Black. White.

This show has an interesting concept. Though it smells a bit of people who have never really experienced racism.

My mother participated in an anti-racism initiative (she is against it in principle). This particular group was of the opinion that whites could not ever experience racism (by convenient definitions). It troubled her that her children were experiencing racism every day while she could not. So she went into over protective mode to defend us against all those bad people out there oppressing us. LOL Yes, over protective. Lots of the things she reacted to really were not about race but a misunderstanding.

The beneficial thing about having both white and black parents is having a unique perspective on this whole race issue. In some ways I am black, some ways white, some ways both, and some ways neither.

I am interested in seeing how this show starts a dialogue others might not otherwise feel comfortable discussing.

Black. White. | FX Networks

Two families – one white and one black – come together under one roof in Los Angeles as they prepare to go out in the world as the other race. The Wurgels (Bruno, Carmen, and daughter Rose) are a white liberal family from Santa Monica, CA, and the Sparks (Brian, Renee, and son Nick) are a middle class black family from Atlanta, GA.

I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr

Boondocks did an episode on Martin Luther King, Jr. It inspired me to Google MLK. Much of this is a poignant reminder of how far and not far enough the both America and the world have come. We are not living the dream.

Yet…

I Have A Dream

Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. Source: Martin Luther King, Jr: The Peaceful Warrior, Pocket Books, NY 1968

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Something to Get Off My Chest

Back in December, I applied for a position in Enterprise Application Services – Technical Services in the Office of Information and Instructional Technology in the University System of Georgia. The title is the same as mine. The job duties would be one of three Database and Application Administrators for the WebCT Vista system at USG. Considering I help administrate the WebCT VIsta system here and have pioneered resolving some of the issues before the USG had to deal with them, I hope I will be a successful candidate.

I have told some people about this over the past couple weeks. Most recently my boss and his boss have both been told. So it is no longer a “secret”.

Well, I had a phone interview that went pretty well, I think. I am on the “short list”. So unless someone better comes along, I think they might offer me the job.

That would start the painful process of figuring out how to leave without everything coming crashing down around me.

Disseminate

Don’t tell others about something (dissiminate). Make them watch it or listen to it or a give a copy.

Maybe I am just too much into first party sources? I don’t want to learn from someone who read a book about it. I want to learn from someone who actually does it.