I'm Free, White and 21

Please take time today to read Jezebel's highly illuminating article "The Rise and Fall of an All-American Catchphrase: Free, White and 21," which discusses the  history of the aforementioned catchphrase that originally began in the 19th century but became a pop culture staple thanks to it's appearance in dozens of Hollywood films in the 30's and 40's. Or if you don't have the time, watch the montage of clips of movies featuring the phrase--which has curiously been erased from film history--below.