Wow. I think I am not cut out to be the author of a controversial blog. I am happy that my post about what I thought was a racist ad provoked some interesting comments, but I hate the idea of potentially offending people with my critiques! It´s one thing to do this in the safety of friends or in a classroom but different when it´s over the web and could be read by countless people who don´t know me. I have been living in a very racist society for the past 9 months and it has made me very sensitive and perhaps a bit jaded. I guess going from working for an extremely progressive organization in a liberal city to living in a place where it is acceptable to openly make racist remarks and restaurants advertise with extremely racist drawings (and I will have to get photos of these so you can all see for yourselves) kind of messes one up. I like the idea of posting things that make people think, and I hate to have everyone agree with me all the time, but I have to work on hardening myself a little. I think this is a healthy goal for myself.