A Beautiful Game Gone Bad: Race and the World Cup, Part 2

Note: This is the second article in a two-part series.  Part 1, which was posted Friday, can be found here. By NAVID FARNIA In Part 1, I explored how the concentration of wealth is crucial to the racial politics surrounding Brazil’s World Cup.  The Brazilian government is using the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer … Continue reading

Anti-Iranian Racism is Patriotic, Part 2

This is the second article in a two-part series.  The first article, which discusses Argo and the 300 franchise in detail, can be found here. By NAVID FARNIA In the 1980’s comic Batman: A Death in the Family, Batman’s nemesis, the Joker, flees to Iran and aligns himself with the Iranian government.  The country’s leader … Continue reading

Anti-Iranian Racism is Patriotic, Part 1

This article is the first in a two-part series.  Part 2 will be posted on Thursday. By NAVID FARNIA “It seems to me quite obvious that our country and the entire Western world is up against an existential foe that knows exactly what it wants…and we’re behaving like a collapsing empire,” Frank Miller told NPR.  … Continue reading