Monday, May 30, 2005

i could be eating barbecue but instead...

i'm trawling the b'sphere for shiny glittery things to catch my attention while the dishwasher finishes and i get ready to make some fried rice and continue reading brian mclaren.
(i could really go for some bbq right now. barbecued hot links...yum...barbecued baked beans...soft bread...orange soda....potato salad...good lord. where's a church picnic when you need one??)

11 comments:

Norma said...

I stopped by to see if you could really be a feminist and a Christian, but no capital letters make my eyes cross.

ding said...

ah, well.
sorry to lose you, norma.

jesus chick said...

i'm working my way through your recent posts and happened upon this one - although i haven't gotten to rox populi and real live preacher, i checked out the woman you don't get at all. i totally missed what must have been obvious - what don't you get?
p.s. lowercase rocks

ding said...

i'm truly befuddled by african american conservatives.

truly. and women! don't get it.

jesus chick said...

african american conservatives? why? what's her gig that's got you (ugh) befuddled?
i bet you're just sighing up a storm -don't give up on me, i'm trying to get where you're coming from. . .be patient ;)

ding said...

for me, being a female black conservative is like 'sleeping with the enemy.' like, being a gay conservative.

don't. get it.

jesus chick said...

yes, i understand that you don't get it, but WHY do you not get it? what are the irreconcilable differences?

ding said...

it comes down to policies. current conservative social policies are not particularly beneficial to most of the african american community.

social security, for instance. if republicans privatize social security black americans stand to lose the benefits at a greater level than others.

socially conservative laws (mostly advocated by law & order type conservatives), especially laws governing drug convictions, sentencing guidelines, 3-strike laws - all these disporportionately affect african americans negatively.

current tax policy...if you accept the argument that most african americans don't occupy the top 2% of our social pyramid, then you must also accept that these 'tax breaks' aren't necessarily doing us any good, either.

current sex education policy - most inner city schools don't have comprehensive sex ed programs (and aren't likely to) - or even basic education about HIV or other diseases - poorer communities don't have access to the same kind of information other communities do. progressive advocacy is trying to change this; not so our conservative friends, who think this is a 'common sense' issue.

current foreign policy...our military decisions are disporportionately affecting young black women.

i could go on ...

ding said...

the website blackfeminism.org has really good resources about current policies (social/political) from an african american pov.

jesus chick said...

what about janice rogers brown. does she make you scratch your head? she seems to be a good role model. HOWEVER. . . i don't know that much about her - but on the surface. . . .

ding said...

well, i did a spot of research.

and it all comes down to policy and record. frankly, her record is no better than a dick cheney's. not soothing for poor brown folk. (or poor anyone.)

here's a link:
http://www.earthjustice.org/news/display.html?ID=1007