Friday, January 25, 2008

Brandeis professor

Reynolds: "I think that false charges of racism aimed at a professor today are like false charges of unchastity or "loathsome disease" aimed at a woman in 1890 -- libelous per se."

Not just professors, I'd add.

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Blogger David N. Scott said...

I hate to be in the 'racism is SO over' camp, given that it's easy to say for a suburban white guy (tm) to say.

But I do wish we could figure out what is meant by racism. People are more or less racist depending on the races involved, their locations, and where they happen to be in life.

I mean, these days people act like racism is some sort of chronic and binary condition... you are or you aren't and nothing will change it. Not my experience, and I don't think that's really how it works.

Anyway, my $.02.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

That sounds a lot like the plot of this movie.

Liberal fascism, indeed.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Haven't seen that movie, Mike.

David, your two cents are priceless. I also think that different generations have different experiences. I'm too young (don't laugh!) to have experienced the tumult of the civil rights era, and it just hasn't left as deep an impression on me as someone who is older and remembers.

7:20 AM  

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