This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

November 12, 2009

Decisions, Decisions…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — pprscribe @ 6:00 am

Out conferencing. Re-posting this from March. Enjoy!

PSA: Should I Blog About Some Racist Ish?

Well, it sometimes happens that I am just about to close down the Macbook for the day, thinking my blogging is done, when I open up one last news page, one last blog, and read…something that nearly makes my head explode. Now, anti-racist work can be exhausting. Many bloggers more able than I have burnt themselves out by tackling too much for too long with too few supports to help them. So what should I learn from this? When should I post about, say, some person calling Michelle Obama a bitch or trash, and when should I leave it alone?

Well, I follow a certain decision-tree. Up until now the process has been only in my head. But I figure, as a public service to the anti-racist blogosphere, that I should simplify my decision-making process and post it for all to see.

Soooooo…without further ado–here it is: the “Should You Post on Your Blog in Response to Some Racist Crap in the News?” flowchart, by PPR_Scribe.

Hope this has been helpful!

(P.S., Please excuse the misspelling of “migraine”–and any other typos that may be contained here. I had somewhat of a headache myself when creating this flowchart and the itty bitty letters were too hard for me to see clearly…)

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  1. This was great, totally could have used this. I’m going to have to bookmark it for future reference when I’m tempted to respond!

    Comment by Jae Ran — November 12, 2009 @ 11:48 am

  2. Hmm, this explains a lot why my blog has been so lame and fluffy of late.

    Comment by more cowbell — November 13, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

  3. Thanks for your comments, Jae Ran and MC. Sometimes your soul just needs a break. Just because we “intellectual types” are able to critically respond to everything does not mean that we should.

    More Cowbell, “fluffy” does not necessarily equal “lame.” Unless I missed your hello kitty/smurfs post. 🙂

    Comment by pprscribe — November 16, 2009 @ 9:08 am

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