Thursday, December 11, 2008

Celebrating racial unity, American style

Behold, Blackbird, the new browser designed exclusively for black folks. I'm not joking. The description of Blackbird on the site is:
"Blackbird is the web browser for the African American community. Blackbird was developed by a team of African Americans to allow you to connect to what's going on in the African American community."
Now, if a group of white folks developed a web browser designed exclusively for white folks called something like, I don't know, White Dove, my guess is there would be problems. Big problems. I'll venture a guess, though, and say there will be no problems surrounding the launch of Blackbird. I'll allow you to draw your own conclusions about what these probable facts say about the dynamics of "racial reconciliation" in America these days.

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