I feel the need to respond to this e-mail from yesterday:
Message: I used to love getting your daily e-mail but just unsubscribed. You're just beating the Black issue to death. I'm sympathetic to the causes of all minorities but as a White person (and transsexual) enough is enough. Perhaps you could have an "All Black All The Time" mailing for people hung up on Black issues and a "Black as Appropriate" for the rest of the GLBT community.
Dear "Some of my best friends are Black,"
Thanks for writing! We try to present a quality product appropriate for all races except for Eskimos. (You can't trust them.) We wouldn't want a reader to be unhappy. You went one step above and didn't just unsubscribe, you e-mailed and told us why! It's refreshing to see someone just lay it all out there - all cards on the table.
Looking back, I can grasp your point. A whopping 15% of posts on our front page (6 out of 35 when you wrote Friday night) were about racial issues. I'm not sure if Jessica Hoffmann's post on the women's conference was really a post about "Black," but I'm sure she won't mind if we include her for illustration purposes. After all, I'm counting Stormy's comic strip. Fifteen percent is, obviously, an overwhelming majority.
Out of the six "Black" posts, three were about Dr. Martin Luther King. Of course, it was the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination when you wrote, but you're right. "Enough is enough." If we celebrate one dead black guy killed by a white man, soon they'll all want federal holidays. Am I right?!
Even more outrageous, some of the contributors were actually black themselves! This is obviously an oversight on our part. We'll be moving them to our soon to be announced "All Black All the Time" blog immediately. Thanks for giving us the idea!
In conclusion, someone of your sophisticated and diverse pallate will appreciate other fine sites that aren't "beating the Black issue to death" like we have been. Perhaps you'll find them more suitable reading. I'd recommend: