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Re: Harry Potter and the Supreme Court Nominee

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  • Lynn Maudlin
    It looks to me like Yahoo! Groups has changed the way they structure the topics and replies, which I find confusing (old dog, different trick)... -- Lynn --
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 24, 2009
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      It looks to me like Yahoo! Groups has changed the way they structure the topics and replies, which I find confusing (old dog, different trick)...

      -- Lynn --

      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, John D Rateliff <sacnoth@...> wrote:
      >
      > I haven't seen the movie yet, so I can't comment on the review, other
      > than to say that Rowling's work has been striking in how she's written
      > about issues that have, as she was publishing the series, become so
      > 'applicable' that many think she's writing about the specific Now
      > rather than the universal Things Are This Way.
      >
      > I'm more concerned in that I got Lynn's reply quoting David E.'s post,
      > yet I've never gotten Dave Emerson's original posting itself. Did
      > anyone else have this trouble?
      >
      > --John R.
      >
      >
      > On Jul 22, 2009, at 8:50 PM, Lynn Maudlin wrote:
      >
      > > Oh good heavens-- it was Sotomayor who said a wise Latina woman
      > > would make better decisions than a white man, so if race has been
      > > introduced into the scenario, there it is (*ahem* Clarence Thomas?!).
      > >
      > > politically correct movie reviews *shudder*
      > >
      > > But hey, we missed you at Mythcon, David!
      > >
      > > smooches,
      > >
      > > -- Lynn --
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, David Emerson <emerdavid@> wrote:
      > >>
      > >> Y'all might be interested in the Washington Post's take on the
      > >> racial issues implicit in the Potterverse:
      > >>
      > >> http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/susan_brooks_thistlethwaite/2009/07/harry_potter_wizards_and_racism.html
      > >>
      > >> "Rowling's use of the term "half-blood" to vividly evoke the
      > >> damaging effects of racial prejudice in the life of some of her key
      > >> characters must be highlighted, especially this week. This is the
      > >> same week where the American people have been treated to the
      > >> unseemly spectacle of conservative politicians using "racism" as a
      > >> club to beat up Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic American
      > >> woman nominated to the United States Supreme Court."
      > >>
      > >> emerdavid
      >
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