As may or may not be explicitly clear to anyone who reads this blog, I took a voluntary leave of absence from writing about power disparity issues (primarily racism) on this blog in the Spring of 2009, and that will remain until at least the Fall of 2009, if not later.
To support my pledge [...]
Idea totally ripped off from Gary Dauphinâ€™s Should I use blackface in my blog? flowchart. I find Visio a lot easier to work with, though it doesn’t allow any sort of easy image mapping in HTML that I can tell. More tinkering is clearly needed.
Meanwhile, I present for your enjoyment an examination of how [...]
I’ll answer sparkymonster‘s questions today. Note that you’re going to get mixed answers, because white people know some obscure everyday shit too, and I am, don’t you know it, half.
Feel free to give feedback.
This one’s about whether you should write an angry response to being called a racist.
Idea totally ripped off from Gary Dauphin’s Should I use blackface in my blog? flowchart. I hope it meets with his approval.
Sorry to miss yesterday’s IBARW post. I was thinking, definitely, about it, but didn’t have anything that seemed worthy. I do think I will plan, soon, to come up with a flowchart (or possibly more than one) in the style of the “using blackface on your blog” flowchart, that has to do with how to [...]
Apropos of a friend’s IBARW post, I went looking for good links that talk about Cultural Appropriation. For those with no time to read about it on Wikipedia, Cultural Appropriation is the selective adoption of elements of a culture one does not belong to, and is characterized by in some way idealizing what we like [...]
I had cause recently to go (re-)read Directive 15 (because I had been speaking authoritatively about it and hadn’t reviewed it in quite some time – a couple of decades, probably). The last time (before this time) I thought I had reviewed it (or potentially related regulations with the IRS or some other governmental organization [...]
This summary/links post is toward providing more contributions to IBARW 3, but may be interesting for my readers as well. Also, it’s helping me declutter my tags, so that’s also good.
Links and summaries after the cut.
An almost 17-year old New York Times article.
An aware (we presume) surgeon.
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