Sony Exec's Apology Following Prejudicial Emails Is Just Not Enough, and Here's Why

December 17, 2014 1:13 AM

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The definition of "racism" is "prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior." Individual racism, which includes but is not limited to actions, ideology and language, leads to institutional racism. Most Americans would adamantly reject the notion that they are in fact racist.

As a scholar and professor of intercultural and rhetorical communication, I study the intersections of language, action and ideology. These things are inextricably linked but not always explicitly discussed in tandem with one another. The interplay between language, action and ideology offers the mi...

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