FauxPolitik

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Colonial Justice: Eugene links to a story about discrimination in Colonial Williamsburg (supposedly keeping the reenactments true to history). "Well, there certainly was plenty of [discrimination]," he says, "but how much should go on in its reenactment?" Actually, the last time I was in Williamsburg (1997-ish), I saw a tour group being led by a black man in a tri-cornered hat, looking every bit the Colonial in his breeches and buckle shoes. And he was wearing sleek, black, Terminator-style wraparound sunglasses. I guess you pick your anachronism battles at Williamsburg.

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