August 25, 2007
August 24, 2007
I don't understand why is a need for this story of the latest blond celebs, when 400 have been executed in Texas out of the national total of 1096. One person executed this past Wednesday an others to be on August 28 & 30. Not knowing the details of all, I can't say the quilt or innocence; but the numbers are disturbing, I want to know is justice different in Texas?
August 19, 2007
August 18, 2007
With the information age, I wonder why the only online resources for a some people are the BLS, Bureau of Labor Statistics and all federal agency statistics. In the news, on the blogs, reports from think tanks and sometimes in conversation, statistics are quoted about what percentages of blacks are doing such and such. Our daily lives have become a mash of statistics. With millions of people online, in forums, writing diaries and blogs, many who are black; it would seem to me, that to get an idea about black life, you would read what they have written. The picture shows the American Political Blogosphere with few links between, does this follow in all of the blogosphere?
Black people do not always write of blackness, but write about their children, grandchildren, families, health, cooking, art, music, gardening, sports, comics and many other interests. Our lives intersect with all aspects of American life. You would read about black men who are not thugs, have families, active in the community and are responsible fathers. Our people are concerned with the state of
I noticed when I first looked at blog communities there were clusters of links, with only a thin link between them, some never touched. Now looking at the mapping of links it would appear that more people would be interconnected and there would be more knowledge of each other; so they would be in the position to question the statistics and their stereotypes. Internet technology has given us opportunities to explore many cultures and our own with extreme ease. Even if the voracity of every blog is questioned, the underling trends can be knowable. It just requires that we do a little more work and check a few more sources. There is a wealth of knowledge to be found about all Americans, if only we would explore more.
August 08, 2007
Let me just say I am not a gamer. The last video game I played was; well I have forgotten. I have not seen or played Resident Evil 5 or any of its other versions. I made a comment about the game at Black Looks from the description from the gamers and the short video representing a portion of the game. If you follow the link, you will notice the comments get awfully derogatory, sexist and racist. What gets me, is that the gamers really think they are taking the high road. They mention that it is an equal opportunity killing game, not just a white man killing African zombies. I made this comment, "This makes him a man?" When the comments section closed, the gamers found the blogger Kym Platt's other post at AskThisBlackWoman and came to this site to continue. It has trickled down to a few links, from almost a hundred the first day. I hadn't read the next post until today, it pissed me off that the gamers were still on the attack. So if more visit here and comment, I want you to know why I said what I said.
Apparently you emulate the game in real life and I still want to ask does this make you a man? In the case of woman, does this make you an honorary man? There is no honor in your comments, as there is no honor in killing any race
of or people who are weak individuals. It could be only brown eyed people and the intent would be the same. One man with an extraordinary weapon killing mindless people with machetes at best. The story line is not representative of a getting rid of evil in the world. It is an allegory for the strong and privileged to be able to get rid of a perceived enemy of people they fear and deem to be less that human. It feeds into the superiority of the gamer; not skill, intelligence or logic does this test, but gives that visceral thrill. So tell me why Sokari's last statement isn't true and that you feed the bunnies.