Thursday, August 18, 2005

Color blind

The new DC tourist center, right in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. The place is brightly lit with Arabic music blasting.
Toward the back of the store, there is a display of figurines representing soldiers. Soldiers standing, carrying a bag, a gun, saying goodbye (or hello!) to their loved ones. I noticed that there are white soldiers kissing white women and black soldiers embracing black women but no interracial couple is depicted. Also no Asian, nor Hispanic soldiers.
There are clearly wars that remain to be fought.


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