Re: What Are the Race Deniers Denying?
Jeffrey G. Brown (email@example.com)
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 21:14:43 -0500
In article <329A13FD.D86@conterra.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Gregory Taylor wrote:
> > This past Saturday, I was down at the local University library in
> > search of some stuff on the photographer Eugene Atget and
> > I found myself in the Reference Room. If I check the American
> > directories of University faculties, I notice that there's
> > a Robert Whitaker who drops off the map around '83 or '84
> > at a place calling itself Abilene Christian College. But what I
> > can't locate is any record of a dissertation abstract for anyone
> > in the social sciences with a name like yours. Are you one of
> > those guys who got an academic job back in the early 60s when
> > they were hiring faculty on the basis of an M.A.? Your research
> > doesn't even seem to be on the map, Bob. Nowhere. So I'm thinking
> > that you've got this "proof by assertion" thing stuck because you
> > never actually had to do it. Maybe that explains the evidentially
> > challenged bits - you never actually *did* any real research.
> > And, as you can imagine, it's intriguing to imagine that there's
> > a religious component to your possible ah...departure from
> > Abilene - I might have thought that Texas would be one of
> > the places I might have looked in the 1960s for theological
> > justifications of racism - but you didn't run afoul of a
> > pack of Christians who looked in askance at your racist
> > diatribes now, didja? 'Zat you, Bobby?
> God, you clonesa are stupid. Go to your library, get *The New Right
> Papers*. Look at the dust jacket. Wipe the drool off your mouth.
Here's the sum total of what the dust jacket of _The New Right Papers_
(St. Martin's, 1982) has to say about Robert Whitaker:
"Robert Whitaker is the author of _A Plague on Both Your Houses_
(Luce, 1976). He has written articles in various political journals,
and has been an active participant in, and spokesman for, textbook,
anti-busing, and other conservative protests. He has been working on
Capitol Hill for the last four years and presently serves on the U.S.
House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee."
Hmmm. Nothing there about actually having had to do any peer-reviewed
research of any type. What's your point, Bobby? (Here... have a napkin,
while you're at it...)
Jeffrey G. Brown email@example.com
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