Sounds About White: Episode 23 (United Daughters of the Confederacy & Mount Rushmore's History)

Sep 07, 2020, 09:00 AM
In our first episode of Season 3 we drink a southern classic and favorite of Huey P. Long (see episode 11 & 12), the Ramos Gin Fizz.
This frothy vintage cocktail created in 1888 used to require twelve minutes of shaking to create its iconic foam top. We learn about the history of this labor-intensive but delicious cream-based concoction and how it relates to Tux’s scandal. 

ALSO DISCUSSED: Blanche Devereaux, Golden Palace, Howard Zinn, laughing oneself into a sweat, making Orwell fiction again, sturdy well-endowed white men, Peculiar Picture Show, eyeholes, Petty Pendergrass, and Indian “promenades.” 

TUX’s dives deep into the Daughters of the Confederacy, the construction of confederate monuments, and the mythology of the Lost Cause. We toast to symbols of hate and oppression and the white women who love them.

STEPHANIE shines a light on the century-long fight over Mount Rushmore, America’s highly problematic national landmark that never should have been built. We raise a glass to struggle, what the aim of the struggle depends on who you ask.

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