HuffPost Live Interview: Racializing the Boston Marathon Bombers

On April 30, 2013, I was interviewed on HuffPost Live to discuss the phenomenon by which the white Tsarnaev brothers became racialized as “ethnic Chechens” in media representations. They contacted me because I had posted a decidedly non-satirical analysis on my satirical blog brofiling about how a magazine cover caricatured the images of these quintessential Caucasian bros by darkening their skin and making them look like stereotypical images of Arab men.

The panel conversation also addressed how American media responds to mass violence differently when the perpetrators are Muslim versus when the perpetrators are white Christian right-wing extremists. Watch below, or click here for the segment page on HuffPost Live.