Monday, September 29, 2008

Ah, the progressiveness of the Seattle PI: Italian Festival Photo Essay

You have to hand it to the PI, devoting the first ten of 24 photos documenting the Italian festival in Seattle to an event called the grape stomp is probably a record in trivialization. It's wonderful that in covering an ethnic festival they thought that the most important thing was an even that you can laugh at. It shows how far people have to go, especially considering that there wasn't a real article devoted to it. White Seattleites will jump at being interested in any racial or ethnic group they deem sufficiently 'cool', but when it comes to people actually living life in the area with their traditions it's, like, so passe. I suppose that if Italians were a lost tribe of people from a hidden valley in Central Asia that they'd be the talk of the town.

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