Mar. 13th, 2009

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Well.

I have unwittingly put myself right in the line of fire of Race Fail '09. I suppose I should admit to myself that it is my white privilege that kept me out of it until I purposefully got involved.


The 400-some comments in my email inbox are fascinating to go through. I don't have the first clue where to jump back in with the discussion, but I can't just throw the topic out there and disappear.

I am glad the band-aid got ripped off the wound, but I am truly sorry to the people who actually got hurt- and that would be the PoC (or, a new term I learned, FoC (Fen of Color)) in the community.

I don't see this whole Race Fail thing going away any time soon (yeah, I know, brilliant analysis), and I have no idea how to actually help the situation. But in the meantime, I am going to support projects such as [livejournal.com profile] verb_noire, and try not to let the righteous white folks get away with convincing themselves that they're... well, righteous.


The next sound you hear will be my forehead repeatedly hitting my desk.

Edit: If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out the [livejournal.com profile] startrek community. Look for a post I made. Then look for the folks who showed their asses.

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