28 March 2011

BROWN [by emmypantin@yahoo.ca]

When I picked up Brown, I was hoping to gain some insight into race issues.  The design of this quarter-zine is attractive and I was excited to bring it home.  However, when I read it, I was disappointed.  Its discussion of race is superficial and barely cuts at the tip of the issues it brings to the table.  At the last page, I was stunned that there wasn't more. 

In my view, Brown is a short complaint that 'life isn't fair.'  Although I understand that all of us oppressed people sometimes need to vent like this, I think that if you're going to use trees to reprint your ideas, at least make them useful and critical for your readers.