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DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/kr53-gw78

Abstract

This study examines the larger patterns of how Angela Davis’ activism have been covered by National Public Radio, one of the country’s most respected establishment media outlets. The question is particularly relevant as Davis’ work has inspired and influenced generations of scholars and activists working on a wide range of issues including mass incarceration, abolition, black liberation, feminism, political radicalism, anti-imperialism, democracy, and transnational solidarity. As the research demonstrates, the relative paucity of detailed attention to Davis’ ideas in NPR’s coverage is incommensurate with her undeniable cultural and political importance and is ultimately diagnostic of the liberal, establishment media system’s inability to accommodate revolutionary, decolonial, and other radical critiques.

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