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I was going to write some background RaceFail So Far for the parts of the flist who haven't heard the story, but this is a much better intro than I would have written, covering the whole thing from the beginning, and this is a much better explanation of why it matters, and this is a much better cover of all the proactive things you can do about it.

So I made a mix instead.

If nothing else, get yourself up to speed so you know what the songs are about.


Cover image is from this article.

( Now watch what you say, or they'll be calling you a radical )

Comments

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rosehiptea
Mar. 14th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm really impressed by this. Thank you.
sherbertglasses
Mar. 14th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
This is perfect. I'm thrilled to see you have Phil Ochs here. My dad has a huge man-crush on him and is sad that nobody knows who he is. I ran into something very RaceFail-y recently on DeviantART. I posted about it here: http://neko-chan42.livejournal.com/90787.html

So downloading this, btw.
sailorptah
Mar. 15th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Not exactly RaceFail, but still hugely, overwhelmingly Fail.

Glad you like!
sherbertglasses
Mar. 15th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
That's why I added the 'Y'. I know it's more SexualityFail, but it is similar.
matt_doyle
Mar. 15th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
I really like this. Though given the parties involved, starting out with the Flash Girls seems... cheerfully ironic?
sailorptah
Mar. 15th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
"Cheerful irony" was the intention of a lot of this, but I don't know this particular connection...

*checks Wikipedia*

...Oh, wow. I only wish I had been that clever on purpose.

*runs to add a note to the mix*
matt_doyle
Mar. 16th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
Hee hee hee.
deepad
Mar. 17th, 2009 05:42 am (UTC)
Oh Erin. I do love you.
sailorptah
Mar. 17th, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
lesathscorpii
Mar. 18th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
uhh "bigmouth strikes again" is by the Smiths, not morrissey. (and before you quibble, "Don't Stand Too Close" is definitely not by Sting, "Once in a Lifetime" is not by David Byrne, "Wannabe" is not by Geri Halliwell... etc.)
sailorptah
Mar. 20th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
...wait, do you mean that the version on this mix is by the Smiths, or that it's a Morrissey cover of the Smiths' song?
(Anonymous)
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
it's by the smiths. morrissey is the lead singer of the smiths.
sailorptah
Mar. 20th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
Ahhh. *fixes*
slashpile
Mar. 23rd, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
This is awesome. I was just catching up on Racefail links and, wow. This is actually pretty revitalizing -- thanks :)
sailorptah
Mar. 23rd, 2009 10:05 am (UTC)
Revitalizing was the goal. Glad you like =D
rainbow_goddess
Apr. 1st, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
I would love to download this mix, but MegaUpload is giving me some bizarre little picture that supposedly has four characters in it that I'm supposed to enter into a box, and all I see is a squiggle.
sailorptah
Apr. 1st, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
It's four letters/numbers; they're just tilted and overlapping each other, so they're annoyingly hard to make out. (Ask a friend to help sort it out?)
phoebonica
Apr. 1st, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
Downloaded, thank you!
ladyelleth
Apr. 1st, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
You are amazing for putting this together. I wish I could say something more intelligent, but really, words fail me (in a good way).
sailorptah
Apr. 2nd, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
It's more than enough. Thank you :D
lytab5
Apr. 1st, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for this! Downloading!
the_ped
Apr. 1st, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
The moment I saw the cover I was all, "This is about RaceFail." And I was right.

As a blonde Fan whose white privilege HAS shown a few times in my reactions to fic and discussion. This entire mix, and your reasoning, helps me think that my time for writing CoCs will approach one day. Maybe. If I remember that I'm upper-middle class, and MY filter on normal? Not what other people experienced.

So, love the songs on the mix, and I've been singing, " 'Cause I'm a Blonde" since I watched, "Earth Girls are Easy" this weekend.
sailorptah
Apr. 2nd, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Take a shot at it! I encourage you with all the authority of...another clueless white girl :D
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