Francis N Nesbitt
fnn at oitunix.oit.umass.edu
Sun Jun 16 08:37:00 MDT 1996
I stand corrected! my mistake, i overreacted! after re-reading the post
it seems that it is fukuyama that is a racist. a thousand apologies
rakesh and to all women for the sexist slur.
On 16 Jun 1996, Chris, London wrote:
> Ethnic and racist issues often get tangled up with sexist issues.
> It is therefore unfortunate that in protesting against Rakesh's
> post Francis Nesbitt used the phrase "fucking racist bitch"
> From: Francis N Nesbitt <fnn at oitunix.oit.umass.edu>
> Date: Sat, 15 Jun 1996 10:43:21 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: Re: border controls
> you fucking racist bitch!
> On Fri, 14 Jun 1996, rakesh bhandari wrote:
> > Here is an interesting excerpt from Fukuyama's review of Forbes' editor
> > Peter Brimelow's new book in which he argues for border controls.
> The track record of this l'st is one of particular opposition to sexist
> insults, and I am surprised this post has not already started
> a time consuming flame war.
> Contrary to what Francis may assume, Rakesh is not female.
> Could he agree that we may read his insult as something like
> "fucking racist bastard".
> I must admit I was surprised by Rakesh's post - references to
> controlling "our" borders etc, and had to do a double take
> to check that this was not actually Rakesh, but Fukuyama speaking.
> My only suggestion is that Rakesh quite often posts particularly
> interesting passages. IMO their relevance would be strengthened if
> he expressed his own opinion on them more directly.
> Anyway I am sure he will come back to clarify that his intention
> was not racist, even if the impression had been given.
> To Francis I would say, this l'st also has a track record of not
> getting very far with insults. Could you be more precise about the
> points in the passage, which you considered racist, and we might get
> down to a serious argument about principles.
> Chris Burford
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