I read Steven Barnes’ blog and wonder why I bother to blog at all… he says it all and then says a little bit more. He rocks.
Over the weekend, I spoke with one of the few black SF fans at a local convention. He spoke of conversations with a famous SF writer (of Southern heritage and Conservative bent) who insists that slavery was good for slaves, and not a damaging institution. … If you find yourself in such a conversation with someone with a desperate need to justify the inhumanity of his ancestors, you might try pointing them at the following statistics.
Teh St00pid, it’s not just for Teh Internets anymore.
Read the whole thing and keep reading every post he makes. You’ll thank me.