RE: Fred Reed - The Dave Barry of Racists

From: Russell Blackford (
Date: Wed Aug 01 2001 - 16:52:01 MDT

Lee said

>I claim that Emlyn and Olga have accused the "essay" by Fred Reed
>as being racist, and have posted questioning remarks about both it
>and J.R. Molloy who unleashed it on this list. I would appreciate
>know what is seen as the worst of its racist claims, innuendos,
>or remarks, so that something concrete could be focused upon, that
>we might perhaps all come to a consensus about. (My own recall of
>it is a little vague, right now.)

Well, the overall tone shows an impatience with concerns about the legacy of
slavery that borders on hostility to black people - at times it crosses that
border. Like Emlyn, I was surprised to see it posted and from J.R. of all
people - someone who is vehemently opposed to irrationalist memes.


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