International Blog Against Racism Week – Ask the ABW
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It’s that time again, kids! IBARW. I’m against racism, obviously. And, I have a blog. It’s a perfect match!
This is the second annual such week, and let’s hope it continues until racism is, well, gone. I participated last year and that post is still worth reading. I noted then that it seems kind of weird to participate in IBARW since I blog against racism every week. Still, it’s good to be a part of something like this, if for nothing else then to see that we who are against racism aren’t alone. Just click on the Technorati tag at the bottom of the entry to see other blogs against racism. Folks who want to ignore racism are always out to make folks like me feel alone and singular. Nice to have a big, flashing reminder that I’m not. And neither are you.
For this year’s blog against racism I thought it would be nice to try something different. Instead of doing one of my same old posts about why racism is bad and why we should eliminate it, why not reach out to my readers and do a little educating? So, I’m opening the comment section up to questions. Ask me anything about Racism. Anything at all. From What Is Racism? to Why Can’t Black People Be Racist? to Am I Racist? and anything between or beyond. I promise no one will make fun of you for asking or yell or make you feel bad (unless you act like a complete asshat). This is an honest, open conversation in which I or other commenters can, hopefully, help you to understand some of the stuff we know/experience/deal with every day.
Ground rules still apply. Be respectful and we’ll respond in kind.