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.