Re: Harry Potter and the Supreme Court Nominee
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.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