Date: 01/08/2001 1:17:19 PM Pacific Standard Time
Hi! I, too, changed race on Saturday.
Actually, it was something I've been gradually coming to see, since the awful day Democracy was murdered, when I realized that I'm blacker than Clarence Thomas. Never mind that I have auburn hair, green eyes, and fish belly pale skin. I am obviously black.
It will probably come as a shock to my birth family (who all voted for The Pretender.) But then again, I've always been the black sheep in that family, so, maybe not! <g>
[DIVA NOTE: COME ON, ROBIN… EVERYBODY IS BLACKER THAN CLARENCE THOMAS!]
Subj: renouncing race--------------------
Date: 01/08/2001 1:45:22 PM Pacific Standard Time
From: Linda M.
I will follow your lead and also renounce my race. I certainly do not want anyone to think that I have anything, I repeat anything, in common with the likes of Ashcroft, Lott, DeLay, Helms, Robertson or Duke.
I just wish there was a way to get Phyllis Schlafly to renounce her sex!
Thank you for the nifty racial identification card. It'll come in handy.
Linda from Sonoma County
[The Diva replies:
I've thought about your e-mail, and I think the compelling factor in the Schlafly issue is that she isn't human. She is a monster. If she were a human female, it might reflect badly on us, but since she is not, I think we have nothing to worry about.]
Subj: time for another census count--------------------
Date: 01/08/2001 2:17:12 PM Pacific Standard Time
Now I know why I've passionately loved jazz for decades. I'm black! Free at last, free at last, from the bonds of up-tightey whiteness. I can't say how many times I've felt admiration toward blacks for their courage and their community, and felt a twinge of sadness at not finding the same community in white America. I stand in solidarity with the Florida fourteen who dared to defy the howling mob for us, against tyranny. We SHALL overcome, some day.
[DIVA NOTE: ON BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN BLACK COMMUNITY, THANK YOU, EILEEN, FOR YOUR ADMIRATION AND SUPPORT. WE WELCOME YOU!]
Subj: Black, too
Date: 01/08/2001 2:16:03 AM Pacific Standard Time
Just happened on your site today while browsing the web and wish I had found it earlier.
I, too, guess I am black. They appear to be the only ones standing up to this unfairness.
Thanks for the info and your site.
[DIVA NOTE: YEP, LINDA, YOU'RE BLACK. THE MEDIA SAID SO, AND SO DOES THE DIVA. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!]