Re: Apology to Damien Broderick

Damien Broderick (
Sun, 06 Sep 1998 12:02:05 +0000

At 10:54 PM 9/4/98 -0400, Mike Linksvayer <> wrote:

>I do not have any reason to
>believe he entertains any such thoughts and did not mean to suggest

>In an attempt to make up for the time of list members I have wasted
>with this apology <snip>

That was wonderfully ungracious, but thanks anyway, Mike.

I had supposed that a white man with a black `significant other', like Mike, would understand at a gut level how sickening such an implication would be, even if it were unintentional, and hasten with some anxiety to correct the erroneous impression.

Perhaps the time and bandwidth taken by such exchanges are wasted, but I view them as a small price for maintaining civility on the list.

Damien Broderick