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November 30, 2005

Tomorrow is Blog Against Racism Day

And I'm still not entirely sure what I'm going to write about. There are just so many potential topics.

But my old friend from Buffalo days, Elissa Feit, has found a great solution to that problem: she's been spending the last week writing about racism for Blog Against Racism Day. (She lives in Australia now, and thus there may be some way in which the International Date Line affects her blogging early.)

This post especially grabbed my attention, in which Elissa briefly connects slavery and Peak Oil. It's a economical read in the senses of topic and brevity both.

One of the best things about this project, incidentally, is that in the overwhelming response to the idea I've been made aware of some wonderful blogs. At one of them, This Is Not My Country, the stunning DeviousDiva has also gotten an early start on BAR Day, with observations from her perspective as a person of mixed ethnic ancestry living in Greece.

It's not too late to get in on the project, of course: you have a whole day to think of something to say, even if you limit yourself to a pointer to some of the other writing people are doing. (Traffic's important too!) And just between you and me, if you accidentally wait until Friday to write something, I don't think anyone will complain.

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3 blog(s) linking to this post:

Blogging Against Racism Pt. 1
Excerpt: I'm getting a head start on Blog Against Racism Day. Many politically minded bloggers are taking part, and I hope to see some of my poetry blogging friends take part as well. And as Chris points out, even a link...
Weblog: Slant Truth
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Blogging Against Racism Pt. 2
Excerpt: Blogging While Black How white is my blog roll? The question comes from Jeneane Sessum, a blogger who participated in this year's Blogging While Black panel at SXSW. Out of 64 literature oriented blogs there are six minorities--about 91% white....
Weblog: Slant Truth
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Excerpt: Blog Against Racism Day is tomorrow. Most of Kevin’s blog posts will appear at Slant Truth, but I’ll be posting links to other posts here as well. ...
Weblog: Satellite Heart
Tracked: November 30, 2005 04:09 PM
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Depending on my mood, I might write about Japan.

Posted by: Roxanne at November 30, 2005 08:25 AM
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We'll have something up, Chris. I've been working on it this morning. Dredging up old memories.

Posted by: Rexroth's Daughter at November 30, 2005 10:52 AM
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Friday can be "post a comment against racism" day for those of us without blogs.

Posted by: Joanna at November 30, 2005 11:10 AM
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I am thinking of what to write and reading the other's posts has been helpful. I enjoyed Elissa's series on BARD. Hopefully I will have something up tomorrow too.

Posted by: Kim at November 30, 2005 03:01 PM
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I feel like I won an oscar or something! Thanks the mention which totally bowled me over. Big luck for the next 24 hours and for as long as we
can keep this going? I think "Blog against Racism WEEK" at the very least. Next year? Respect. DD

Posted by: deviousdiva at November 30, 2005 04:29 PM
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As it's already December 1 here in Oz, I've just put my post up.

Posted by: Viv at November 30, 2005 06:08 PM
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