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Black at Burning Man story in the news

Post by some seeing eye » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:55 pm ... rning-man/

"...After my lifelong friend, who is Jewish, invited me to attend in 2014, I bombarded him with questions: Are there other black people there? Is it dangerous? What do you do all day? Why is it worth all the effort? He repeatedly assured me that Burning Man would help me find what I was seeking—a break from an existence that was breaking me, and to figure out what I truly wanted out of life—if I just opened myself up to the experience.

During my first Burn, I attended a workshop called “I’m black and on the playa,” which attracted more than 100 people of color and their allies calling for greater diversity at the festival..."

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Re: Black at Burning Man story in the news

Post by Token » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:12 am

And she didn't have to do no culture appropriation the braid that hair.

Good for her.

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Re: Black at Burning Man story in the news

Post by ACfromSAC » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:14 am

There definitely seemed to be more black folks at TTITD this year, based on my highly scientific observations.

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