1. Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    i know i dont look black but i am 

    thats why im pretty much disqualified to comment on our first black president.

    my sister and i were the only black kids out in the suburbs for much of our time growing up.

    in one of the magazines our grandmother subscribed to, Jet, they would list all of the black people who were going to be on tv that week. even though these were the days of The Jeffersons, and Good Times, some weeks there were barely enough names for half of a page – and Jet was a tiny little magazine. a little bigger than your hand.

    today i got to support one of the biggest blogs in the world, Top of the Ticket. i added pictures and videos to posts, i even got to write a few. as a bi-coastal team we were liveblogging. reporters photographers video journalists editors copy editors and bloggers covering what wonkette so wryly deemed “the Actual Most Historical Thing Ever, Since the Moon Landing“.

    but to me it was still a black man on tv and i wondered how jet would have listed it.

    although it was mighty cool to be in the belly of the beast during a day of such dramatic advancement for the perception and reality of minorities in america, my sister wins because she was there, in a chair, in the good section.

    even desperately posting a photo of yourself being felt up by two canadian girls while wearing a silk shirt adorned with a variety of ac/dc album covers cant beat that.

    although welchy’s hit n run blog came close with their “Obama Inaugurated, Ex-Klansman Collapses” headline

    also, ken layne was on fire (nsfw)