“A moral panic is a widespread fear, most often an irrational one, that someone or something is a threat to the values, safety, and interests of a community or society at large….Moral panics are often centered around people who are marginalized in society due to their race or ethnicity, class, sexuality, nationality, or religion. AsContinue reading “AHMAUD ARBERY: MORAL PANIC”


I watched every minute of the trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery.  It was a weekday afternoon and the Medical Examiner took the stand.  I was tired, everybody seemed tired.  The Medical Examiner was not the most riveting witness.  He had retired and then decided he wanted to go back to work, soContinue reading “RACISM AND AHMAUD ARBERY.”