Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.
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Hence why they’re called cowBOY. “Boy” was a common title/nickname for men of color (usually black men) used as a way to demean and infantilize them.
If you are under 21 but are intent on seeing Shady Hawkins at the Rockers BBQ in Philly next month, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. We’ll see if you can join the band as my backup choir!