Wednesday, March 5, 2014

El Nook Ash Wednesday Edition

Happy Ash Wednesday! To celebrate, Brent brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting today at 3 p.m. - with new DVDs including "12 Years A Slave" and "The Time Of The Doctor" - new CDs from Pharrell Williams and Junkie XL - and new books from Chelsea Handler, Star Wars, The Walking Dead and Son Of God!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Because of racism some people will call themselves "Cajun" when they are actually Creole

Because of racism, some people will call themselves "Cajun" when they are actually Creole. "Cajunism operates on a Canadian French identity; many Louisianians who have no Canadian ancestry will dig hard to find one to validate their Cajunit√©, too. When the genealogy proves unsuccessful, they parade around claiming to be “culturally” Cajun, anything to avoid being Creole. In their minds, Canada and France are where Whites live and come from, which makes Cajun an implicitly white ethno-racial identity." "That leaves the remaining “Francophones” in Louisiana to continue identifying as Creoles (or, French Creoles, Spanish Creoles, or Black Creoles), making Creole, therefore, an explicitly black/mixed/other ethnic identity. Still, some Whites, in disgust, will whisper to you: "We used to call ourselves Creoles before this Cajun stuff” - or “They call themselves Cajuns, but they're all Creoles." - Christophe Landry http://christophelandry.com/2011/07/19/cajun-or-creole-whats-in-a-name/

If you like Mardi Gras, thank a Creole

After reading the Cat5's feature of The Mardi Gras Southeast Texas and it's so-called "weird mix" of "cowboy and Cajun" I laughed out loud "They forgot the Creole? Again?" - Pffffffft - if it's Zydeco, it's Creole, not Cajun - and cowboy isn't a "weird mix" for Creoles, what with a renowned history of Creole Cowboys and Zydeco Trail Rides. Creoles invented gumbo, king cakes, throwing beads and many of the Mardi Gras traditions we enjoy today - Cajuns, meanwhile brought chasing chickens to the party.