Sunday, January 25, 2009

Side note

Ever notice how in the western press Bolivia's racial divides are described as between Indians and "whites", with white always in quotes. Since when has white become a postmodern identity marker?

1 comment:

www.thescarletpimpernel.info said...

Since the wingnuts have taken control of the western media and think that the only people living south of the Rio Grande are Pedro's with their big sombreros and brown skin. Having the savior faire (I think that's how you spell it. 'Bina humiliated me with the ease of her multiligualism this week and I am trying to get some ground back) to understand the myriad of subtle distinctions of indigenous people and the mestizos and the 'Europeans' is too much for their locked and loaded little minds.