Race, Class, and Mardi Gras

I’m about to rain on someone’s parade.

I love Mardi Gras! I love sharing my culture and heritage with others regardless of where I am in the world. It’s a holiday meant to be shared and to us native Gulf Coasters, the holiday is like a second Christmas. We go to balls and parades, gorge ourselves on king cake and moonpies, and show off our bead collections.