Monday, June 02, 2008

Guess Who's Coming to Oregon

This article is from the Corvallis, Oregon Gazette-Times. I think it is funny and could spark copy-cats from different genres. It paints a picture that is difficult to imagine in the south, but one that has an impact on national politics and why different regions of the country see each other in such unfavorable terms.




"The booths at the Saturday Corvallis Farmers’ Market have a wild mix of fresh produce, tasty food, plants and flowers. But this week, a table just outside the bazaar offered something more bizarre — “Meet a Black Guy.” Those who participated in the free service could chat with 21-year-old Corvallis resident Jeff Oliver, and get pictures taken with him. “It’s a statement about diversity in Corvallis. It’s not a very diverse place,” said Oliver, a lifelong Oregonian. He hoped to promote understanding, break stereotypes and perhaps even provide a comedic moment for hundreds of people strolling along the riverfront. The booth drew a mixed reaction, however."

The rest of the article can be read at http://www.gtconnect.com/articles/2008/06/01/news/community/1loc05_blackguy.txt.

This article also leads very naturally to the post below.

4 comments:

Supabloggasuprememama said...

thats funny.

Uncle Rick said...

You should check my blog for my comments on "To Kill A Mockingbird". It is one of my favorites.

Kathryn said...

I love it! I read the whole article. I think it is a great way to break stereotypes and to do it with a sense of humor! Yea him!


And yea you! Thank you so much for your comment on my post. You are so wise. You made me cry and blush. I do feel blessed. Honestly. It is a difficult situation but it makes me stronger and my family closer. My dad's soul is growing through this too. That is really the bigger picture.
So thank you. You reminded me what it's all about.
And, I love you too. If it is okay with your wife. ;)

Lerra said...

Oh my goodness...that is too funny!!