Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Black history is far more complex than Miss Information had suspected

Miss Information has had a tough week. There is some suspicion that she dissed a much-loved cultural institution in an article she wrote for the library. This has caused no end of trauma. Then she struggled mightily for about 7 hours on a job that should have taken 7 minutes. Stupid technology.

Miss Information really needed a snow day--not that that's happening. In spite of snowpocalypse, the library is open.

The only bright spot this week has been a Black History display in the mall near the library. It has beautifully framed photos of famous and significant Black people. Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks are there. Jackie Robinson, Herb Carnegie, Michael Jordan are there. Tupac, Biggie and Bob Marley are there. Justin Bieber is there. Huh? What?

In fairness, it's a market stall rather than an official display, but it does have a big Black History Month sign and Justin is the only Caucasian featured.


At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Lydia said...

That is just bizarre. I wonder if it was done on purpose or if it was an accident?

At 12:40 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Justin Bieber channels Usher?

At 5:10 PM, Blogger Miss Information said...

Good news! A poster of Led Zeppelin has been added to the Black History Month display--right next to Malcolm X.

At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Justin Bieber is part of their "Blech" History display.

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Shar said...

Well, Led Zep WAS a band greatly inspired by the blues (and I do love the point about Bieber being part of a "Blech" History display)!

I just wish they had a Led Zep poster at MY Branch.... :-)


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