Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Juneteenth MIA, er, mentioned, at KBOO

In the Inner Party's ongoing effort to be more diverse than thou, KBOO honors the Anniversary of Juneteenth aka Freedom Day aka Emancipation Day by letting members post about it on KBOO's Facebook timeline:

Why have I not seen one bit of advertisement for the Juneteenth celebration or parade? Last year we were in the parade but there wasn't anyone on the sidewalks to see us? What the hell is up with that? And as for the celebration people either said they never heard of it, didn't know when it was or drove by real slow but didn't stop...what is the problem with Juneteenth and the black folk in this town? can someone please tell me? Wanda.

More about Juneteenth:

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth,[1] and is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in 42 of the United States.[2]

See how committed the Inner Party is to diversity!!!!   We LET members POST about the IDEA of doing something for Juneteenth.  We have no time or energy to do anything about it because we're fighting to save KBOO from fiscal solvency.  And people like Fitch sure as fuck don't have time because they have to deal with us!!

Anyway,  it's not diversity that matters, it's the appearance of diversity that matters.  If we had real diversity and awareness of Juneteenth that would mean more black people involved with KBOO and frankly that's kinda scary to most of the Fitch Lynch Mob.  This might be the reason suggesting a black radio show host is being politely ignored:

That and Tavis Smiley's corporate NPR connections.

Anyway, happy Juneteenth! We didn't do anything to create diversity or reach out to communities of color or acknowledge this powerful moment in history that is apparently way way under reported, BUT  a member got to post about it at Facebook.  And we ignored it.



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