Just in time for Kwanzaa, and leading up to the inauguration of the Great Uniter, here is a reminder of just how far from unity we have drifted: a web browser for black people.
This comes courtesy of the Mozilla Foundation. Code-wise, Blackbird seems to be just Firefox in blackface. It comes with pre-set bookmarks to black fraternities and sororities, black news (“Bush Exit Strategy: Damage America”), bling vendors, and links to some of the innumerable black-only professional organizations like the National Society of Black Engineers.
“One nation … indivisible.” Well, that was a pleasant dream, wasn’t it? Brief, but pleasant.
(And now that Mozilla has done its duty to “the African American community,” perhaps they’ll figure out why I can’t install the Google toolbar on my Firefox browser.)