Here's a great example of "the personal is political" in action.
From the L.A. Times, A Family's Year of Buying Black, which is part of a larger academic study called The Ebony Experiment.
There's even an Ebony Experiment blog, where they chronicle some of their experiences in the year of buying black.
I like the idea and will be following their progress.
How do you think it would change your community if you made your shopping choices around the idea that the personal is political?