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March 14, 2005

Blogging While Black at SXSW

Full Circle has a detailed blow-by-blow of SXSW's Blogging While black panel, starring Tiffany Brown, Tony Pierce, Lynne Johnson, Jason of Negro Please and (All About) George:

Jason: I was telling someone about this panel and I said Tony was going to be on the panel and they said, why, he's not black. My personal sight, you see my picture. Negro is the first word. If you google Negro I'm the fourth or fifth page. Everyone who comes on my site knows what they are getting. But as editor for )____ my picture is not there. How does my race affect what I write on LAIST.com The Devon Brown case in LA, our two local papers, wrote about his funeral. I find the Daily News coverage to be culturally insensitive, retarded. I mentioned that and someone commented that you had probably not been to a black funeral. That would not happen on my site because people know who I am. Not on LAist. In the blog world it is easy to assume it is a white man. How does my race affect what I write on a site that is not about race?

(via metalface)

Posted by jsmooth995 at March 14, 2005 8:50 PM

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