About

There are so many roots to the tree of anger
that sometimes the branches shatter
before they bear.
Sitting in Nedicks
the women rally before they march
discussing the problematic girls
they hire to make them free.
An almost white counterman passes
a waiting brother to serve them first
and the ladies neither notice nor reject
the slighter pleasures of their slavery.
But I who am bound by my mirror
as well as my bed
see causes in color
as well as sex

and sit here wondering
which me will survive
all these liberations.

–Audre Lorde

25 thoughts on “About

  1. Heya. Given the topic of this blog, I thought you might be interested in a book that recently came out in paper back. It deals with some of the issues you address here. The author’s web site is silentracism.com if you’re interested.

  2. Love this blog! But would it be possible to add a link to the archives to your home page? There’s no easy way to access old posts, and so many of them are too valuable to be “lost in cyberspace.” Thanks!

  3. Dear Blogger,

    Thank you for your good work.

    What articles did you use for your John McCain “gook” entry?

    I am working on a larger piece concerning McCain and his racism. Please let me know as soon as possible, as I’d like to use his quotes: “If anyone was offended, they’re stupid” and other comments.

  4. hey, rr,

    you never responded to my inquiry about where you got the McCain quotes. Going to press soon.

    I know that some of them are real, did you make the other ones up? Why no link to the source?

    Please let me know where you got the “gook” quotes. I thought I had all of his comments on this topic, but you have some that I’ve never seen. So, please email me or something.

    I appreciate your website and your work.

  5. Love your blog.

    I work for a production company that’s filming something about the cultural impact of the TV show “The Simpsons”. Between Apu, Akira the waiter and Groundskeeper Willie, there’s just a plethora of stereotypical characters to choose from. Would you be willing to talk to us about how shows like “The Simpsons” affect how people perceive other nationalities?

    If you’re interested, please let me know. Thanks in advance, and again, love the blog!

  6. New NYCLU Video on the Stop and Frisk practices of the NYPD

    Everybody knows that the NYPD stops and frisks black and latino people far more often then whites. In fact, since 2003, the NYPD has made 2,950,000 stops; In 88% of those stops the individual who was stopped was found to be innocent; In 83% of the 2,950,000 stops, the individual stopped was black or latino. All, innocent included, have their information retained in a NYPD database. The NYCLU is proud to present our new video, ‘stopped and frisked’ wherein we feature two of our clients who are part of a class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s practice of retaining the personal information of innocent New Yorkers in a massive electronic database used in NYPD investigations.

    Enclosed, please find the video. We hope that you find occasion to post it on your blog, website, your facebook, or distribute through whatever listservs you have at the ready.

    This is an important issue affecting our black and latino communities and we hope you join us in this effort.

    Just published on Gothamist:

    http://gothamist.com/2010/05/19/video_stop_and_frisk_victims_blast.php

    Press Release:

    http://www.nyclu.org/news/nyclu-class-action-lawsuit-challenges-nypds-practice-of-keeping-innocent-new-yorkers-stop-and-f

    -alberto, videographer

  7. I just found your blog and wanted to thank you for writing.
    Thanks for linking to my blog post about the film. I am honored.

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