Dr. Michael Mancini (
15 Aug 1995 01:16:10 GMT

JSmith1283 ( wrote:
: I must say that I was very suprised to see this posting by a European in
: this section. I was impressed by the speedy reaction which led to the
: authors demise in the Net.

: My next reaction is the question of whether or not there would have been
: as speedy a reaction if the subject had been African-American women.

: A few years ago, I listened, with a hall filled with other people, to a
: fellow probation officer read a poem about his youth. In the poem he
: referred to National Geographic and how much he enjoyed looking at the
: pictures of native women with their breasts swinging free.

: I was insulted as a African-American woman because I understand that
: National Geographic was the predecessor of Playboy type mags and the
: majority of women depicted in N.G. looked like me.
: Following this insult, I watched as every applauded. I was angry with the
: African-American men because they seemed to appreciate the piece as well.
: Now if the subject of that piece had been white women, the white women
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: would have jumped the guy, AA men would have been next, then white men. I
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: doubt that AA women would get into the fight because we suffer so much
: from insults that no one attempts to protect us from.

: Signed
: Jo (An African-American Woman)
Since it is no longer politically correct to refer to blacks as blacks,
Negros, or Coloreds, I suggest that Jo launches a massive letter-writing
campaign against such organizations as the National Association for the
Advancement of COLORED People and the United NEGRO College Fund to
instruct them that they will either change the offending word to
African-American or suffer a massive lawsuit by right-thinking African-
Americans in this country.

Also, we will no longer allow Haitians and Jamacians to refer to themselves
as such. If they are black, they will be referred to as African-Americans.

: james g. keegan jr. ( wrote:

: : You spineless dweeb, you did not prove I am behind Pure Silk.. This
: : is rather stupid, since I AM Pure Silk.
: : There is nothing to prove.