Thursday, January 15, 2009

People still unironically use the word "mongoloid"

Hey you dere! Interested in American race-relations? Like the moving pictures? Have a hankering for subtle portrayals of racism, attempts at progress, and competing ideas about history? Enjoy films with sweet titles? Well, this morning I finally saw a doc I've been looking forward to ever since I missed it in theaters like an idiot, Margaret Brown's the Order of Myths. The film follows Mobile, Alabama's Mardi Gras parade, the oldest such celebration in the country, and the two segregated societies that each have their kings, queens, parades, and traditions. I thought it was quite fascinating and, quite conveniently, it's available to stream instantly (even for Macs now!) on Netflix. Go to it!

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