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Archive for July 9th, 2007

On Blackness

Posted by Jack Stephens on July 9, 2007

Macha, on her first post for Double Consciousness, blogs about “Blackness” and on what it meant to her back in the day and now:

I realized one day not only was I being played, thinking maybe I wasn’t Black enough, I had let someone else define what being Black meant to me. Blasphemy! It wasn’t even Blacks who defined it. My parents did a great job, but they were competing with millions of media messages and the day to day of, well… White people. I said to myself one day, Do you see how stupid this is? Someone else has defined Blackness for you. I continued with questions like, who decides this? Is there a committee somewhere in the world that defines Blackness? How come I’m not on it?

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Erase Racism Call for Submissions

Posted by Jack Stephens on July 9, 2007

RaceWire will be hosting the July edition of the Erase Racism Carnival:

This month, RaceWire will be home to the 15th Erase Racism Carnival. The Carnival is a monthly collection of blog posts aimed at provoking discussion about race and catalyzing the eradication of racism.

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Daily Kos and the CIA

Posted by Jack Stephens on July 9, 2007

The Unapologetic Mexican blogs:

WHOA. This article sort of throws a new light on Mister “poor immigrant” DailyKos Moulitsas and his Humble Salvadoran Family story. Maybe others who are familiar with DailyKos know about this, but it sure is news to me. And important news, given the size of his blog and the purported agendas.

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