Re: AA and AAA on anthro-l

Alx V. Dark (avd5863@IS.NYU.EDU)
Fri, 14 Oct 1994 12:51:58 -0400

I do think the recent request to desist from talking about the recent
issue of the AA and its implications for the AAA bears some comment in
itself. As someone who did not participate in that thread, I have to say
that it seemed to me to follow very high standards of conduct and
propriety and came to a pretty reasonable conclusion (information was
discussed about how these complaints could be brought to the AAA).

Frankly, in a month and a half this was the only thread on this list that
I found really engaging.

So I for one would like to know what is being defined as "political" here
if the academic content of a journal (which involves
its editorship) is off limits. If that's the case, so be it, but I
didn't subscribe to this list just to learn that another undergraduate
student (surprise) needs help with a research project.*

Someone has also already noted, correctly, that it is a little difficult
to figure out what other venue might exist for an open and timely
discussion of events like this.

* Disclaimer: no offense, this is also a useful feature of a list like
this, but the OTHER useful feature is gossip, pure and simple.

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