The recent protests and renewed attention to racial justice have cast an important spotlight on these issues of racial equity. But it is past time for organizations to take these issues more seriously.
Adia Harvey Wingfield
Adia Harvey Wingfield is the associate dean for faculty development and a professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the author of Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy (2019, University of California Press) and No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work (2012, Temple University Press).
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The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.