Baratunde Thurston, who wrote How to Be Black, says, “Tuesday is the least racist day of the week in terms of purchasing patterns.” He is also the co-founder of Cultivated Wit, which has come out with an App to map racism – it’s called, drum roll, the Location-Based Racism App.
Yes folks, you can now map racism.
From Cultivated Wit’s website:
Find Racism Right Where You Are!
Sure, Foursquare and Yelp are great for finding artisanal bacon retailers, hamster-whispering veterinarians, and doctors that don’t accept your insurance. But you know what else they help you discover? Racism. Right where you are.Submit your own entries for possible inclusion. Terms and conditions here.
“You can’t end racism and make homophobia worse.” That’s what TV-star W. Kamau Bell said when he was interviewed in the book “How To Be Black.” Also, racism and recycling have nothing to do with one another!
During the Civil Rights Movement, people took bold action against discrimination, staging sit-ins, takeovers, and boycotts. This person clearly hates racism, but loves this bar, and so has suggested a time-based protest. You can have your gay bar and fight racism at the same damn time.
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Yep, that’s right, as someone who is committed to fighting racism, it’s comforting to know that what humans have yet to accomplish, technology might.
We can expose racism where it lurks. We have the technology.