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  • BILL HEARN
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      --- On Wed, 7/29/09, VIC NEGRON <vicpi@...> wrote:

      > From: VIC NEGRON <vicpi@...>
      > Subject: RE: [infoguys-list] Henry Louis Gates, Jr
      > To: infoguys-list@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 11:53 AM
      >
      > WORK MUST BE SLOW!
      >
      > > To: infoguys-list@yahoogroups.com
      > > From: RanchoAttySvc@...
      > > Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 13:18:46 -0400
      > > Subject: [infoguys-list] Henry Louis Gates, Jr
      > >
      > > Quote from 2008 commencement address given at Berea
      > College:
      > >
      > > "For me, no matter how intelligent I may or may not
      > be, for me to have been
      > > one of those six black boys who graduated from Yale in
      > 1966, affirmative
      > > action was a class escalator. As far as I’m
      > concerned, ladies and gentlemen,
      > > no one in the American academy has benefited more from
      > affirmative action
      > > than I have. And that’s why I will go to my grave as
      > an ardent and
      > > passionate defender of affirmative action. For me to
      > become so successful in
      > > America, and for me to become a gatekeeper of American
      > society and stand at the
      > > gate and protest affirmative action to keep out women
      > or people of color
      > > would make me a hypocrite as big as Justice Clarence
      > Thomas, and I’m not that
      > > kind of person. We need more affirmative action in
      > this country, not less
      > > affirmative action. I don’t care what the White
      > House says, and I don’t
      > > care what the minority on the Supreme Court says, and
      > that’s the subject of my
      > > address this afternoon."
      > >
      > > ."Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Director of the W. E. B. Du
      > Bois Institute for
      > > African and African American Research at Harvard
      > University in Cambridge,
      > > Massachusetts"
      > >
      > > Note: One source says that Gates is 5' 7" tall and has
      > a very slight
      > > build. So in this instance we have a rather short,
      > light-weight black man who
      > > is challenged by a taller, white man. Why not focus on
      > the physical
      > > differences rather than the racial? I don't see
      > physical disparities brought into
      > > the mix at all in this case, but it could be equally
      > interesting.
      > >
      > > Just thinking............! What if all vertically
      > challenged people
      > > focused on Gates' neglect to mention height/weight as
      > a factor here?
      > >
      > > Tsk...all this attention to what ended up being a
      > misunderstanding between
      > > two human beings. But what great publicity for Gates
      > and his books!!
      > >
      > >
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