Re: Avoiding the mirror

allen lutins (al2032@CSC.ALBANY.EDU)
Thu, 3 Nov 1994 10:33:54 -0500

> Date: Wed, 2 Nov 1994 10:22:18 EST
> From: "Sherwin P. Hicks" <V935CF54@TEMPLEVM.BITNET>
> Subject: Avoiding the mirror
> Levity??? The issue of Rushton is put away as if it were a box of summer
> clothes. How convenient. Obviously, the majority of respondents on anthro-l
> are quite comfortable with Rushton's and Murray's theories. Here's a little
> something I hope many of you take to heart.
> Beyond the world of police, courts, jails and asylums, we were faced with
> the perhaps even more sickening outside world. Within this world, respectable
> people, smart and secure work, day in, day out, to maintain the lie. They know
> about the abuse and cruelty, they know about the dishonesty and corruption,
> they know about the complex falsity of the reality in which they live, but they
> daren't turn against it, they would be turning against themselves, so they
> remain silent - the silent, voilent, majority.
> [additional paranoid-sounding stuff deleted]


...if you've been paying attention, you will realize that "silent" is
no way to characterize the discussions on the racist issues recently
brought to light in this fact, it was one of the most
active threads this year... how long is long enough? you really expect such threads
to drag on forever? ...what would be accomplished? ...everything
that can be accomplished has: a general consensus has been reached
(almost *everyone* who responded was vehemently opposed to linking
"race" and "intelligence"); it became clear that further ranting in
this forum would consist mostly of preaching to the converted...and
the members of this forum have been made aware (through the lengthy
discussions already carried out) of the importance of the issue, and
most of the facts that can be brought to bear on it... it's time for those of us in a position to do so to go out in
the real world and *do* something about it--for example, educate our
students about such things...ignoring these issues *is* a tacit
admission that they may not hold up under critique, but that critique
has been fully exhausted in this particular forum, IMHO...


allen `alley cat' lutins

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