very interesting. although it mentions in the film that some of these rhymes were learned from European oral traditions/games, some of the topics are particularly from the Black experience. most disturbing was the hand game about death in which the girls gave different ways in which the men in their families have died. one was shot and one was a drunk? wow.
also, i would be interested to see how young black boys interacted on the playground during this time. the inclusiveness and selflessness (and the backlash against the girl that decided to mock another) between the girls is heartwarming, but i wonder is this is for all black youth or just for the girls (all girls in general)?