According to this, as a prank, a DJ here in DC suggested tattoing Muslims and/or making them wear armbands.
And of course, lots and lots of people were in favor of the idea.
Off to work.
Ps. I brought up some questions about anti-Racism work in my YRUU leader meeting yesterday and the head of the program said that if I wanted to take some kids to the YRUU anti-racism shindig in New Orleans in February, I could, in fact she would LOVE to see me go. I don't know if that person was sicking me on the anti-racism conference or sicking the anti-racism conference on me, but from the context I gathered one or the other was true.
I realize I come off as a contrarian, but I honestly am not asking questions like "How do cultures that mistreat women fit into the general theory that all cultures are equal and should all be respected and not judged by white American standards?" to amuse myself with my own cleverness. To me, that seems like a very basic question and one to which I don't have a really satisfactory answer myself. But it's the sort of thing one expects folks who do this stuff as a major life project to have worked out, and I haven't ever gotten a truly straight answer on that from someone who actually does anti-racism work.
who asked that question in a more thoughtful form here