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September 25, 2000 11:09 PM   Subscribe

How bizarre. University of Texas at Dallas "Words and Phrases that Offend Students" (mostly blacks and women). So stunned, I don't know what to think of it.
posted by owillis (20 comments total)

 
What's the date on the original writing of that document?

1950?
posted by mathowie at 11:25 PM on September 25, 2000


Owllis your statement is true, but a little strong for this
web site.
posted by thirteen at 11:26 PM on September 25, 2000


Geeze, you people!
posted by gluechunk at 11:28 PM on September 25, 2000


why is it strong? it just points out the level of ignorance that is still out there, and at an university of all places. education is supposed to be the key.
posted by physics at 11:48 PM on September 25, 2000


The scariest thing is that it's directed towards teaching assistants rather than undergraduates.
posted by holgate at 12:08 AM on September 26, 2000


Physics: See #4, I have no idea why that statement is offensive.
posted by thirteen at 12:26 AM on September 26, 2000


Scary? I can see the document as a useful starting point for a workshop. External references are good if you're trying to educate people.
posted by mattw at 12:37 AM on September 26, 2000


grins...."your statement is true, but a little strong for this web site.

...I think this statement is suggesting that the "minority student" has said something that the *bad* teaching assistant construes as too political for the ears of others in the department.

"Just keep your mouth shut about all that racial inequality hodge podge and you'll fit right in"

I hate to throw out my own prejudices, but it *is* Texas...
posted by Ms Snit at 1:35 AM on September 26, 2000


"Note-Not all minority students are affected by these items and actions in the same ways and to the same degree. There are many minority students who have strong role models at home and positive self-concepts."

Would they be talking about submissive minority students that just accept racial slurs?
posted by hobbes at 1:54 AM on September 26, 2000


"UT Dallas: Our racists are better informed."
posted by highindustrial at 6:39 AM on September 26, 2000


We *did* all notice that it's been 403'd, right? :-)
posted by baylink at 7:15 AM on September 26, 2000


So did anyone grab a copy? I want one.
posted by rodii at 7:22 AM on September 26, 2000


dammit, i always show up after the fun's over... anyone wanna mirror this gem?
posted by anildash at 7:35 AM on September 26, 2000


dammit, i always show up after the fun's over... anyone wanna mirror this gem?
your wish is granted...
posted by Avogadro at 8:29 AM on September 26, 2000


Hehe ... I was about to post the Google link myself. God bless Google. Long live public ignominy.
posted by highindustrial at 9:25 AM on September 26, 2000


I'm curious to see the magnitude of ignorance and offensiveness myself, but I keep getting a 403 error.

And to think that I'd entertained the idea of moving to Texas not too long ago. Pfft. Ah. never mind, there's what I was looking for. . .thanks Avogadro.
posted by SentientAI at 9:57 AM on September 26, 2000


a lot of people i love could have been spared a lot of pain if their educators had known better than to say some of this crap. anyone who thinks this stuff is outdated & no longer a concern is pretty far removed from the realities of life as a person of color in the US today.
posted by sudama at 12:44 PM on September 26, 2000


Finding this in the Google cache inspired me to write a stupidly simple bookmarklet to do the work for me. Next time something isn't found, I can just click once and find it. I've only tested it in IE5.5 on Win2K, but here you go:

Find in Google's Cache
posted by daveadams at 2:12 PM on September 26, 2000


LoL, thirteen was just changing one of the rules around on the same page you were all reading... and you jump on him asking why it's too "Strong" Funny.
posted by Satapher at 2:53 PM on September 26, 2000


I don't get the too strong comment.

But I wish something like this had been around when one of my undergrad psych professors told me "You have a keen mind, you can be a great asset to your people."

Old dried up prune hag.
posted by Dreama at 9:41 PM on September 27, 2000


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