Friday Music, Musings, and Annoucements

by Latoya Peterson

Happy Friday y’all!

There’s a blackout in downtown DC today, so I am heading into the office late. Nice intro to the weekend, though it cost me some money. A lot has been going on in DC, and I saw a couple things – the anti-suicide posters on the Metro, the “safety” zoning plans – pop up in the blogosphere. I’ll talk about that later though.


I did not receive any announcements this week. So, floor is open to the readers.


Blue Six – All I Need


Some scattered things I’m thinking about:

* I need to declare email bankruptcy. I have not a hope of getting through this inbox.

* I really want to write about comics. I picked up a mainstream American comic after years of non-involvement yesterday and immediately found myself sucked back into my fan girl roots. It also made me think about heroines and villainesses. And critiquing the comic industry. I wonder if the top people in comics understand that we want inclusion, but that inclusion doesn’t mean scrapping everything and starting over. I wonder if they, like the head honchos in gaming, seem to fail to understand that women aren’t going to get into something due to targeted marketing – there has to be a compelling character or plot. And I wonder why we can create these largely complicated multifaceted characters but still be unequipped to deal with matters of race and gender.

* I really should get to a post primary run down, but I frankly don’t have the strength. Ditto with the Sex and the City post. And the same with the Fast Company article “China Invades Africa.” But I have to do it, so next week is going to be interesting.

*It occurs to me that I should at some point explain the “why” in hip-hop feminism, specifically discussing misogyny and gender roles and economics. And why “woman of color” means different things to different people. And why I don’t spend a lot of time denouncing the sexism of certain men of color. And the cost of identifying as a feminist. I feel like that needs to be discussed as well.

Anything on your mind?

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Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Check out our daily updates on the latest celebrity gaffes, our no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations, and of course, the inevitable Keanu Reeves John Cho newsflashes.

Latoya Peterson (DC) is the Owner and Editor (not the Founder!) of Racialicious, Arturo García (San Diego) is the Managing Editor, Andrea Plaid (NYC) is the Associate Editor. You can email us at

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