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Monthly Archives: July 2009

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I don’t have much time to analyze this, but I don’t really need to, because WHAT THE FUCKING FUCKITTY FUCK pretty much suffices: Harvard Professor Gates Arrested at Cambridge Home Friends of Gates said he was already in his home when police arrived. He showed

Linkspam 3: The Race and Class Edition

EDIT: Apologies for giving you all the wrong link for the “The Nouveau Poor, The Working Poor”. The proper link is now up! Blame WordPress. I didn’t intend to link race and class issues today. In fact, I was feeling much more lighthearted. Then I

We hate to say it

But Verb Noire needs to raise some cash to defray the expenses of WorldCon. We thought we could bridge the gap out of pocket, but money is tight and my kid’s face is expensive. So, we’re hoping book sales, merch sales, and anything else you

The “Why are you so angry????” edition

This week has been a veritable smorgasbord of RAGE-inducing reports of various incidents. Here’s some of the stuff that has been fanning the flames on the side of my face…. How I lost my health insurance at the hairstylist’sFreemarketer: “But if we offer a public

Hello Jim Crow!

Apparently, not only is Jim Crow alive and well, he isn’t even pretending to be hidden any more. What makes me say that? Well let’s start with a curious incident in Philadelphia. Seem a day camp paid for their kids to be able to swim

“What are you?”

Been looking all over for the Natasha Raymond poem by that title. Natasha and I performed it with my friend Elise (menshed in “My Favorite Beatle” below) in venues around Ann Arbor, Michigan. Natasha, like most mixed race people, got that question a lot, and as a light-skinned

Fictional Highlights

I’m starting a new regular feature here on the ABW (and also on the Carl Brandon Society blog) wherein I list all of the SF/F/H short fiction by writers of color published each month. We used to do a similar thing on the SFBookswap blog