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December 01, 2005

Blog Against Racism Day: Participants

What can I say to all those of you so far who've taken part in this little blog swarm, except Oh. My. God. That's a lot of posts.

I was kind of expecting, oh, I dunno, maybe 30 or 40 bloggers to take part. It looks like there will be over 200, considering Technorati's slightly hit-or-miss coverage, the posts that keep coming in (and keep them coming!) and the burgeoning participation of more LiveJournalers, whose Journals are inefficiently indexed by Technorati. It's not a little exhilarating to toss an idea out into the world and see it met with such enthusiasm and creativity. Some amazing pieces of writing and artwork have been posted as a result of Blog Against Racism Day: I have stuff to read for days now. And so do you.

The thing is, given this amazing response, there's no way I'm going to get your posts compiled tonight.

Tony G at Milkriver Blog has sent along a version of his compilation of a bunch of participants, and Kevin Andre Elliott - who's blogging a mere couple dozen miles from the town where I got my first library card - has compiled a few dozen more. Between Kevin and Tony and my site referrals here, I should be able to collate a roster during the weekend. Feel free to post links you think I might miss, even if they're not yours.

I have to say I feel privileged to be part of this. I'm honored that so many of you found the idea worth participating in. And it's not too late if you haven't done so yet: this is a discussion that needs to stay alive.

Posted by Chris Clarke at December 1, 2005 09:28 PM TrackBack URL for this entry:

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Blog Against Racism Day
Excerpt: Contributors: (Updated 2 Dec., 8:15pm EST) Update: Blog Against Racism Day has proven to be more successful than anyone could imagine. I plan on continuing to add links here over the weekend, but you should also be sure to check out Creek Running N...
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Yes, I'm still Blogging Against Racism
Excerpt: This is why Blogging Against Racism is a good idea: [From The Intelligence Squad] A white drag queen who dresses up in blackface, "Shirley Q. Liquor" has a holiday song out that has been playing on radio stations in the...
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i'm going to try to keep compiling, but as you said, WOW, this thing is moving faster than i can keep up with.

i (thanks to Bora) created a new edition of blogarithmicly (a carnival of linkage) just for BARD, and if i find more collection sites i'll add them; but the post is up already at:



Posted by: tony g at December 1, 2005 10:25 PM
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I can't seem to make trackback happen on my site for some reason, but I do have a post up over at my place.

Thanks for a fantastic idea, Chris.

Posted by: Ancrene Wiseass at December 2, 2005 02:32 AM
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Thanks for your work on this, Chris, but I must say that I'm disappointed that we didn't end racism yesterday.

Posted by: norbizness at December 2, 2005 06:13 AM
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This was a great project -- glad I happened upon it, late and by chance. I feel an obligation to blog or to speak out someway against racism chronically -- isn't that part of being a member of this churning, fractious evolving society?

Posted by: janinsanfran at December 2, 2005 06:48 AM
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This is great - thanks for starting this! I'm coming in late, but I'm going to spread the word as much as I can.


Posted by: Rachel at December 2, 2005 07:12 AM
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Thank you so much Chris, for the idea and for inspiring such a buzz about the issue of Racism. Congratulations. I had many contributions on the actual day to my own blog, so thank you as well for that. Technorati was freaking out yesterday I think? I did a search just now and got 277 posts. I don't think thats the whole picture but pretty good numbers. The only disappointment to me was that none of the "superblogs" took up the idea as far as I know. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Anyway, fantastic job and thanks again.
Respect DD

Posted by: deviousdiva at December 2, 2005 07:44 AM
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Atrios wasn't officially on the trolley but he linked to a fantastic Digby post that examined the issues of racism, classism and political pandering.

Posted by: eRobin at December 2, 2005 07:52 AM
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Great job, Chris.

Posted by: Ann Bartow at December 2, 2005 12:17 PM
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It was a great idea, Chris. I got my entry submitted at about 11:50PM on Dec. 1. Just made the "deadline"!

Like you said, it is a great thing to see such enthusiastic response to the idea as well.

Posted by: thingfish23 at December 2, 2005 01:21 PM
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My trackback seems to not be going through, so in any event here's the link to my contribution: "A Brief Word About The Word". It is, among other things, a partial critique of the "racism as effects" definition you made in the post introducing this project, so I think it might interest you.

I don't mean to be pushy (I know how hard you're working on this, and I'm very appreciative)--just being informative.

Thansk for all the hard work on this critical issue.

Posted by: David Schraub at December 2, 2005 05:04 PM
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David, please don't fret. People being pushy by listing links here is doing me - and everyone who wants a compilation - a favor. Thanks for your post!

Posted by: Chris Clarke at December 2, 2005 05:13 PM
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