Here are some quotes from theorists i plan on using.
Althusser: “It is here that the role of the ruling ideology is
heavily concentrated, the ideology of the ruling class, which holds State power.
It is the intermediation of the ruling ideology that ensures a (sometimes
teeth-gritting) ‘harmony’ between the repressive State apparatus and the
Ideological State Apparatuses (1970).” – from “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses”
“all ideology hails or interpellates concrete individuals as concrete subjects, by the functioning of the category of the subject (1970).”- “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses”
Cornel West: “We have to call it what it is. It’s connected to the new Jim Crow. It’s connected to the prisonindustry complex. It’s connected to the fact that we have two and a half million folk in that new Jim Crow and over 50 percent of them are Black and
brown, and poor! Because when we talk about structural injustice, we are
talking about poverty as well as racism.” http://www.bet.com/news/national/2013/03/06/cornel-west-says-obama-is-mustering-more-will-this-term.html>.
Derrida: “And thereby one puts
into question the authority of presence, or of its simple symmetrical opposite,
absence or lack. Thus one questions the limit which has always constrained us,
which still constrains us – as inhabitants of a language and a system of
thought – to formulate the meaning of Being in general as presence or absence,
in the categories of being or beingness …” -“Differance”
“… you are right about getting put in the SHU for having literature. I’m in the SHU for having copies of 2 calendars, one from 1999 and 2000. They are cultural (Aztec) artwork butaccording to CDC, it’s “Prison Gang” related. So we can’t have anything that
expresses our culture or roots. Yet the whites (no offense) can walk around with
swastikas and lightning bolts and all kinds of Nazi symbols but nothing happens
to them.” -Carlos Tolentino