This is Us: Deconstructing Race, Identity and Sexual Trauma in Jordan Peele’s “Us”

Max S. Gordon
58 min readApr 6, 2019

by Max S. Gordon

“I think these cases…underscored that kind of disparity, the two-tiered society that we lived in. The notion that these lives weren’t as valuable….the phrase that people used for so many of these kids, they were throw-away kids. Literally. Kill them or throw them in the underbrush and nobody will

Max S. Gordon

Max S. Gordon is a writer and activist. His work has appeared in on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. Follow Max on twitter:@maxgordon19