Today was supposed to be Fun Friday over at Whitespace, but then Rundle asked me if I had heard about Ed Dunn calling Mike Arrington racist. Now I don’t have an opinion on whether or not Mr. Arrington is racist because I don’t even know the guy and I don’t play the race card. I’m half-black, half-white and found out a long time ago that any barriers can be overcome if you feel race is an issue.
What I do have an issue with is how Ed Dunn is going about all of this. I will keep this short as possible because really I don’t care to say everything that is on my mind, but if you feel like you are being snubbed because you are Black then it’s your duty to put out a product that people can’t deny rocks major ass. Simple as that. I believe 9rules is doing a very good thing, nothing major at the moment like Google or anything, but we do good things for good people and we have yet to hit major coverage anywhere.
And you know what? We know it’s because we have to push harder to make something that appeals to more and more individuals (marketing helps as well) and we are getting there. Traffic is growing monthly and more people are becoming aware of who we are. I’m not stupid enough to believe that some people don’t have it much easier due to their connections and whatnot, but I do believe the web is an open playing field where everyone gets a chance and if you don’t make a success out of things, you should try looking at yourself first to understand why.
Now, so we don’t spoil the Friday Fun with this “serious” stuff here are some pics that clearly prove Mike Arrington does indeed like black people.
Hell he even likes non-white women.
So let’s cut the bullshit and get back to creating products that people use regardless if you are a man from Idaho who is purple with 7 legs, 2 penises, 3 ears, and 1 tooth.
And ladies, those pictures are from last SXSW a year ago. I look a little different now.
Originally posted on February 10, 2006 @ 12:39 pm