by Carmen Van Kerckhove
Thank you to everyone (over 300 people so far!) who took the time to complete the Racialicious feedback survey!
I’m going to leave it open for a few more days so if you haven’t filled it out yet, please do so here.
I’ll need some time to sort through all the feedback, but will soon announce some new initiatives on Racialicious, based on all of your suggestions.
In the meantime though, I thought I’d share what I thought were the funniest or most memorable comments from the survey so far.
Why do you read Racialicious?
Because it’s the CNN for POC!
The website often reminds me of a more serious and sincere version of VH1’s series on race from a few years ago. It also reminds me of a more mature version of “Ego Trip’s Big Book of Racism.”
To balance my academic focus on race with some pop culture…and to feel better about watching that MTV crap 😉
it’s one of the few places online I can read user comments without the fear that they will cause me to buy, register, and then swallow a handgun.
100000000 times better than Gawker!
I like to remind myself that I DON’T want to be the kind of person behind Racialicious… That I don’t want to be the person walking around with an enormous chip on my shoulder ALL THE TIME, EVERYWHERE, with EVERYONE, thinking that even the least little thing is SHOCKINGLY! OFFENSIVE! TO ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR! EVERYWHERE!!
What do you like least about Racialicious?
The recent link to “Annoying Celebrity Do-Gooders” on Maxim. Whoever wrote that article/whatever is a major asshole.
(Note from CVK: This cracked me up because the guy who wrote it is actually a friend of mine!)
Sometimes Carmen makes kinda snippy comments about the way folks look. One example was Kelis getting arrested and Carmen noted that she looked bad which I thought was unnecessary to say.
The site looks clean, but is somewhat boring. Needs a yellow and dark brown gummi bear.
I’m only sad at the end of the day, when I’ve read all the new posts.
I find it’s the same BS, ooooh, let’s not upset the white people. It seems to me, from some of the posts I have read, that we are still seeking their approval.