July 01, 2003

If it's Tuesday, I Must be Pissed Off.

Note to administration at Cal Poly:

Perhaps you might want to explain to some of your students that it is important to actually READ AND UNDERSTAND something before getting all het up about racism.

Of course, making the suggestion that college is about learning and not activism might be construed as insensitive or oppressive, so I can see why you'd take the easy target.

Yep, I can see exactly why. Says volumes about your commitment to providing an environment where all share in the common responsibility to safeguard each other's rights, encourage a mutual concern for individual growth and appreciate the benefits of a diverse campus community.

Well, unless you're a conservative white guy, obviously.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at July 1, 2003 11:14 AM

I SWEAR I read it in one of Barbara Tuchman's books but I've never been able to find it again. Anyway, it was William Ewart Gladstone (I think), speaking to an incoming class at his old college, who said (approximately) "I cannot tell you exactly what this thing called a liberal education consists of, but after four years of it you will be able to tell when a man is talking rubbish."

Tcha. Judgemental, and sexist, too.

Posted by: ManFromPorlock at July 1, 2003 07:53 PM