Ugh no feeling angsty again and finals are coming up I don’t have time for this fuck fuck fuck
Reblogged from hildahuffle
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.
What? This is not true at all how does it have 13,000 notes I don’t understand.
"Because cowboys ranked low in the social structure of the period, there are no firm figures on the actual proportion of various races. Censusrecords suggest that about 15% of all cowboys were of African-American ancestry—ranging from about 25% on the trail drives out of Texas, to very few in the northwest. Similarly, cowboys of Mexican descent also averaged about 15% of the total, but were more common in Texas and the southwest. Other estimates suggest that in the late 19th century, one out of every three cowboys was a Mexican vaquero, and 20% may have been African-American." (Pulled from Wikipedia)
People are so weird on this website. Seriously what gave anybody the idea that the “overwhelming majority” of cowboys were not white?
STOP ERASING MY CULTURE YO.