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
- snip -
> Gerald Barnes
> Morehouse College
> Physics & Mathematics Major
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
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.
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