For those of you who are unaware of the "RaceFail 09" events, you may want to take some time and go through this link and the sites listed within it. I only became aware of what was going on over the last two days, or else there would have been something in here sooner about it, since this is what this com is for.
You may also want to read and/or join fight_derailing, and verb_noire. I don't think the folks over there know about us over here yet... so I'm going to go make contact. You should, too.