Faculty Writing and Video: The Other Puerto Rico and BISR on BRIC TV

In Social Text, Adriana María Garriga-López writes, very personally, of “The Other Puerto Rico” — marginalized sites of self-sufficiency, sustained by solidarity, that sit at the “razor’s edge of neoliberal precarity.” This “other Puerto Rico,” obscured by the shadows of a disaster capitalist state, is “the only thing that makes living in Puerto Rico possible right now for all but the most privileged.”

On Friday, Suzanne Schneider and Patrick Blanchfield appeared on BRIC TV to discuss Americans’ varying responses to mass violence, our inconsistent categorizations of “terror,” and the refusal to “politicize” domestic gun violence. The discussion begins at 6:00: