led by women using the mantle of motherhood to advance an anti-LGBTQ and often White supremacist agenda.

Piece by Gillian Frank: https://wearethemeteor.com/moms-for-liberty-history-white-supremacy/

He also does a close reading of Dennis Prager’s comments from the conference – showing how the drive for “order” is the sacred value in Christian nationalist and right-wing spaces.

In the final segment he considers the category of Whiteness in relationship to the “color-blind” approach to race and racism that we are hearing about in the wake of the SCOTUS decision on college admission.

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