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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001289.txt from 1999/01

From: Note Staff Unlimited <notestaff@-----.ch>
Subj: [kl] minorities
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 16:57:48 -0500

MR GERALD W BARNES schrieb:

> Hello Klarinet Subscribers,
>
> This is my first post to the list, although I have been an off and
> on subscriber for about two years. My post, although I wish it was
> concerning music, is in response to the first post which I found to be
> extremely offensive since I subscribed to the list. This is the post that
> was made by Ravel a few days ago in response to the situation involving the
> court mandate concerning students entering band and other programs. In
> this post Ravel accuses minorities of needing to use legal trickery in
> order to obtain positions in the work force and in other aspects of social
> life.

- snip -

> Gerald Barnes
> wnpw34b@-----.com
> Morehouse College
> Physics & Mathematics Major
> Clarinetist/Bassist
>

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

It's a vicious circle. Trying to stop it is like trying to get your kids to try
something they *know* they won't like.

Maybe things are getting better ... A snapshot of several generations of racist
Americans:

My great, great grandfather, Albert M. (for middle) Glenn fought in the civil war.

My grandfather told me that he hated basketball because it was just a bunch of
oversized, overpaid "niggers" throwing a ball around.

My father told me that blacks were fine and just like us. Just don't bring one
home for dinner.

I didn't bring one home but I did have a black girl friend during my study in
London. (Fizzled out when it turned out she already had a boyfriend and I was just
a little entertainment on the side)

The next generation is forming itself ... and my wife and I have come to the
conclusion that we are actually Chinese in wrong bodies.

An associate of mine has a daughter (white) living in South Africa. She recently
came home because of trouble with her visa after many years of living there. There
is a new law: Jobs must be offered in the following priority: black males, black
females, white males, white females.

We've got a long way to go.

David
David Glenn
notestaff@-----.ch

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