Thanks for passing on these two op-eds from the Des Moines R. just a few days apart. Both were useful and constructive. I usually check the public comments on such things, and this time I checked both. All the comments appeared to come from what is perhaps a fringe of people energized by the prevailing poisonous political climate. I could share your hope that the comments represent such a fringe from the fact that the op-ed pieces themselves said "it all" for the remaining, hopefully majority percentage of readers, and no further comment was needed.
Yes, pretty infuriating.
Posted by: "Lloyd Miller" lloyd.miller@...
Date: Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:46 pm ((PDT))
Gosh, Nikki, I didn't even read the comments until you mentioned them here, then I went and read them, and they infuriated me too.
I do suspect, though, that these kinds of comments come from a small fringe of society--ignorant, fearful, resentful--that would not visit the RACE exhibit and have no idea what the columnists are talking about. At least I "hope" that these attitudes are no longer mainstream (and I hope that my hoping this is not delusional).
On Jun 30, 2010, at 3:11 PM, Nikki Ives wrote:
> Thanks for sharing this, Lloyd. The comments below the article are not only infuriating (why do I read those???) but also demonstrate the real need for understanding the issue of "race" in our society!
> From: Lloyd Miller <lloyd.miller@...>
> To: SACC-L@...
> Sent: Wed, June 30, 2010 2:54:27 PM
> Subject: [SACC-L] Guest column: Only knowledge will change attitudes about race
> You have been sent an online news article from Lloyd Miller as a courtesy of DesMoinesRegister.com.
> Article Title:
> Guest column: Only knowledge will change attitudes about race
> To view the contents on www.desmoinesregister.com, go to:
> Here's another op-ed piece on the RACE exhibit.
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