Date: 2017-01-06 09:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
Thanks for both! I liked that song a lot. And yeah, very different versions. I also checked out the World Cup version, which yes, definitely a good World Cup song, but...

Wow, wow, Riz Ahmed is a REALLY good writer. I mean. Look at these excerpts from the same article:

America uses its stories to export a myth of itself, just like the UK. The reality of Britain is vibrant multiculturalism, but the myth we export is an all-white world of lords and ladies. Conversely, American society is pretty segregated, but the myth it exports is of a racial melting-pot, everyone solving crimes and fighting aliens side by side.

and

My “random selection” flying to LA was so reliable that as I started travelling more, I went through a six-month stretch of being searched by the same middle-aged Sikh guy. I instinctively started calling him Uncle, as is the custom for Asian elders. He started calling me “beta”, or son, as he went through my luggage apologetically. It was heart-warming, but veered dangerously close to incest every time he had to frisk my crotch.

“How are you, son?”

“I’m er, ooh, er, good. Uncle.”

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