Use the following to guide your reading post your discussion questions below:
1. How does Hall understand ideology (89-90)? Where does it come from? What does it do? How do we inhabit ideology?
2. What does Hall mean when he describes media as "part of the dominant means of ideological production" (90)?
3. What does Hall mean by "overt" racism? What does he mean by "inferential racism"? Can you think of a media example in which each one operates? (91)
4. What are some tropes of inferential racism that Hall mentions? What tropes of inferential racism have you noticed that Hall does not address?
5. What does Hall mean by "the grammar of race" (91-92)? What are some of its elements?
6. Hall describes the recurring figures of this "grammar of race" as deeply ambivalent, a kind of "double vision of the white eye through which they are seen" (92). What does he mean by this?
7. What are some present-day media examples in which inferential racism, in Hall's terms, operates? Are there "grammars of race" that you have observed in media that Hall overlooks?