Re: Social Engineering (was: Different patriarchy Model)

jonM (
Sat, 21 Jan 1995 07:49:18 GMT

In article <JMC.95Jan19214632@SAIL.Stanford.EDU>, jmc@cs.Stanford.EDU wrote:

> Unfortunately, black ghetto culture has been getting worse socialized
> recently. The attacks by blacks on blacks who get good grades in
> school are a recent phenomenon, for example. The re-election of Berry
> in Washington, D.C. is another.
> --
> John McCarthy, Computer Science Department, Stanford, CA 94305
> *

It seems to me that your cultural logic is as bad as your grammar. Black
ghetto has not been getting "worse socialised", it is simply diverging and
developing in different ways to what you consider to be the norm. What is
more of a problem is that you appear to unwilling to accept the connection
between your normative codes of social conduct and the oppression of
Afro-americans. The persistance of the norm is the condition of black
oppression, not what it should necessarily aspire to.


John Cook.