Thursday, February 27, 2003

As much as I might be a Lefty, there are moments when even I am left slack-jawed. Today at a meeting, one staff member (a black staff member) expressed the view that some people in the black community don't like it when a white person makes money from black history, by writing a book or something. It's seen as a white person exploiting blacks. This staff member even expressed agreement with that point of view because white people have been exploiting blacks for centuries. It somehow suppose to be the sole domain of blacks to make a buck off black history.

Needless to say, I couldn't object in the slightest for fear that my comments would be viewed as a racist attack. But one of the cranky older white profs let out a yell That's insane! Good for him.

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