Re: No race wars

John McCreery (jlm@TWICS.COM)
Thu, 17 Oct 1996 09:27:45 +0900

>For me, as a Black woman anthropologist, to feel free to come to this
>"place" to listen, civility counts in establishing a climate in which I
>feel like I won't be knocked about the head... and that happens when I
>don't see others being knocked about the head either.
>Patsy Evans
>Minority Affairs, American Anthropological Association

As a middle-aged white man anthropologist, I would like to second Patsy's
position on this. Ribald phrasing? A skewered opinion? No problem. But
using labels as sticks and stones to beat up on people...Where's the
bouncer in this bar?

John McCreery
3-206 Mitsusawa HT, 25-2 Miyagaya, Nishi-ku
Yokohama 220, JAPAN

"And the Lord said unto Cyrus, 'Shall the clay say to him who moldest it,
what makest thou? Let the potsherd of the earth speak to the potsherd of
the earth." --An anthropologist's credo