Smarter people than me

Sorry for being quiet lately, ya’ll. I can’t speak for the other guest bloggers at ABW, but for my own part this summer has been insane, and won’t be slowing down for awhile. In part my problem is overcommitment; I’m working full-time while also trying to write full-time (uh… guess I should mention sometime that I got a book deal, huh?), and that’s leaving me just enough leftover time to eat, sleep, and occasionally have a life. So in lieu of writing interesting new content for you myself, I shall direct you to fun stuff I’ve seen in the last few days.

First and foremost: last week was International Blog Against Racism Week (IBARW) 3, this time on the theme of “intersectionality”. (My own humble contribution here.) So if you’re starved for stuff to read here, there’s lots of good stuff to read there, including some personal faves:

And unrelated to IBARW, but still illuminating:

-Brownfemipower on the John Edwards cheating controversy. I’d been dismissing this as yet another attempt by the right and the MSM to handwave a president who’s killed thousands and bankrupted the country by raising the terrifying specter of an almost-president who ::gasp:: got laid, but BFP’s got some really good points here. I’m rethinking my position.

-Gacked from Pam Noles, who gacked from Angry Asian Man, both of whom you should gack this from because it’s just well done; pass it on:

Enjoy!

16 Responses

  1. I agree with the video on most points. The place where this gets sticky is when you’re dealing with a friend. Then the “what you did” conversation turns into the “what do you really think of me?” conversation and the “is this a relationship I want to keep?” conversation. Maybe the answers are simple and you just dump the person. Sometimes answers are not because the person has qualities that you think are worth salvaging. Either way, these are heartbreaking discussions. I’ve always ended up having them in my head because I don’t always have it in me to deal with the person. Then I end up ending the relationship without saying anything. Sad, but true.

  2. Hey – just wanted to say congratulations about the book deal. I have often enjoyed your comments and posts, and look forward to hearing more about the book…

  3. congrats on the book deal.. well done you..
    what’s it called; when’s it out and will it be avail in uk?
    well done you in any case..

  4. Congrats on the book deal! :D Good job!

  5. Uhhh, a book deal?? Do tell.

  6. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Book deal?!! FREAKIN’ AWESOME!!!

    So, how does one go about getting a signed copy? ;-)

  8. Heeeey, CONGRATS on the book deal!!!!! :)

  9. Angel,

    One waits ’til fall 2009, when the book comes out, then one comes to a signing, which I’ll be traveling around to do in various cities. =) I probably shouldn’t have mentioned the deal yet; I was going to announce it here when the book was closer to coming out. D’oh.

    Still, thanks for the congrats, you and everyone else. =)

  10. [...] via almost every blog that I read Tags: Race, racism, Social Justice, [...]

  11. WOO-HOO!!

    I await the appearance of your work on Amazon. :D
    Well done.

  12. I think you can announce it more than once — I know I can stand to be reminded that good things do happen to good people sometimes, and I imagine everyone else probably can, too. Congratulations.

  13. Hey, way to bury the lede, here! Congratulations on your book deal!! Very exciting. Best of luck to you as you research and write the book. Can’t wait to read it!

  14. Congratulations and look forward to reading your book!

  15. Thanks so much for the video–I’m looking over his archives now for other stuff that might work well with my race & ethnicity class this fall.

  16. Err, I saw the video before I read the whole post. Congrats on the book deal! Well, deserved!

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