Peeling The onion : race, rhetoric, and satire.
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Murray, Steven R., 1990-
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Fictional news outlet, The Onion¸ satirizes discourses of power which assist in the ongoing structural inequality faced by blacks in America. Through close textual analysis of articles, this thesis reveals the precise function of The Onion in terms of the deconstruction of racial ideology which prefigures racial inequality. Rhetorical intervention is necessary as the current failure of dialogue allows the smooth functioning of paradigms of exclusion and injustice.