Throughout White Rage Anderson demonstrates that discrimination and violence against African Americans was never just a Southern phenomenon and that Northern whites were equally implicated in undermining the civil rights of African Americans.
Jordache A. Ellapen
Jordache A. Ellapen is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his Ph.D. in American Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2015. He has MA degrees from New York University (Cinema Studies) and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg (Dramatic Art). He is the co-editor of We remember differently: Race, Memory, Imagination, a 2012 semi-finalist for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award, and Mzansi at the Movies: Film Culture in Contemporary South Africa (forthcoming).
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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.