February 21, 2003 |
On a basketball court between two Harlem brownstones, Mt. Rushmore is redone. Alongside the likeness of George Washington sit the faces of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. Standing in front of the monument is one of Britain's hottest comedic sensations, Ali G, in a fire-engine-red Sean John shell-suit. America is plagued with "racialism, even to da Native people. You know, what is dey called?" asks Ali G in his exaggerated mixture of working-class British, West Indian and Cockney accents.