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So — it is not the same for a member of a persecuted class to criticize the majority as it is for a member of the majority to criticize a member of the persecuted class. Equality is not the same as equity.
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I thought this community was better and smarter than that. I agree wit you girl. Outrageously racist. As a once proud alumn, I am now embarrassed and ashamed to have been a part of a community that would allow something like this to be posted. Thank you for speaking up about your experience. I support you. I have had to interact with all kinds of folks of various creeds, races, colors, socioeconomic upbringing, etc. I recommend the author step back and think about the same advice given to me over 30 years ago.
While this editorial left me shaking my head for several reasons, the many thoughtful responses to it encouraged me, giving hope that dialogue can endure and we have objective thinkers in the community who are not afraid to be silenced regardless of their creed, color, or gender. Who needs a resume when you can spout drivel like this? The job offers should be pouring in…. I am empathetic to the experience at Dickinson which is of a particular, significantly non-diverse, demographic, but this is just a lazy, and ironically entitled, temper tantrum. This argument You absolutely have the right to free speech and to write such inarticulate, poorly argued tripe, and we as alumni have the right to not read it, but here we are, all of us reading away together.
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I am less disgusted with the sheer myopia of this topic of this article, which, although valid, seems to be derived from either a Tweet or a meme, and its complete lack of grounding in any kind of substance. The slang used and the redacted profanity not only diminish the argument they obliterate it, leaving it back to where it started as a lazy, ill-conceived attempt to riff of a viral post on social media.
Read a book! Great piece! Keep writing, Leda! One question I have is where do we draw the line? What about physics? The point of this column is that we white men of privilege frequently speak very loudly and proudly about topics outside of our sphere of experience. The reaction to this piece absolutely is proving exactly what the author was stating. Maybe we should be listening to the experience and frustration behind this point rather than forming a mob around the author.
Dickinson has never done well in attracting racial diversity. As a woman in the IT sector, I know a lot about getting talked over by a parade of mostly white men. But it is never ok to shove an entire group of people into a drawer based on any common characteristic. Not race, not sex, not age, not sexual orientation. Does the author have legitimate grievances and points? Is this article a result of years of frustration boiling over?
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Very likely. Is the answer a blanket condemnation of white males? Of course not. Making such a generalization would deny a group of people the opportunity to contribute and engage in society based on the color of their skin and their sex. The solution to a profound injustice is not to suddenly inflict that injustice on the former perpetrators. Do better.
In my experience this is how everyone operates. Everyone wants to share their opinion on everything.
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Everyone wants to find reasons to reject opinions that are not their own, and everyone thinks that their opinions are original, when really they were created by someone else long ago. So by your standard no one should be allowed to talk. What a bunch of dopes. Who listens to these spoiled children?
As a woman of color who graduated from Dickinson, I can relate to your experience. This is obviously a young lady who is frustrated and in pain. However, the fact is, so many of you are doing the very same thing you vehemently highlight as ludicrous. What a shame and shame on you. This is one opinion. Higher education hinges on civil discourse.
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Why do we have to read articles written by an utter clueless dingbat? Obviously, the author has an inferiority complex. And why not? White men have invented virtually every important concept, product, innovation, etc. Modern medicine, modern science, modern literature, etc. Cars, jets, microwaves, nuclear weapons, life-saving medicines, chemotherapy, etc. Additionally, white men are responsible for creating the most powerful country in world history the U.
With the exception of the disposable douche, the traffic light, and race riots, is there anything that women or non-white men have invented? So my message to this dingbat is: Shut the blank up. We are tired of hearing from you. Yes, white men roll their eyes at AOC because she and her followers are complete fools. BTW, when you wake up at age 35 unmarried, no kids, and on anti-depressants, just remember that the feminists told you to live your life the way you are living it now. Black or white, opinions are equally valid.
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Except yours. Yours is garbage. Leda — This came across to me as a vulnerable, honest piece. Doing so is something white women like myself have a history of doing at the expense of women of color. There is a lot to be learned from the emotions this piece clearly evokes in readers. I hope anyone who reads this will do so multiple times, and reflect on rather than deny the truth of your experience. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for this article Leda.
I never understood why, I barely knew him. Since I was raised across the globe and always attended international schools, my approach to making friends lacked criteria.