The National Environmental Policy Act, a law requiring federal agencies like the Department of Defense (DOD) to assess the environmental effects of proposed actions prior to implementation, has been used instead by the DOD to place millions of US citizens in harm's way.
Corporate media talk a lot about the economy, but it's a formulaic kind of reporting that rarely talks about people in any holistic way, and virtually never asks the question of how life could be better with a differently organized economy.
Some masks free us, some disguise us and some protect us. The movie Black Panther has allowed Black people to wear the masks that make us free. The film offers us imagery of Black people, not as problems and victims -- tropes that feed both racism and liberalism -- but as a people strong enough to challenge an empire.