What I find interesting about Berlant's article is that she describes the ideal citizen as someone who is "normal" when ironically, what society would say is Forrest Gump is the exact opposite of that. She mentions in one section about Forrest's mother sleeping with the principle for a higher iq score because it was one way "lubricate Forrest into normality". This is an example of how citizenship is "bought" into society. This also reminded me of Riley's article about how people with disabilities are not considered to be "normal" because the media negatively constructs the "disabled" . Even though Forrest Gump may have a disability, he was able to surpass criticisms and was able to become successful throughout his lifetime. This is why the movie was so remarkable because it allowed the audience to think beyond race, sexism and discrimination. Aside from that, I felt like what TIME magazine was trying to say was that "you can morph your way into society if you follow our rules". Those rules being that you have to buy your way into capitalism and consumerism in order for you to become the "ideal" American. Since it is something that many minorities desire, this is a way of reproducing whiteness and white racism as what Berlant would say. I thought overall both articles for this week was worth reading and I look forward to discussions on a later topic.