Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vorrei la pella nera!

Hopefully the French and Italian governments, along with the cantankerous and racist Bossi, learn like a group of Italian basketball players from one Nino Ferrer who was unashamed to declare his envy of and love for "la pelle nera."  Eschewing the xenophobia that underlies contemporary European politics, Nino's song shows the cosmopolitanism of pop culture--and the possibility of a true cultural exchange--despite Europe's sense of superiority towards the dark continent.  

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