Now that all the fuss has died down about a certain “reality” television show, it’s worth noting that there was some interesting commentary rooted in a historical perspective … although just how historical (and sociological) these commentaries are may be in the eye of the beholder.
Start with this interview that started the whole mess. Then wander on over to read what Ta-Nehisi Coates has to say about the head hunter’s view of the African American experience. Finally, at That Devil History, Jarret Ruminski reflects on one understanding of white southern manhood in a time of change.
Next week: the Kardashians and the transformation of American culture.