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([personal profile] ceitie Mar. 13th, 2009 12:42 am)
So the store where I've been working part-time since last summer? Closed down on Tuesday, with no warning to any of the people who were working there. Boo. It's not so bad for me, since I was hoping to get a different job this summer anyway, but I feel awful for my coworkers.


In more important news, for anyone on my flist who wants to know what's the deal with RaceFail09, something that started out as a discussion about racism and cultural appropriation and turned into something much bigger, and much more painful, here are some links that might help:

A timeline of the main events that happened early on in the discussion.

A short summary of the more recent events that have spawned from the original discussion.

A collection of links to everything that's gone down since the beginning. There's a lot of links here, but trust me, they're worth reading through.

I've been following but not participating in this. I'm a white girl with privilege coming out my ears, and I had the luxury to sit back and read, and hopefully learn.

However, to quote [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic here's what you need to know about RaceFail09: These conversations are not wank. This is not petty infighting. This is not trivial. This is important as fucking hell.
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