Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Why Can't We All Just Get Along? part 3

This is pretty much how I feel. That makes me a racist doesn't it? I mean I'm a white male, pillar of my community and beloved by small children and forrest animals. Someone out there must really hate me for that so I hate them too.


Blogger Bry said...

Her article hits the nail on the head. Words cannot be regulated. Regulation makes things worse. Political correctness makes people hyper-aware of someone's "difference" rather than letting the whole thing go.

A guy I work with went into another department and took out their trash. The chick who works there jokingly said "thank you slave boy". He's half black. When he came through my department he laughed and said "did you hear that? She said it without even thinking. That's so funny".

Because she would have said that to any guy who helped her out by doing her chores. She was not aware of his skin color, and he loved it. He was called nigger by another woman about a year ago and almost punched her in the face. People don't realize the difference between saying things BECAUSE he's black and saying things not even thinking about his being black.

And don't even get me started on academics. There's a reason I will be teaching high school even though I could probably be a great professor.

Jun 28, 2006, 4:37:00 PM  
Blogger Dean ASC said...

You think the public schools will be a free and open forum for discourse?

Jun 28, 2006, 6:46:00 PM  
Blogger Bry said...

No. But I think they're worth fighting for. I think there's going to be a revolution in public schooling in the next fifty years, making things more "charter".

As restrained as one must be in public schools, at least there is diversity in front of one's eyes (I will be aiming away from suburbanite schools, toward small cities with diverse demographics). I might have to watch myself there, but at least I'm not surrounded by pompus idiots who think anyone with less than a master's is retarded. In public schools I can focus on making students think, rather than blasting them with personal rhetoric, as many, many professors do.

Jun 28, 2006, 11:11:00 PM  

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