contra Brooks, et al.



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  1. Avatar North says:

    Lovely quote; is it true though? Do we as a population truely idolize ignorance and brutality. Do we really make a fetish out of low birth? I’ve heard that some do, but do so we over all?Report

    • Avatar Freddie says:

      I don’t think that we all do, but I think that we have allowed our media and national conversation to be bullied into the lame trope of “real America,” and the notion that education is to be apologized for, and lack of culture celebrated.Report

      • Avatar North says:

        Hmm yes I see what you mean. I’d agree with that and it should be fought wherever it’s proferred. Another place occurred to me where it seems to crop up is in some ethnic communities; african american especially; with the whole studiousness being equated to acting white. Though I bring it up with trepidation, I think I see Al Sharpton’s hair over my cube wall. If you’ll excuse me I’ll be hiding under my desk.Report