"That truth should be silent I had almost forgot"--Enobarbus in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, back in Rome after having been too long in Egypt.---------
Melville's PIERRE, Book 4, chapter 5: "Something ever comes of all persistent inquiry; we are not so continually curious for nothing."
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Racism at the NEH in the Politically Correct mid-1990s
have been posting on newspapers and magazines this morning, trying to
tell the white world how Elizabeth Warren could think of herself as part
Indian. I have not talked yet about an ugly phenomenon in the
Politically Correct mid 1990s, when the NEH demanded that you list
yourself as of one race. I resigned from a panel because of that. The
goal may have been well meaning but the demand was racist. How things
have changed, with people acknowledging mixed racial heritages! I don't
know if this racist policy is still in effect, but I was not treated
nicely when I called it racist in 1995!