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Post-ALA Race Fatigue
Posted on 18 Days Ago by April Hathcock

I just spent the last 5 days at the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago, and I am suffering serious race fatigue.

Race fatigue is a real physical, mental, and emotional condition that people of color experience after spending a considerable amount of time dealing with the micro- and macro-aggressions that inevitably occur when in the presence of white people. The more white people, the longer the time period, the more intense the race fatigue.

I usually come back from conferences pretty exhausted anyway. I’m an introvert, an over-achiever, and an over-joiner, so I’m always faced with having to be conscious about taking breaks, saying no, and engaging in other forms of self-care. But when you combine that with 5 days of being talked at, over, and through by folks in a profession that’s 88% white…well, let’s just say I hit my limit.

Its been 5 straight days of being tone-policed and condescended to and ‘splained to. Five days of listening to white men librarians complain about being a “minority” in this 88% white profession–where they consistently hold higher positions with higher pay–because they don’t understand the basics of systemic oppression. (They’re librarians. You’d think they’d know how to find and read a sociology reference, but whatever.) Five days of having “nice white ladies” tell you to be “civil” and “professional” when you talk about the importance of acknowledging oppression and our profession’s role in it.

Even with well-meaning white people, friends even, it’s been exhausting; the fatigue is still there. Five days of having white colleagues corner you to “hear more” about the microaggressions you’ve suffered and witnessed, not because they want to check in on your fatigue, but because they take a weird pleasure in hearing the horror stories and feeling superior to their “less woke” racial compatriots.

A scholarly tweet from Librarian Hathcock:

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Uh, I think you are getting D-Day and Dunkirk confused because of all the D-words in WWII. Dunkirk is actually the city in Germany bombed in Slaughterhouse 5.

At the next ALA conference, they should stage a debate between Ms. Hathcock and This Is Library Guy:

 
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  1. Isn’t this what separate countries are for?

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    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    "countries", I think you mean continents.
    , @Roderick Spode

    Race fatigue is a real physical, mental, and emotional condition that white people experience after spending a considerable amount of time dealing with the micro- and macro-aggressions that inevitably occur when in the presence of non-white people. The more non-white people, the longer the time period, the more intense the race fatigue.
     
    , @AnotherDad

    Isn’t this what separate countries are for?
     
    Geez, ain't that the truth.

    By the time you get to


    The more white people, the longer the time period, the more intense the race fatigue.
     
    i'm thinking "Ok, then. Don't hang out with white people. Let's get a separate black nation fired up! ASAP!" (And i'd bet i'm not alone.)

    Hey, i get race fatigue too. I'm pretty easy going at the personal level. But sometimes I just get tired of all the tedious bullshit dealing with people who don't understand or want to conform to white American norms, or get sick of hearing someone blabbering away in the foreign tongue, or get sick of seeing another burqa in your neighborhood and just have to turn on some country music and pop a cold one. And unlike blacks, if I could live in a minority free world ... it would be *really nice*.

    Some blacks are just incredibly clueless of the immense benefit they--undeservedly--derive from being one of the few blacks lucky enough to live in a white organized, white majority nation.

    , @Jason Liu
    Much better than separate water fountains, right?
    , @Pat Boyle
    About twenty years ago I and my wife spent five weeks in Italy, Britain and Ireland. It was very pleasant. But when we came back to the US we felt again the burden of all the race stories in the America press. For the first time I understood just how oppressive the presence of blacks were to normal white people.

    Black people have systemically ruined most of the joy in life available to white people. In spite of all efforts by the government, blacks increasingly ruined nearly everything they touch. There are some black people who are decent people but not very many.
    , @Corvinus
    "Isn’t this what separate countries are for?"

    No.
    , @lavoisier
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  2. Hmm. Seems like she really can’t even. Pity.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Hmm. Seems like she really can’t even. Pity.
     
    Oh, maybe she could even. Maybe she needs a little Warner.
  3. Hey April. I’m going to clue you in. We don’t want to be around people like you, either. Now that that’s settled, can we just go our separate ways?

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    • Agree: MBlanc46
    • Replies: @Clark Westwood
    Derb needs to do a "Race Fatigue: White Version" companion piece to his "The Talk: White Version."
    , @Desiderius
    She sounds better than those nice white ladies, tbh.

    I can't imagine lasting five days with a bunch of SJW librarians (but I repeat myself) either.
  4. The plural “systems of oppression” is much bandied about by BLM spokespersons. These complaints are phantoms-in-the-night. There is no way to convince them these are mass delusions that don’t really exist.

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  5. they take a weird pleasure in hearing the horror stories and feeling superior to their “less woke” racial compatriots.

    Progressivism in one sentence.

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    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Aristippus
    It really sums up the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" conundrum in "progressive" race relations. If people ignore race, then they're accused of being racist jerks who commit micro-aggressions, but if they ask questions about race, then their a bunch of racist jerks who are sadistic voyeurs. If you follow the link, you can tell the conference tried to be as progressive and inclusive as possible. Ms. Hathcock's badge let her write down her preferred pronouns and even denote herself as an "anti-librarian" (whatever the hell that means).
  6. The dreaded American Library Association, that hotbed of white nationalism, misogyny, and heteronormativity! I can’t even. (Smh)

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  7. Shouldn’t people have some pity for a woman surnamed ‘Hathcock’?

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    • Replies: @tyrone
    Unless they are related to the late, great Carlos Hathcock .
    , @E. Rekshun
    I once worked with a guy with the last name Halfcock. Also, a Guido and a Mangina.
    , @anonymous
    One of our best snipers was a Hathcock.
    , @Anonymous
    Yeah, she should change it to "Hathitachi".
    , @TomSchmidt
    Oh! Cannot believe I had missed that.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    mouse, her ancestors were owned by a planter with a lisp.
    , @Expletive Deleted
    Fine and vanishingly rare old English name; Midlands, Brummie that sort of thing. Send them back, if they won't stop whingeing. They'll fit right in to modern Brum, maybe Handsworth, and welcome back. We're not rayciss, we just don't like foreigners.


    .. the surname came to America in the person of 21-year old Thomas Hathcock, who was imported by William Stone as an indentured servant. We know that Thomas came from Gravesend, England on a ship named Paule and that he arrived in Virginia in the summer of 1635 ... All of the modern American Hathcocks (or variant spellings) trace their lineage back to either Edward or Joseph Hathcock.
    ...
    Many of the Hathcoat/Hathcock surname group members have been tested for SNP and our haplogroup is E1b1a, sometimes called E-M2.
    ...
    This suggests that, in some way that will probably never be known, an African man contributed the Y-DNA that those of us in our surname group all share and the son of this paternal event must have been raised with the Hathcock surname. I believe that this must have occurred very early, probably in the middle 1600s, as there still are virtually no American Hathcocks who do not have the general family haplotype. Possibly it was even the immigrant Thomas Hathcock himself who adopted an orphan son of an African man and raised him as his own son.
     
    Well ... maybe.
    , @bob k. mando
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Hathcock
    , @Negrolphin Pool
    A stripper name with a Shakespeare touch.
  8. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Isn't this what separate countries are for?

    “countries”, I think you mean continents.

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    • Replies: @Stan d Mute

    “countries”, I think you mean continents
     
    I vote for planets and hereby claim this one. Africans love Venus Williams, maybe they can all move there?
  9. Nothing says ‘overachiever’ like ‘librarian.’

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    • LOL: Kylie
    • Replies: @Brutusale
    In the land of the blind...
    , @Mis(ter)Anthrope
    In the black community, she is definitely an overachiever.
    , @TomSchmidt
    Zounds! People are shivving left and right here. Ouch!
  10. @anony-mouse
    Shouldn't people have some pity for a woman surnamed 'Hathcock'?

    Unless they are related to the late, great Carlos Hathcock .

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  11. I am afraid that I also suffer from this “race fatigue.” In my case though, it comes from having to constantly hear blacks talk about their blackety black problems. Blacks just think they are so utterly fascinating, don’t they?

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    • Replies: @Stan d Mute

    I am afraid that I also suffer from this “race fatigue.” In my case though, it comes from having to constantly hear blacks talk about their blackety black problems. Blacks just think they are so utterly fascinating, don’t they?
     
    Honestly, what else do they know? Dope dealing? Pimping? Polar Bear Hunting?

    They "study" blackness in primary school (instead of reading, writing, grammar, mathematics, history, and science). They go on to an HBCU or real college and study ... wait for it ... "African American Studies" for a degree. Finally, after 16 years of "education" they can spell Melanin and recite all the ways they fantasize about how they'd behave if their racial roles were reversed with us crackers.

    And that's how they become "productive members of society" instead of harmful parasitic leeches...
    , @MBlanc46
    Utterly and endlessly. Blacks will be whining about whites long after the last white has shuffled off into eternity.
  12. Why do blacks moan so much and keep on talking about their little personal travails.

    Doesn’t anybody tell them that these are not exclusive to blackosity and that really, no-one wants to hear it?

    (And what is an “Anti-Librarian”?)

    So what’s the Librarian-in-Chief of the Library of Congress, Carla Hayden’s favorite children’s book? Well…..

    Carla Hayden, the new Librarian of Congress, tells Jeffrey Brown about her favorite children’s book. “Bright April” is a story about a young African-American girl named April who experiences racial prejudice. It is also the story of her bright personality and her 10th birthday and the surprise it brought.

    Yet another sob story.

    Why can’t it be Farnk Miller’s “Give Me Liberty” at least? Ok, maybe not for children. But still.

    Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress last week. She is the first woman and the first African-American to lead the national library, having been nominated by President Obama earlier this year.

    Okay.

    Favorite historical figure: Eleanor Roosevelt

    This is an unfortunate choice. Why not choose a woman of character like, I dunno, Emmy Noether? From John Flynn’s “The Roosevelt Myth”:

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    Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt was born in 1884. She was the daughter of Elliott Roosevelt, a younger brother of Theodore. He apparently was a gay, carefree, happy sort of man who had done little in his life save to follow his inclinations. He left St. Paul’s School when a boy without going to college, went West for his health, took part of his inheritance and went around the world, hunted big game, came back to America and married Anna Hall, whose father lived entirely on what his mother and father gave him. Thus on her mother’s and father’s side she came from two old New York families who lived wholly on their inheritance and had never done a day’s work for pay.

    The facts about her early family life are such that I would leave them severely alone save for the fact that Mrs. Roosevelt has written a book telling all about these unhappy maladjustments. She writes that her father was a drunkard and died in a sanitarium. I do not rake up this family scandal. I note it only for the light it throws on his daughter who saw fit to rake it up in order to portray the bleakness of her girlhood out of which she emerged into so much light.

    ….

    This is all she knew of life when a year later she married young Franklin D. Roosevelt, a cousin, after a very brief acquaintance and courtship while he was still in Harvard College. She herself says that she scarcely knew what marriage meant. As she put it herself, her grandmother asked her if she was sure she was really in love and she answered: “I solemnly answered yes; yet it was years later before I knew what love was or what loving really meant.” Why this singular woman should choose the moment when she had just become the mistress of the White House to write and sell these accounts to the American people I do not of course know. But her record of these early years makes it abundantly clear that one of the guiding urges of her life, once she was emancipated from the isolations and constrictions and bewilderment of her first 20 years, was an insatiable craving for attention. It amounted to little less than a phobia, as Americans now know.

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    • Replies: @Rosamund Vincy
    How about "The Snowy Day" which is about a "Boy of Color" doing what any kid likes to do on a snow day: PLAY.
    Too inclusive?
  13. I think she’d be happier and less stressed under “separate but equal.”

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    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    We'd all be happier and less stressed under "separate but equal".
  14. being talked at, over, and through

    Sounds like every middle management job in corporate America.

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  15. @anony-mouse
    Shouldn't people have some pity for a woman surnamed 'Hathcock'?

    I once worked with a guy with the last name Halfcock. Also, a Guido and a Mangina.

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  16. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Isn't this what separate countries are for?

    Race fatigue is a real physical, mental, and emotional condition that white people experience after spending a considerable amount of time dealing with the micro- and macro-aggressions that inevitably occur when in the presence of non-white people. The more non-white people, the longer the time period, the more intense the race fatigue.

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    I don’t think the author with the unfortunate last name has internalized that, because of an overrepresented contingent of sociopathic black men refusing to marry the “bitches” they impregnate, as well as refusing to raise the child, assuming they had any life skills or money to share, it often creates offspring that even black people don’t want to be around, much less white people who have to worry about the statistics that underscore the overrepresentation of black people indulging in stupid, violent acts.

    As a property owner, and landlord, who occasionally has been ignorant enough to allow Section 8 tenants, all black, I have repeatedly been asked, when an apartment became available for rent, to “not let no black people in here. I don’t need the bullshit.” I would incredulously ask them how they could say such a thing, being black. Their response was, “You know what I mean…”

    In any case, the author has a big problem. Her culture sucks. It celebrates crime, misogeny, greed, and selfishness, holding it’s Rap Pastors up as figures to admire for their children.

    If you have a culture that is vile, and you support it… you’re vile.

    So don’t cry like an ol’ used up bitch if people relate to you as vile in polite company.

    It’s not white folks. They will never stop reacting to your culture’s primitive leanings.

    It’s you.

    You don’t like it? Talk to the black man. He won’t take kindly to you. Expect the back of his hand. After all, he’s still your slavemaster, as he should be, since a majority of black women still bend over on command for him, just like you. Secretly you actually agree with him.

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  18. This kind of reads like self-parody. I feel a twinge of recognition at the Onion Singularity – where even serious articles sound like they come from America’s Finest News Source.

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    @anony-mouse
    Shouldn't people have some pity for a woman surnamed 'Hathcock'?

    One of our best snipers was a Hathcock.

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  20. She’s exhausted when they don’t notice her angst, and she’s even more exhausted when they do.

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  21. Internet images show she is one hefty lefty. April Hathcock. She could star in a hefty bag commercial w Johnathan Winter. But come the revolution her fatigue will go away and women will desire her. Men too, maybe.

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    • Replies: @Rosamund Vincy
    I'm sure she's already a style icon to Lena Dunham fans.
    , @Brutusale
    To be sure, nobody gets talked around, over, under, and through like a fat sista.

    Interesting that I see black guys with fat white girls, but I never see anyone with fat black girls except other fat black girls.

  22. The last two paragraphs of this are the most insightful. It appears everyone is tired and going through the motions when it comes to all of this manic focus on race. Could we be reaching “peak woke?” Or am I just being over optimistic again?

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    @anony-mouse
    Shouldn't people have some pity for a woman surnamed 'Hathcock'?

    Yeah, she should change it to “Hathitachi”.

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  24. @mp
    Hey April. I'm going to clue you in. We don't want to be around people like you, either. Now that that's settled, can we just go our separate ways?

    Derb needs to do a “Race Fatigue: White Version” companion piece to his “The Talk: White Version.”

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  25. Seems to me like they simply stole the concept of “negro fatigue.”

    So this is what it feels like to be appropriated…

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  26. The exhaustion that comes with introversion justified on a basis of Race Victimization.

    Both inventive and pathetic. I am conflicted. 8)

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    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    Makes me wonder who paid for Miss Hathcock's sojourn in the land of micro and macro aggression? A 5 day stable stay,not to mention the food needed to keep her going,cannot be cheap.
    Being at a conference where the men are all white not to mention librarians ,means she didn't get the chance to get her freak on,leaving her extra frustrated.
  27. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    …because they take a weird pleasure in hearing the horror stories and feeling superior to their “less woke” racial compatriots.

    Interesting. From our point of view it’s the so-called superior whites who are “less woke”.

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  28. Race fatigue is a real physical, mental, and emotional condition that people of color experience after spending a considerable amount of time dealing with the micro- and macro-aggressions that inevitably occur when in the presence of white people. The more white people, the longer the time period, the more intense the race fatigue.

    Simple solution for that: Live in a mono-racial society….

    Here’s a book that lays out why it’s a good thing:

    https://www.amazon.com/Bowling-Alone-Collapse-American-Community/dp/0743203046

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  29. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Five days of mounting anger and frustration that you struggle to keep below the surface because you can’t be the “angry and emotional person of color” yet again.

    Isn’t there also a fatigue condition arising from being an angry and emotional person of color all the time?

    No. No, there isn’t.

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  30. I am suffering from serious race fatigue.

    I know the feeling.

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    • Replies: @Alfa158
    I've seen it called CNF; Chronic Negro Fatigue.
  31. She’ll probably get a raise/promotion as a result of her “ordeal”.

    I also suffer from an acute case of “race fatigue”, however if I were to write something similar to this about the antics of my African American colleagues, I’d be unemployed as well as fatigued.

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  32. @Tom-in-VA
    The dreaded American Library Association, that hotbed of white nationalism, misogyny, and heteronormativity! I can't even. (Smh)

    Literally shaking!

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  33. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    April H. @AprilHathcock 3h ago
    Were there no POC soldiers who landed at D-Day cuz that #Dunkirk movie is looking white af.

    The Dunkirk Evacuation and D-Day are one in her head.

    This is a librarian.

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    • Replies: @El Dato
    > Those ebonics and grammatical misspellings.

    Why.

    I'm gonna watch me "2001: A Space Odyssey". There is not even an asian in there.

    No wait. What is the color and gender of HAL? Irrationality, sudden killings, pretending to be perfect & spotless, easily victimized. My suspicions are aroused.
    , @anonymous-antiskynetist
    You’d think they’d know how to find and read a history reference, but whatever.
    , @Forbes
    Thankfully, not actually a historian...
    , @Hereward
    No, she warned us herself: she's an anti-historian.
  34. @mp
    Hey April. I'm going to clue you in. We don't want to be around people like you, either. Now that that's settled, can we just go our separate ways?

    She sounds better than those nice white ladies, tbh.

    I can’t imagine lasting five days with a bunch of SJW librarians (but I repeat myself) either.

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  35. That’s not even the dumbest thing April Gathcock has written this week. Check this out:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/AprilHathcock/status/886332752391524352

    Apparently, “Dunkirk” is a racist movie because it doesn’t show the millions of black soldiers and fishermen who, everybody knows, were the true heroes of Britain in 1940.

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    • Replies: @JohnnyD
    @Astorian,
    If you read the comment thread it becomes apparent that April Gathcock doesn't know the difference between Dunkirk and D-Day. It's no wonder that she had such a bad time at this gathering of librarians--they actually read books!
  36. If I were woke I’d probably feel differently but I can’t help but think 95% of her complaints are imaginary.

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  37. Apparently the five days at the conference were so grueling that she’s taking the rest of the summer off to recuperate from fatigue brought on by proximity to whites. I sympathize with her feelings as it most certainly runs both ways.

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  38. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Lots of “self-care” talk going around too. Just browsing a Women-of-Color-in-Library-Information Science tag on Twitter:

    when we don’t practice self care, everybody around us gets nothing from us #WOCinLIS

    Healing/self care modalities like massage & acupuncture aren’t luxuries, they’re necessities -Alanna Aiko Moore #WOCinLIS

    That unhelpful black librarian you encountered? Give her a pass to a spa! If you can’t afford that, offer to massage her feet.

    Opening slide from a keynote speaker at that I’m guessing is that ALA conference: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEtdG4XUwAANXHh.jpg:large

    - This is not a safe space for white people.

    … – Transparency and openness are paramount. Name names

    Sounds positively Red Guard.

    The speaker has written a text-based Choose-Your-Own-Adventure game Killing Me Softly:

    http://fobettarh.github.io/Killing-Me-Softly/

    The goal of this game is to illustrate as clearly as possible the accumulation of microaggressions and acculturative stress upon the physical and mental body, so that it may be better understood by people who may not understand how these incidents play out. Hopefully, this can be something to spread awareness and unveil the violence of standing out, and even more about the violence of blending in. [my emphasis]

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  39. It seems the author would like to quarantine people of European descent to keep them away from POX.

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  40. I saw no Sailer text, so I thought this WAS you, first:

    I just spent the last 5 days at the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago, and I am suffering serious race fatigue.

    See, Chicago was in there, right? Then, I though “did I miss that his wife was a librarian?”, then, “I guess they had the conference on the South Side or something.”

    OK, that was in my head for about 10 sec., and then I read the quick excerpt.

    I’ll tell you what this spinster needs after a grueling week at the Chicago Library Conference, she needs a little Kramer Newman:

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  41. @Warner
    Hmm. Seems like she really can't even. Pity.

    Hmm. Seems like she really can’t even. Pity.

    Oh, maybe she could even. Maybe she needs a little Warner.

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  42. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    I won’t say that libraries are endangered. They are about as dug in as any interest group.

    But just like malls are being slowly squeezed toward unprofitability by e-commerce, libraries are simply less important. Like printed books and print journalism.

    So … I think April will have many more opportunities to share her pain with colleagues. As they share theirs.

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  43. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    So, the second tweet in her Twitter feed is this:

    “Were there no POC soldiers who landed at D-Day cuz that #Dunkirk movie is looking white af.”

    source: https://twitter.com/AprilHathcock/status/886332752391524352

    So, maybe this over-achieving librarian ought to check out a couple of books

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  44. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Isn't this what separate countries are for?

    Isn’t this what separate countries are for?

    Geez, ain’t that the truth.

    By the time you get to

    The more white people, the longer the time period, the more intense the race fatigue.

    i’m thinking “Ok, then. Don’t hang out with white people. Let’s get a separate black nation fired up! ASAP!” (And i’d bet i’m not alone.)

    Hey, i get race fatigue too. I’m pretty easy going at the personal level. But sometimes I just get tired of all the tedious bullshit dealing with people who don’t understand or want to conform to white American norms, or get sick of hearing someone blabbering away in the foreign tongue, or get sick of seeing another burqa in your neighborhood and just have to turn on some country music and pop a cold one. And unlike blacks, if I could live in a minority free world … it would be *really nice*.

    Some blacks are just incredibly clueless of the immense benefit they–undeservedly–derive from being one of the few blacks lucky enough to live in a white organized, white majority nation.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The Perpetual Refrain: What's the matter, you bigots can't compete with immigrants?

    The elite can read the news -- or if they're really elite, the news before it gets to you -- the "community atomizing, socially destructive, foreigner job-taking, ..." the rest experience. I think it's a theme around here that when it comes to skin in the game, white liberals know where to live and where to send their kids to school, but, with a bit of legerdemain, attribute their decision to dysfunction in vacuo and absolve themselves of wrongthink -- indeed, use that Minority dysfunction as an albatross to hang around the Bigoted Middle's neck: you can't compete with them to claw your way out, you assimilate to their mores, and you shirking your white privilege by resisting our equalitarian social justice mission -- you're super-losers!

    It's Meritocracy Plus: the winners of the cognitive battle also identify themselves the winners of the morality stakes, pump up their virtue by deciding whose losers' bitterness counts, and so pit losers against losers while staying safe -- and the impossibility of closing the Gap ensures the game of let's you and him fight goes on.

    But how's that job security going to work out for them once the capable minorities start taking their place in the Coalition in serious numbers, when the criollo and the Red Guard Asians (this Asian flips "this is library!" on its head: https://twitter.com/tttkay/status/885976921904881664) come to dismantle the "white institutions", their white liberal fiefdoms?

  45. @anony-mouse
    Shouldn't people have some pity for a woman surnamed 'Hathcock'?

    Oh! Cannot believe I had missed that.

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  46. @anony-mouse
    Shouldn't people have some pity for a woman surnamed 'Hathcock'?

    mouse, her ancestors were owned by a planter with a lisp.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Wait, would that make the original name Hascock?

    Or was that the joke? I'm afraid I don't entirely get it.
  47. I read the article under the assumption that race fatigue meant something else.

    After reading it I noticed I’m tired of the idiot woman who wrote it.

    Race fatigue, indeed. Go to a majority black country if you don’t like living in a predominantly white one. And we’ll keep our wealth. You keep what you & your black bros create, k?

    What a whiner.

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  48. Imagine writing an article saying you were suffering from Negro Fatigue, but many here are. After your diagnosis don’t forget to tell your doctor of any pre existing conditions.

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  49. Here’s a pic of Ms Hathcock :

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mF4Al6kykjo/V77Z49UwotI/AAAAAAAAKsU/HNw7SwdQFnodYBZASOKQ-kLvPNzYn5zqQCLcB/s1600/IMG_0327.JPG

    Never saw the appeal in the librarian profession

    If you like books then become wealthy enough to buy a sh*tload of your own.

    I’ve always thought of it as a career choice for someone seeking the archetypal soft government job since before all government jobs became in essence a matter of clockwatching, time serving, and doing as little as possible while waiting for 5:00 o’clock to roll around

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    • Replies: @whoever

    Here’s a pic of Ms Hathcock
     
    She looks like the person who once told me that white people smell like hot dog water.
    , @MBlanc46
    I know I'd be suffering from some kind of fatigue if I had to look at that in the mirror every morning.
  50. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Buffalo Joe
    mouse, her ancestors were owned by a planter with a lisp.

    Wait, would that make the original name Hascock?

    Or was that the joke? I’m afraid I don’t entirely get it.

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  51. @anony-mouse
    Shouldn't people have some pity for a woman surnamed 'Hathcock'?

    Fine and vanishingly rare old English name; Midlands, Brummie that sort of thing. Send them back, if they won’t stop whingeing. They’ll fit right in to modern Brum, maybe Handsworth, and welcome back. We’re not rayciss, we just don’t like foreigners.

    .. the surname came to America in the person of 21-year old Thomas Hathcock, who was imported by William Stone as an indentured servant. We know that Thomas came from Gravesend, England on a ship named Paule and that he arrived in Virginia in the summer of 1635 … All of the modern American Hathcocks (or variant spellings) trace their lineage back to either Edward or Joseph Hathcock.

    Many of the Hathcoat/Hathcock surname group members have been tested for SNP and our haplogroup is E1b1a, sometimes called E-M2.

    This suggests that, in some way that will probably never be known, an African man contributed the Y-DNA that those of us in our surname group all share and the son of this paternal event must have been raised with the Hathcock surname. I believe that this must have occurred very early, probably in the middle 1600s, as there still are virtually no American Hathcocks who do not have the general family haplotype. Possibly it was even the immigrant Thomas Hathcock himself who adopted an orphan son of an African man and raised him as his own son.

    Well … maybe.

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  52. @Clark Westwood

    they take a weird pleasure in hearing the horror stories and feeling superior to their “less woke” racial compatriots.
     
    Progressivism in one sentence.

    It really sums up the “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” conundrum in “progressive” race relations. If people ignore race, then they’re accused of being racist jerks who commit micro-aggressions, but if they ask questions about race, then their a bunch of racist jerks who are sadistic voyeurs. If you follow the link, you can tell the conference tried to be as progressive and inclusive as possible. Ms. Hathcock’s badge let her write down her preferred pronouns and even denote herself as an “anti-librarian” (whatever the hell that means).

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    She doesn't want to be around white people period.

    There are plenty of black majority countries. She's not being forced to stay in the USA.
    , @Dieter Kief

    even denote herself as an “anti-librarian” (whatever the hell that means).
     
    It means, she doesn't like libraries, and that's why she works there. Simple.

    (Interesting too - might be the founding document of sadomasochism as a way, to relate not only to the world, but to oneself too. This then would be the new sadomasochistic act, shortly characterized as sadomasochism without the other, or non-relational sadomasochism. Very interesting!
    Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be fun, though. Which is at least as scandalous as all those liberals who indeed do find pleasure in feeling close to and caring deeply about // the oppressed. - There simply doesn't seem to be a situation without the priviledged being on the top (hehe - huu huu (cry in anger) and rage)).

    Foul is fair - and fair is foul - - since who is there to benefit from all these - as I said - scandlous obstacles and signs of outrigth oppression: Whites (and Asians))?!

    All I can think of when hearing such stories is Tom Wolfe (not Nietzsche, though, not really, that is, because he seems to have been simply not robust enough, to digest such things - a tad too blasé really).

    , @JSM

    even denote herself as an “anti-librarian” (whatever the hell that means).
     
    Means she doesn't / can't read books.
  53. April doesn’t realize that on the morning that the Grutter decision came down, five white female librarians at Boalt Law School High-Fived each other (I was there). That must count for something.

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    I travel a lot for work and happened this week to travel to a smallish city in Indiana that’s the home of a Fortune 500 company. I drove into town and noticed how well kept everything was and thought, “wow, what a beautiful place to raise a family. There are still nice places left in America”.

    As I left my meeting around lunchtime, I started to notice all of the people walking the streets of this nice little American city near the company’s buildings… Indian, Indian, Indian, East Asian, Indian, East Asian and so on. It’s the same at every Fortune 100 company I go see – stick around and realize they’re all staffed by H1Bs. I checked the school district on Schooldigger – my eyes don’t lie.

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    • Replies: @Bleuteaux
    Yup. Same in my small Midwestern town. Now at least 20% Indian.
  55. At the intersection I drive through to get to the Freeway and go home from work, there is usually a grubby Black homeless guy harassing the motorists to give him money. I have fatigue from that.

    That’s my intersectionality.

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  56. Read More
    • Replies: @El Dato
    > White Liberal Tokenization Of Hijabi Women Is Putting Us In Danger

    What. Did someone read a book about parsers?

    > I Reconnected To My Blackness Through Hoodoo

    Just What.

    > Flowers Queer Magic For the Resistance: Queer Activists Are Using Magic As Resistance

    Huh??

    > Kesha new album: For Survivors, Kesha’s New Single is an Antidote After Sexual Assault

    Nah, that's all parody.
  57. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    The more white people, the longer the time period, the more intense the race fatigue.

    I wonder if she wakes up every morning wondering whether “librarian” was really the best job for her.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    I'm guessing she thought her guidance counselor asked, "how'd you like to be a lesbian?"
  58. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    The tyranny of the “nice White ladies” is indeed insufferable.

    Their silly virtue signaling has given birth of the destruction of their own people.

    Seriously, they must be forever remembered for this. We’ve lost two continents because of their narcissistic moral preening. Fake Morality I should say.

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  59. …in Chicago, and I am suffering serious race fatigue.

    If they only they had held this conference in the Autin Neighborhood.

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  60. “April Hathcock”

    um you have to go back to somewhere else.

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    • Replies: @Rosamund Vincy
    How "Hath" she such a thing when a woman hath no such, unless she borroweth it?
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    I doubt she’s a librarian with deals with actual patrons. Anyone who works behind a library desk has a load of war stories about all the disruptive homeless people who show up drunk, high, or use the library these days for their internet porn. Libraries are very different from the ones I remember as a child, where you could hear a pin drop. These days, you either have to hire professional security or your nice introverted white ladies have to develop the intimidation skills of a Marine drill sergeant. Our library has had permanent rent-a-cop for some time.

    I once worked on a project in a library that required being there for several days, and the ambulance showed up every day to haul off the same alcoholic Indian who kept passing out inside the place while making vast saurian noises. One librarian told me they had a long list of patrons who were banned for life, and that her job was a war zone. I once watched some histrionic old guy show up and rant to the entire building that he wanted to die, and one librarian told me he does this constantly just to get attention, and yup, he’s on the ban list.

    I got to witness one enraged librarian banning two grade school boys for life because they showed up with a real gun. She confiscated it and kicked them out while raining down fire from heaven on them in one of the most impressive burst of high dudgeon that I’ve ever seen.

    And this black chick thinks her worst problem are microaggressions? I doubt she’s a real librarian dealing with actual patrons or she wouldn’t be whining about this BS. Behind the scenes mid-level administrator trying to sullen black-grievance her way into a better-paying position is most likely.

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    • Replies: @Discard
    Some libraries share a building with a fire station, and rely on big, strong firemen to keep peace. They seem to enjoy the break from their usual routine. Locally, a couple of them thrashed a flasher a few years ago. Beats polishing brass.
  62. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @AnotherDad

    Isn’t this what separate countries are for?
     
    Geez, ain't that the truth.

    By the time you get to


    The more white people, the longer the time period, the more intense the race fatigue.
     
    i'm thinking "Ok, then. Don't hang out with white people. Let's get a separate black nation fired up! ASAP!" (And i'd bet i'm not alone.)

    Hey, i get race fatigue too. I'm pretty easy going at the personal level. But sometimes I just get tired of all the tedious bullshit dealing with people who don't understand or want to conform to white American norms, or get sick of hearing someone blabbering away in the foreign tongue, or get sick of seeing another burqa in your neighborhood and just have to turn on some country music and pop a cold one. And unlike blacks, if I could live in a minority free world ... it would be *really nice*.

    Some blacks are just incredibly clueless of the immense benefit they--undeservedly--derive from being one of the few blacks lucky enough to live in a white organized, white majority nation.

    The Perpetual Refrain: What’s the matter, you bigots can’t compete with immigrants?

    The elite can read the news — or if they’re really elite, the news before it gets to you — the “community atomizing, socially destructive, foreigner job-taking, …” the rest experience. I think it’s a theme around here that when it comes to skin in the game, white liberals know where to live and where to send their kids to school, but, with a bit of legerdemain, attribute their decision to dysfunction in vacuo and absolve themselves of wrongthink — indeed, use that Minority dysfunction as an albatross to hang around the Bigoted Middle’s neck: you can’t compete with them to claw your way out, you assimilate to their mores, and you shirking your white privilege by resisting our equalitarian social justice mission — you’re super-losers!

    It’s Meritocracy Plus: the winners of the cognitive battle also identify themselves the winners of the morality stakes, pump up their virtue by deciding whose losers’ bitterness counts, and so pit losers against losers while staying safe — and the impossibility of closing the Gap ensures the game of let’s you and him fight goes on.

    But how’s that job security going to work out for them once the capable minorities start taking their place in the Coalition in serious numbers, when the criollo and the Red Guard Asians (this Asian flips “this is library!” on its head: https://twitter.com/tttkay/status/885976921904881664) come to dismantle the “white institutions”, their white liberal fiefdoms?

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    Boy, I didn't even write this comment in reply to the right comment, I didn't even write it on the right page.
    , @lavoisier
    White liberals will cease to be liberals when affirmative action destroys their natural habitats--academia, early retirement, guaranteed union employment, non-accountability, self-righteousness, lifetime tenure.

    Couldn't happen to a nicer species.

  63. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Anonymous
    The Perpetual Refrain: What's the matter, you bigots can't compete with immigrants?

    The elite can read the news -- or if they're really elite, the news before it gets to you -- the "community atomizing, socially destructive, foreigner job-taking, ..." the rest experience. I think it's a theme around here that when it comes to skin in the game, white liberals know where to live and where to send their kids to school, but, with a bit of legerdemain, attribute their decision to dysfunction in vacuo and absolve themselves of wrongthink -- indeed, use that Minority dysfunction as an albatross to hang around the Bigoted Middle's neck: you can't compete with them to claw your way out, you assimilate to their mores, and you shirking your white privilege by resisting our equalitarian social justice mission -- you're super-losers!

    It's Meritocracy Plus: the winners of the cognitive battle also identify themselves the winners of the morality stakes, pump up their virtue by deciding whose losers' bitterness counts, and so pit losers against losers while staying safe -- and the impossibility of closing the Gap ensures the game of let's you and him fight goes on.

    But how's that job security going to work out for them once the capable minorities start taking their place in the Coalition in serious numbers, when the criollo and the Red Guard Asians (this Asian flips "this is library!" on its head: https://twitter.com/tttkay/status/885976921904881664) come to dismantle the "white institutions", their white liberal fiefdoms?

    Boy, I didn’t even write this comment in reply to the right comment, I didn’t even write it on the right page.

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  64. Many of us consider it undignified to complain excessively. It diminishes us in our own estimation and in that of those we respect. The ability to bear up well under life’s difficulties is a trait we value in friends and allies.

    In our twisted society April Hathcock’s bitching gets her some media attention, but who would want anything to do with her?

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Because she's right?

    SJW whites are insufferable.

    Y'all are misreading this article.
  65. @Harry Baldwin
    Many of us consider it undignified to complain excessively. It diminishes us in our own estimation and in that of those we respect. The ability to bear up well under life's difficulties is a trait we value in friends and allies.

    In our twisted society April Hathcock's bitching gets her some media attention, but who would want anything to do with her?

    Because she’s right?

    SJW whites are insufferable.

    Y’all are misreading this article.

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    • Replies: @Kylie
    Big ugly black women are just as insufferable as SJW whites. They are also far more likely to crack you across the face if you tee them off.
    , @res
    The two groups of insufferables (seems like a decent antipode for deplorables to me) fighting would be entertaining... except for the likely "solutions" that result.
    , @anonymous
    From today's twitter… @AprilHathcock

    Also asking them ["people of color"] to pay upfront for travel & get reimbursed sucks. Only the privileged can afford to do that.

    April H. @AprilHathcock
    Stop asking POC to come talk abt diversity/inclusion at ur confs for free. Travel & hotel are not enough. PAY FOR THE LABOR!!!
     

     
    April M. Hathcock is Librarian for Scholarly Communications at New York University. She educates the university community about issues relating to ownership, rights, and access in the research lifecycle. She received her J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law and her MLIS from the University of South Florida. Before entering librarianship, she practiced intellectual property and antitrust law for a global private firm.

    April M. Hathcock, JD,LLM,MLIS is a martyr as well as a saint. April M. Hathcock has student loans. April M. Hathcock should be paid! Get woked!!!
  66. “I choose free libraries as the best agencies for improving the masses
    of the people, because they give nothing for nothing. They only help
    those who help themselves.
    They never pauperize. They reach the aspiring
    and open to these chief treasures of the world — those stored up in books.
    A taste for reading drives out lower tastes.”

    It’s amazing how many other librarians I talked to, reacted in horror, when I recited this statement from Andrew Carnegie.

    Reading this make me glad that I am not in the profession anymore.

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    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    Well, that explains why the Chicago Woodlawn public library when it became surrounded by Blacks moving up from the Deep South in the 1960s had books that were virtually untouched by human hands!
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Dr. Armitage,

    Regarding your short 2-part SF piece on SBPDL: With that "sho-nuff" quote at the end, is that some kind of plot twist, in which the writer is from the ancient basketball tribe? I don't like that ending too much - it scares me, kind of like the ending of "Carrie", during the credits,where the arm comes out of the gr ... oops, sorry, I hope everybody who wanted to watch it has watched it.

    I enjoyed your SF though, and look forward to a novel or at least novella.

    ;-}
  67. @anony-mouse
    Shouldn't people have some pity for a woman surnamed 'Hathcock'?

    A stripper name with a Shakespeare touch.

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  68. @jesse helms think-alike
    Here's a pic of Ms Hathcock :

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mF4Al6kykjo/V77Z49UwotI/AAAAAAAAKsU/HNw7SwdQFnodYBZASOKQ-kLvPNzYn5zqQCLcB/s1600/IMG_0327.JPG


    Never saw the appeal in the librarian profession

    If you like books then become wealthy enough to buy a sh*tload of your own.

    I've always thought of it as a career choice for someone seeking the archetypal soft government job since before all government jobs became in essence a matter of clockwatching, time serving, and doing as little as possible while waiting for 5:00 o'clock to roll around

    Here’s a pic of Ms Hathcock

    She looks like the person who once told me that white people smell like hot dog water.

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  69. @Desiderius
    Because she's right?

    SJW whites are insufferable.

    Y'all are misreading this article.

    Big ugly black women are just as insufferable as SJW whites. They are also far more likely to crack you across the face if you tee them off.

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  70. @Aristippus
    It really sums up the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" conundrum in "progressive" race relations. If people ignore race, then they're accused of being racist jerks who commit micro-aggressions, but if they ask questions about race, then their a bunch of racist jerks who are sadistic voyeurs. If you follow the link, you can tell the conference tried to be as progressive and inclusive as possible. Ms. Hathcock's badge let her write down her preferred pronouns and even denote herself as an "anti-librarian" (whatever the hell that means).

    She doesn’t want to be around white people period.

    There are plenty of black majority countries. She’s not being forced to stay in the USA.

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  71. With Google, who needs librarians? With Amazon, who needs libraries?

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    With Google, who needs librarians? With Amazon, who needs libraries?
     
    With Unz.com, and the new feature making online books available, hopefully we will not need Amazon.
  72. @Astorian
    That's not even the dumbest thing April Gathcock has written this week. Check this out:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/AprilHathcock/status/886332752391524352

    Apparently, "Dunkirk" is a racist movie because it doesn't show the millions of black soldiers and fishermen who, everybody knows, were the true heroes of Britain in 1940.

    ,
    If you read the comment thread it becomes apparent that April Gathcock doesn’t know the difference between Dunkirk and D-Day. It’s no wonder that she had such a bad time at this gathering of librarians–they actually read books!

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  73. Yeah, she works for the New York University Libraries, meaning taxpayers are showering this woman with over $100k a year in salary plus another $100k a year in benefits, and she probably has an IQ appropriate to being a Starbucks supervisor.

    You know what kind of fatigue I have? I have taxpayer fatigue. I am tired of paying idiots like her to do a job that pays more than my job pays, and I can’t do her job because no white male will ever be able to compete for easy make-work “jobs” like that.

    I’m also suffering from fatigue of seeing all the bank commercials showing these non-existent happy upper-middle-class black families so delighted with the mortgage they got or the right insurance they picked or all that.

    I’m so fatigued from all this, it’s beyond fatigue, it’s turning into something else… what is it…

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    New York University (NYU) is a private university, not a state university. Now all universities get lots of government $ but if the taxpayers are paying this woman's salary it's indirect.

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke. I'm sure she was an AA admit but even as an AA admit you can't be really stupid and get thru Duke Law School - there's no AA once you get there.

    Her problem is not outright stupidity at all but racial resentment. AA makes this much worse due to mismatch - you are ALMOST but not quite good enough for the school you are in, the job you are in, etc. You are not in completely over your head - in that case you just drown and it's over. Rather the water level is up to your chin and splashing into your nostrils with every passing wave. OF COURSE this is stressful - imagine having to live like that every day. And it is natural for humans to shift blame elsewhere - the problem is not me but all these racists I am surrounded with and who keep nit picking about how D-Day was not the same as Dunkirk. All I know is that there were brothers and sisters everywhere who did all the REAL work, the same as me, and white people refuse to give them credit for it just like my racis' bosses.
    , @Gaslighting Hotep
    NYU is private.
  74. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Isn't this what separate countries are for?

    Much better than separate water fountains, right?

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Why not separate, but equal, libraries, per the Supreme Court (they are always right)? The black libarry could be right across the tracks from ours. Maybe it could be nice and quiet again in our one.

    Don't tell me that they don't have the money. My town just passed an $82,000,000 bond issue, so that they could rearrange the interiors for what, I don't know. Yes, I asked them!
  75. @Hockamaw

    I am suffering from serious race fatigue.
     
    I know the feeling.

    I’ve seen it called CNF; Chronic Negro Fatigue.

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  76. The University of Missouri is suffering from its own “race fatigue.” Freshman enrollment is only two thirds of what it was before Mizzou got woke two years ago. Surprisingly, while white enrollment is understandably down 21%, black enrollment is down 42%. Mizzou just fired 400 people and their library is asking for donations so it can buy books.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/09/us/university-of-missouri-enrollment-protests-fallout.html?_r=0

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    What was shocking to me was that I had assumed (from reading this blog) that the drop in enrollment was mostly from white people wanting to avoid a racially polarized environment with lots of Negroes angrily marching around but in fact most of the enrollment drop came from blacks (and I'm guessing also liberal whites) wanting to avoid this horrible racist place that treats blacks so poorly. If (like most people) you get your news from the liberal media, this is the impression you would have gotten of the original protests and so you would apply elsewhere to a school that was NOT run by a bunch of KKK Kleagles who were forced to resign once their secret robe wearing became widely known.

    Unfortunately, the lesson that other university administrators (not a bunch known for courage in the 1st place) will draw from this is to kowtow even more to black leftists and cave immediately to their demands so that they can keep their cushy make-work jobs.
  77. anonymous says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Another classy April tweet … “In many lib[rarie]s not even allowed 2 do #BLM displays. But a lib[rary] worker can INJECT A DYING WHITE PERSON WITH DRUGS. In fact, they’re expected 2.”

    From one of April’s NYU page’s … “I educate the NYU research community on issues relating to access, ownership, and rights associated with the research lifecycle. I’m both an attorney [she has a JD and an LLM from Duke but does she have an active and in good standing license? Not so clear.] and a librarian, eager to work with faculty, students, and staff on the legal issues related to using and creating materials for research and teaching.”

    From her ACRL interview … “Working as an academic librarian has been a huge blessing for me. I started my professional life as a corporate litigator and quickly discovered that that work made me miserable. I’m grateful to have come to my senses and entered a profession where I can do all the reading, writing, researching, and educating I want, without having to pay service to the billable hour.” I believe her.

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    “In many lib[rarie]s not even allowed 2 do #BLM displays. But a lib[rary] worker can INJECT A DYING WHITE PERSON WITH DRUGS. In fact, they’re expected 2."
     
    I don't understand this at all.

    What do BLM displays have to do with medical assistance.

    Did she hear "drugs" during medical training and thought "heroin"?

    This is all a hoax, right? Come on.

  78. anonymous says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment

    This is an awesome paragraph from “White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS,” In the Library With the Lead Pipe, Oct. 7, 2015 by April Hathcock, JD, LLM, MLIS,@aprilhathcock:

    Studying whiteness in LIS has yet to hit the mainstream of library scholarship, but there have been a number of critical and radical library scholars who have taken up the challenge of interrogating and troubling the whiteness of the profession (Bourg, 2014; Espinal, 2000; Galvan, 2015; Hall, 2012; Honma, 2006). These critical examinations highlight the many dimensions of any accurate definition of whiteness as an ideological practice. As Galvan (2015) so succinctly puts it, “whiteness . . . means: white, heterosexual, capitalist, and middle class.” Hall (2012) takes a different approach to defining the breadth of whiteness in LIS by differentiating it from the “black bodies” of LIS: “I would assert that [whiteness] is an issue, a question, that transcends race, ethnicity, any broad or limiting categorization and unites all librarians who identify or are identified as different” (p. 201). For these writers, whiteness refers not only to racial and ethnic categorizations but a complete system of exclusion based on hegemony. Likewise, in this article, I use “whiteness” to refer not only to the socio-cultural differential of power and privilege that results from categories of race and ethnicity; it also stands as a marker for the privilege and power that acts to reinforce itself through hegemonic cultural practice that excludes all who are different.

    Italics are mine.

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    It may only be me, but one of the reasons it is so difficult to parse the meaning of paragraphs like the one you quote is that the "logic" doesn't resemble any that I learned in school. Some essential premise or conclusion is left unsaid or presupposed. I mean, what do phrases like "whiteness as an ideological practice" mean? Writers like her never explain, give examples, or methodically develop sequential arguments; they just assume that the meaning of their words is obvious and self justifying.

    When you plot the bearings of her sentences they converge on her feelings of resentment, rage and grievance. But it doesn't seem to occur to her that those feelings may be entirely due to her unacknowledged sense of her very real shortcomings in relation to her white peers. Instead she deflects the pain this self awareness would bring by projection and drowning it in socio-babble.

    I know this is obvious to most of you, but sometimes I make an honest effort to understand just what someone like her is trying to communicate. But there's no "there" there. It's all fluff and foam.

  79. Related

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4698422/King-s-College-replace-busts-founding-fathers.html

    King’s College London will replace busts and portraits of its founding fathers with ethnic minorities amid pressure from students, according to a dean.

    The world famous institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience plans to move portraits of former faculty staff from the main entrance wall.

    They will be replaced with likenesses of more black and minority ethnic scholars, it has been reported.

    The decision follows concern among academics that the current teaching is too ‘intimidating’ for ethnic minorities.

    The proposals were revealed by Professor Patrick Leman, the institute’s dean of education, who said that the faculty should not just be filled with ‘busts of 1920s bearded men’.

    He insists they are ‘not throwing anything into the bin’ – but trying to make the institute feel less ‘alienating’.

    The institute, founded in 1924 as a hospital medical school, only exists because of a donation from Dr Henry Maudsley, a pioneering British psychiatrist.

    His bust, along with that of Sir Frederick Mott, who drew up plans for university courses for training in the field of psychiatry in 1896, are believed to be the subject of Professor Leman’s remarks.

    He said that the portraits lining the main entrance are ‘almost entirely white middle-aged men’ and will be replaced with a ‘wall of diversity’.

    Surely a better response to such pressure would habe been “you didn’t build that“.

    You have to be pretty bright to make KCL, it’s in the top 40 world unis (or top 20 depending which of the many rankings you look at) – are students really such snowflakes?

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    Essentially, life in the modern world is becoming a Google Doodle.
  80. @Anon
    I doubt she's a librarian with deals with actual patrons. Anyone who works behind a library desk has a load of war stories about all the disruptive homeless people who show up drunk, high, or use the library these days for their internet porn. Libraries are very different from the ones I remember as a child, where you could hear a pin drop. These days, you either have to hire professional security or your nice introverted white ladies have to develop the intimidation skills of a Marine drill sergeant. Our library has had permanent rent-a-cop for some time.

    I once worked on a project in a library that required being there for several days, and the ambulance showed up every day to haul off the same alcoholic Indian who kept passing out inside the place while making vast saurian noises. One librarian told me they had a long list of patrons who were banned for life, and that her job was a war zone. I once watched some histrionic old guy show up and rant to the entire building that he wanted to die, and one librarian told me he does this constantly just to get attention, and yup, he's on the ban list.

    I got to witness one enraged librarian banning two grade school boys for life because they showed up with a real gun. She confiscated it and kicked them out while raining down fire from heaven on them in one of the most impressive burst of high dudgeon that I've ever seen.

    And this black chick thinks her worst problem are microaggressions? I doubt she's a real librarian dealing with actual patrons or she wouldn't be whining about this BS. Behind the scenes mid-level administrator trying to sullen black-grievance her way into a better-paying position is most likely.

    Some libraries share a building with a fire station, and rely on big, strong firemen to keep peace. They seem to enjoy the break from their usual routine. Locally, a couple of them thrashed a flasher a few years ago. Beats polishing brass.

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  81. @Aristippus
    It really sums up the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" conundrum in "progressive" race relations. If people ignore race, then they're accused of being racist jerks who commit micro-aggressions, but if they ask questions about race, then their a bunch of racist jerks who are sadistic voyeurs. If you follow the link, you can tell the conference tried to be as progressive and inclusive as possible. Ms. Hathcock's badge let her write down her preferred pronouns and even denote herself as an "anti-librarian" (whatever the hell that means).

    even denote herself as an “anti-librarian” (whatever the hell that means).

    It means, she doesn’t like libraries, and that’s why she works there. Simple.

    (Interesting too – might be the founding document of sadomasochism as a way, to relate not only to the world, but to oneself too. This then would be the new sadomasochistic act, shortly characterized as sadomasochism without the other, or non-relational sadomasochism. Very interesting!
    Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be fun, though. Which is at least as scandalous as all those liberals who indeed do find pleasure in feeling close to and caring deeply about // the oppressed. – There simply doesn’t seem to be a situation without the priviledged being on the top (hehe – huu huu (cry in anger) and rage)).

    Foul is fair – and fair is foul – – since who is there to benefit from all these – as I said – scandlous obstacles and signs of outrigth oppression: Whites (and Asians))?!

    All I can think of when hearing such stories is Tom Wolfe (not Nietzsche, though, not really, that is, because he seems to have been simply not robust enough, to digest such things – a tad too blasé really).

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  82. “Were there no POC soldiers who landed at D-Day cuz that #Dunkirk movie is looking white af.”

    Every month is Black History Month, lol.

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  83. @Anonymous

    April H. @AprilHathcock 3h ago
    Were there no POC soldiers who landed at D-Day cuz that #Dunkirk movie is looking white af.
     
    The Dunkirk Evacuation and D-Day are one in her head.

    This is a librarian.

    > Those ebonics and grammatical misspellings.

    Why.

    I’m gonna watch me “2001: A Space Odyssey”. There is not even an asian in there.

    No wait. What is the color and gender of HAL? Irrationality, sudden killings, pretending to be perfect & spotless, easily victimized. My suspicions are aroused.

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  84. So April Hathcock left her career as an attorney in a corporate law practice to retrain as a librarian? This fails the test of common sense … unless her career as an affirmative action lawyer was as stellar as Michele Obama’s.

    Her profile from Clemson University:

    http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1813&context=nasig

    Her biography from St. Petersburg College, Florida:

    April teaches Applied Ethics and provides research and writing assistance in the Library and Learning Support Commons at Tarpon Springs. She has her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and French from Agnes Scott College and her Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in International Law from Duke University School of Law. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Library and Information Science at the USF. April loves to do research and discuss sticky ethical issues. She also enjoys reading and shopping online for shoes.

    http://web.spcollege.edu/instructors/id/hathcock.april

    I didn’t know that one could make a modest living from monologs on intersectional oppression on the part of the White patriarchy … but I guess one can.

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    I didn’t know that one could make a modest living from monologs on intersectional oppression on the part of the White patriarchy … but I guess one can.
     
    Well, I can invite you to the N-th play of the Vagina Monologues....
  85. @Anonymous

    April H. @AprilHathcock 3h ago
    Were there no POC soldiers who landed at D-Day cuz that #Dunkirk movie is looking white af.
     
    The Dunkirk Evacuation and D-Day are one in her head.

    This is a librarian.

    You’d think they’d know how to find and read a history reference, but whatever.

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  86. @anonymous
    Another classy April tweet … "In many lib[rarie]s not even allowed 2 do #BLM displays. But a lib[rary] worker can INJECT A DYING WHITE PERSON WITH DRUGS. In fact, they're expected 2."

    From one of April's NYU page's … "I educate the NYU research community on issues relating to access, ownership, and rights associated with the research lifecycle. I'm both an attorney [she has a JD and an LLM from Duke but does she have an active and in good standing license? Not so clear.] and a librarian, eager to work with faculty, students, and staff on the legal issues related to using and creating materials for research and teaching."

    From her ACRL interview … "Working as an academic librarian has been a huge blessing for me. I started my professional life as a corporate litigator and quickly discovered that that work made me miserable. I’m grateful to have come to my senses and entered a profession where I can do all the reading, writing, researching, and educating I want, without having to pay service to the billable hour." I believe her.

    “In many lib[rarie]s not even allowed 2 do #BLM displays. But a lib[rary] worker can INJECT A DYING WHITE PERSON WITH DRUGS. In fact, they’re expected 2.”

    I don’t understand this at all.

    What do BLM displays have to do with medical assistance.

    Did she hear “drugs” during medical training and thought “heroin”?

    This is all a hoax, right? Come on.

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  87. @BenjaminL
    Another example of this genre (assuming it's not a parody)

    https://wearyourvoicemag.com/body-politics/fuck-pay-reparations-fat-black-bitches-everything-provide

    > White Liberal Tokenization Of Hijabi Women Is Putting Us In Danger

    What. Did someone read a book about parsers?

    > I Reconnected To My Blackness Through Hoodoo

    Just What.

    > Flowers Queer Magic For the Resistance: Queer Activists Are Using Magic As Resistance

    Huh??

    > Kesha new album: For Survivors, Kesha’s New Single is an Antidote After Sexual Assault

    Nah, that’s all parody.

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  88. @Jason Liu
    Much better than separate water fountains, right?

    Why not separate, but equal, libraries, per the Supreme Court (they are always right)? The black libarry could be right across the tracks from ours. Maybe it could be nice and quiet again in our one.

    Don’t tell me that they don’t have the money. My town just passed an $82,000,000 bond issue, so that they could rearrange the interiors for what, I don’t know. Yes, I asked them!

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  89. I have Hip Hop Rap music fatigue.

    Sure the late 1960s and 70s had lots of Black riots, crime, terrible Black mayors like Coleman Young, Marion Barry etc but the Black AA popular music was excellent.

    The last decent form of Black AA popular music was House Music. We have little but Hip Hop Rap crap music for 30 years.

    How long did the bubonic plague, Black Death last?

    Superman likes Kriptonite more than I like Hip Hop Rap Music.

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  90. I was a librarian and a member of ALA for many years — went to many of the national conferences.

    ALA is about as left wing as any professional organization can be. Many of its members are black librarians from the big city public libraries, the big cities of course, being run by black, Democrat, left wing politicians. Then there are the rich white liberal librarians from the posh suburbs, ethno-masochist types who like to confess their “white privilege.” Not to be forgotten are librarians from the colleges and universities, both old and young, in their sandals, sipping their lattes who love Michael Moore movies and wear Che Guevara tee-shirts.

    Half of their conference programs are about “diversity” and the key note speakers are far-left celebs who whip up the audience by bashing conservatives. I finally stopped being a member. I told them if I wanted to give my money to Democrats I’d send it directly to my favorite candidates.

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  91. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @JimB
    With Google, who needs librarians? With Amazon, who needs libraries?

    With Google, who needs librarians? With Amazon, who needs libraries?

    With Unz.com, and the new feature making online books available, hopefully we will not need Amazon.

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  92. @anonymous
    This is an awesome paragraph from "White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS,” In the Library With the Lead Pipe, Oct. 7, 2015 by April Hathcock, JD, LLM, MLIS,@aprilhathcock:

    Studying whiteness in LIS has yet to hit the mainstream of library scholarship, but there have been a number of critical and radical library scholars who have taken up the challenge of interrogating and troubling the whiteness of the profession (Bourg, 2014; Espinal, 2000; Galvan, 2015; Hall, 2012; Honma, 2006). These critical examinations highlight the many dimensions of any accurate definition of whiteness as an ideological practice. As Galvan (2015) so succinctly puts it, “whiteness . . . means: white, heterosexual, capitalist, and middle class.” Hall (2012) takes a different approach to defining the breadth of whiteness in LIS by differentiating it from the “black bodies” of LIS: “I would assert that [whiteness] is an issue, a question, that transcends race, ethnicity, any broad or limiting categorization and unites all librarians who identify or are identified as different” (p. 201). For these writers, whiteness refers not only to racial and ethnic categorizations but a complete system of exclusion based on hegemony. Likewise, in this article, I use “whiteness” to refer not only to the socio-cultural differential of power and privilege that results from categories of race and ethnicity; it also stands as a marker for the privilege and power that acts to reinforce itself through hegemonic cultural practice that excludes all who are different.
     
    Italics are mine.

    It may only be me, but one of the reasons it is so difficult to parse the meaning of paragraphs like the one you quote is that the “logic” doesn’t resemble any that I learned in school. Some essential premise or conclusion is left unsaid or presupposed. I mean, what do phrases like “whiteness as an ideological practice” mean? Writers like her never explain, give examples, or methodically develop sequential arguments; they just assume that the meaning of their words is obvious and self justifying.

    When you plot the bearings of her sentences they converge on her feelings of resentment, rage and grievance. But it doesn’t seem to occur to her that those feelings may be entirely due to her unacknowledged sense of her very real shortcomings in relation to her white peers. Instead she deflects the pain this self awareness would bring by projection and drowning it in socio-babble.

    I know this is obvious to most of you, but sometimes I make an honest effort to understand just what someone like her is trying to communicate. But there’s no “there” there. It’s all fluff and foam.

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  93. @DJohn1
    The exhaustion that comes with introversion justified on a basis of Race Victimization.

    Both inventive and pathetic. I am conflicted. 8)

    Makes me wonder who paid for Miss Hathcock’s sojourn in the land of micro and macro aggression? A 5 day stable stay,not to mention the food needed to keep her going,cannot be cheap.
    Being at a conference where the men are all white not to mention librarians ,means she didn’t get the chance to get her freak on,leaving her extra frustrated.

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  94. OK. I’ll bite.

    The D city of “Slaughterhouse 5″ is Dresden in Saxony. Destroyed in a bombing raid in 1945. Dunkirk in 1940 was the Channel port from which much of the British Army was evacuated during the climax of the Germans’ blitzkrieg in the west.

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    Note to self: Deadpan (another D-word) jokes are not transparently obvious to everybody.
    , @anonymous
    You bite the legendary big one!
  95. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @YetAnotherAnon
    Related

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4698422/King-s-College-replace-busts-founding-fathers.html

    King's College London will replace busts and portraits of its founding fathers with ethnic minorities amid pressure from students, according to a dean.

    The world famous institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience plans to move portraits of former faculty staff from the main entrance wall.

    They will be replaced with likenesses of more black and minority ethnic scholars, it has been reported.

    The decision follows concern among academics that the current teaching is too ‘intimidating’ for ethnic minorities.

    The proposals were revealed by Professor Patrick Leman, the institute’s dean of education, who said that the faculty should not just be filled with ‘busts of 1920s bearded men’.

    He insists they are ‘not throwing anything into the bin’ – but trying to make the institute feel less ‘alienating’.

    The institute, founded in 1924 as a hospital medical school, only exists because of a donation from Dr Henry Maudsley, a pioneering British psychiatrist.

    His bust, along with that of Sir Frederick Mott, who drew up plans for university courses for training in the field of psychiatry in 1896, are believed to be the subject of Professor Leman’s remarks.

    He said that the portraits lining the main entrance are ‘almost entirely white middle-aged men’ and will be replaced with a ‘wall of diversity’.
     
    Surely a better response to such pressure would habe been "you didn't build that".

    You have to be pretty bright to make KCL, it's in the top 40 world unis (or top 20 depending which of the many rankings you look at) - are students really such snowflakes?

    Essentially, life in the modern world is becoming a Google Doodle.

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  96. I don’t have time to read 89 comments: can anyone tell me how many commenters have suggested that “April Hathcock” is a made-up person?

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  97. Dresden was firebombed in Slaughterhouse Five. Dunkirk was the heroic British retreat early in the war across the English Channel. A movie is being made and there are complaints about no POC, even though it was Great Britain vs Germany.

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    Is the movie going to make Hitler look like a peacemaker by not going after the retreating English? I'm interested to see how that is handled.
  98. @Dr. Henry Armitage, Miskantonic University

    "I choose free libraries as the best agencies for improving the masses
    of the people, because they give nothing for nothing. They only help
    those who help themselves.
    They never pauperize. They reach the aspiring
    and open to these chief treasures of the world -- those stored up in books.
    A taste for reading drives out lower tastes."
     
    It's amazing how many other librarians I talked to, reacted in horror, when I recited this statement from Andrew Carnegie.

    Reading this make me glad that I am not in the profession anymore.

    Well, that explains why the Chicago Woodlawn public library when it became surrounded by Blacks moving up from the Deep South in the 1960s had books that were virtually untouched by human hands!

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  99. @Anonymous
    Boy, I didn't even write this comment in reply to the right comment, I didn't even write it on the right page.

    The weird thing is, it still works.

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  100. “From At the Intersection: Blog about the Intersection of Libraries, Law, Feminism, and Diversity

    Jay-sus Steve, how do you find this stuff?

    Were you cruising the dark back alleys of Intersectionality or patrolling the woolier shores of Library Science when you just happened to come across this?

    Or do you just have a Google Alert for “Woke Black with Glasses”?

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    • Agree: Dieter Kief
    • Replies: @CCZ
    For another source of the most disheartening (but sickly outrageous) examples of the post-modern, deconstructionist, intersectional, gender-fluid, social “justice,” anti-white, anti-heteronormative, feminist wastelands, committed to propagating the perpetual social grievance of the leftist faith, scroll through the abstracts of academic journal articles and the excepts of blogs at:

    https://twitter.com/RealPeerReview

    Enjoy your journey into the popular world of critical race, critical white or critical gender studies and the surreal world of critical food, critical dance, critical fat, critical yoga, critical luxury, critical sports, critical ethnography, critical pedagogy, critical psychiatry, critical psychology studies, to name just a few of the “critical [something] studies” taught in modern university humanities and social grievance departments.
  101. When “your people” (POC) are not all that literate, don’t expect many at a librarian’s conference.

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  102. @Aristippus
    It really sums up the "damned if you do, damned if you don't" conundrum in "progressive" race relations. If people ignore race, then they're accused of being racist jerks who commit micro-aggressions, but if they ask questions about race, then their a bunch of racist jerks who are sadistic voyeurs. If you follow the link, you can tell the conference tried to be as progressive and inclusive as possible. Ms. Hathcock's badge let her write down her preferred pronouns and even denote herself as an "anti-librarian" (whatever the hell that means).

    even denote herself as an “anti-librarian” (whatever the hell that means).

    Means she doesn’t / can’t read books.

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  103. @Maj. Kong
    "countries", I think you mean continents.

    “countries”, I think you mean continents

    I vote for planets and hereby claim this one. Africans love Venus Williams, maybe they can all move there?

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  104. @Selvar
    I am afraid that I also suffer from this "race fatigue." In my case though, it comes from having to constantly hear blacks talk about their blackety black problems. Blacks just think they are so utterly fascinating, don't they?

    I am afraid that I also suffer from this “race fatigue.” In my case though, it comes from having to constantly hear blacks talk about their blackety black problems. Blacks just think they are so utterly fascinating, don’t they?

    Honestly, what else do they know? Dope dealing? Pimping? Polar Bear Hunting?

    They “study” blackness in primary school (instead of reading, writing, grammar, mathematics, history, and science). They go on to an HBCU or real college and study … wait for it … “African American Studies” for a degree. Finally, after 16 years of “education” they can spell Melanin and recite all the ways they fantasize about how they’d behave if their racial roles were reversed with us crackers.

    And that’s how they become “productive members of society” instead of harmful parasitic leeches…

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  105. @newrouter
    "April Hathcock"

    um you have to go back to somewhere else.

    How “Hath” she such a thing when a woman hath no such, unless she borroweth it?

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  106. @El Dato
    Why do blacks moan so much and keep on talking about their little personal travails.

    Doesn't anybody tell them that these are not exclusive to blackosity and that really, no-one wants to hear it?

    (And what is an "Anti-Librarian"?)

    So what's the Librarian-in-Chief of the Library of Congress, Carla Hayden's favorite children’s book? Well.....

    Carla Hayden, the new Librarian of Congress, tells Jeffrey Brown about her favorite children’s book. “Bright April” is a story about a young African-American girl named April who experiences racial prejudice. It is also the story of her bright personality and her 10th birthday and the surprise it brought.
     
    Yet another sob story.

    Why can't it be Farnk Miller's "Give Me Liberty" at least? Ok, maybe not for children. But still.

    Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress last week. She is the first woman and the first African-American to lead the national library, having been nominated by President Obama earlier this year.
     
    Okay.

    Favorite historical figure: Eleanor Roosevelt
     
    This is an unfortunate choice. Why not choose a woman of character like, I dunno, Emmy Noether? From John Flynn's "The Roosevelt Myth":


    Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt was born in 1884. She was the daughter of Elliott Roosevelt, a younger brother of Theodore. He apparently was a gay, carefree, happy sort of man who had done little in his life save to follow his inclinations. He left St. Paul's School when a boy without going to college, went West for his health, took part of his inheritance and went around the world, hunted big game, came back to America and married Anna Hall, whose father lived entirely on what his mother and father gave him. Thus on her mother's and father's side she came from two old New York families who lived wholly on their inheritance and had never done a day's work for pay.

    The facts about her early family life are such that I would leave them severely alone save for the fact that Mrs. Roosevelt has written a book telling all about these unhappy maladjustments. She writes that her father was a drunkard and died in a sanitarium. I do not rake up this family scandal. I note it only for the light it throws on his daughter who saw fit to rake it up in order to portray the bleakness of her girlhood out of which she emerged into so much light.

    ....

    This is all she knew of life when a year later she married young Franklin D. Roosevelt, a cousin, after a very brief acquaintance and courtship while he was still in Harvard College. She herself says that she scarcely knew what marriage meant. As she put it herself, her grandmother asked her if she was sure she was really in love and she answered: "I solemnly answered yes; yet it was years later before I knew what love was or what loving really meant." Why this singular woman should choose the moment when she had just become the mistress of the White House to write and sell these accounts to the American people I do not of course know. But her record of these early years makes it abundantly clear that one of the guiding urges of her life, once she was emancipated from the isolations and constrictions and bewilderment of her first 20 years, was an insatiable craving for attention. It amounted to little less than a phobia, as Americans now know.
     

    How about “The Snowy Day” which is about a “Boy of Color” doing what any kid likes to do on a snow day: PLAY.
    Too inclusive?

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  107. @Clyde
    Internet images show she is one hefty lefty. April Hathcock. She could star in a hefty bag commercial w Johnathan Winter. But come the revolution her fatigue will go away and women will desire her. Men too, maybe.

    I’m sure she’s already a style icon to Lena Dunham fans.

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  108. Dunkirk is actually the city in Germany bombed in Slaughterhouse 5.

    Actually Steve, the city bombed while Billy Pilgram was imprisoned in an underground meat locker in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five was Dresden, not Dunkirk.

    From Wikipedia:
    The bombing of Dresden by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) between 13 and 15 February 1945 remains controversial. The inner city of Dresden was largely destroyed by 722 RAF and 527 USAAF bombers that dropped 2431 tons of high explosive bombs, and 1475.9 tons of incendiaries. …

    American author Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse Five is loosely based on his first-hand experience of the raid as a POW.

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    Actually Steve, the city bombed while Billy Pilgram was imprisoned in an underground meat locker in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five was Dresden, not Dunkirk.
     
    Give me a break. Steve isn't a trained historian, that's why he "crowd sources" these things!
  109. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Isn't this what separate countries are for?

    About twenty years ago I and my wife spent five weeks in Italy, Britain and Ireland. It was very pleasant. But when we came back to the US we felt again the burden of all the race stories in the America press. For the first time I understood just how oppressive the presence of blacks were to normal white people.

    Black people have systemically ruined most of the joy in life available to white people. In spite of all efforts by the government, blacks increasingly ruined nearly everything they touch. There are some black people who are decent people but not very many.

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    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @JMcG
    I was on a three week mountaineering trip out west back in the late eighties or early nineties. We climbed in the Canadian Rockies and then in the Tetons. Finished up with Devil's Tower.
    On the drive home we stopped at a Shoney's outside Chicago for breakfast on a Sunday morning.
    It was filled with blacks. I got in line for the buffet, but 30 seconds of watching the little kids jam their hands into the bowls under the sneeze shield ruined my appetite that morning.
    The shock of leaving the western whitopia and returning to the dirty gray big city broke something in me forever.
    , @Corvinus
    "Black people have systemically ruined most of the joy in life available to white people."

    No, it's actually been people regardless of race and ethnicity who ruin the joy in life. Pro race is code for anti-humanity.
    , @Gaslighting Hotep

    Black people have systemically ruined most of the joy in life available to white people.
     
    Like what?
  110. @Dude4224
    Yeah, she works for the New York University Libraries, meaning taxpayers are showering this woman with over $100k a year in salary plus another $100k a year in benefits, and she probably has an IQ appropriate to being a Starbucks supervisor.

    You know what kind of fatigue I have? I have taxpayer fatigue. I am tired of paying idiots like her to do a job that pays more than my job pays, and I can't do her job because no white male will ever be able to compete for easy make-work "jobs" like that.

    I'm also suffering from fatigue of seeing all the bank commercials showing these non-existent happy upper-middle-class black families so delighted with the mortgage they got or the right insurance they picked or all that.

    I'm so fatigued from all this, it's beyond fatigue, it's turning into something else... what is it...

    New York University (NYU) is a private university, not a state university. Now all universities get lots of government $ but if the taxpayers are paying this woman’s salary it’s indirect.

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke. I’m sure she was an AA admit but even as an AA admit you can’t be really stupid and get thru Duke Law School – there’s no AA once you get there.

    Her problem is not outright stupidity at all but racial resentment. AA makes this much worse due to mismatch – you are ALMOST but not quite good enough for the school you are in, the job you are in, etc. You are not in completely over your head – in that case you just drown and it’s over. Rather the water level is up to your chin and splashing into your nostrils with every passing wave. OF COURSE this is stressful – imagine having to live like that every day. And it is natural for humans to shift blame elsewhere – the problem is not me but all these racists I am surrounded with and who keep nit picking about how D-Day was not the same as Dunkirk. All I know is that there were brothers and sisters everywhere who did all the REAL work, the same as me, and white people refuse to give them credit for it just like my racis’ bosses.

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    Excellent comment. I would offer the following as footnotes based on my own (now somewhat dated) experience at a law school comparable to Duke's.

    There is no AA during the first year, when all grading is blind. (While I've heard it rumored that, notwithstanding the blind-grading norm for 1Ls, black students are encouraged to discreetly indicate in their exam answers that they are black, I have no idea whether there's any truth to this.) In any event, in the second and third years of law school, it's up to the individual professor whether to use blind grading. Also, second- and third-year students are free to choose whatever courses they want, with the result that many students fill their schedules with "Law and X" courses (X being race, religion, literature, etc.) where grading is based on class participation and thumb-sucking papers rather than traditional issue-spotting exams.

    And there has been tremendous grade inflation in top law schools. The general philosophy seems to be that anyone who's smart enough to get in (based on grades and especially the LSAT score) should not have his or her job prospects hamstringed by a GPA below 3.0. So profs in the top schools very rarely award Cs and reserve Ds for students who really go out of their way to give the finger to the whole process. This is especially true for the first year because 1L grades have the most impact on job prospects for graduates of the top schools. I've actually never heard of anyone flunking out of a top law school; what usually happens to students how can't cut it is that they quietly withdraw or take a leave of absence. (The current report for Duke at Law School Transparency, linked below, states that 0% of 2012 1Ls failed out.)

    All of that being said, simply being accepted by Duke law shows that, regardless of how she might have compared with white applicants, this woman was among the best of her year's black applicants. The top schools get the pick of the applicants, black, white, Asian, etc. Put differently, I would guess that this woman is in the 98th percentile of blacks in IQ, which would still put her well above the white average.

    https://www.lstreports.com/schools/duke/
    , @Clyde

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke.
     
    Then practice law instead of taking a step down to be librarian. She could not cut in the legal world and she knows it. Many thanks to the women librarians of my youth who were very helpful and nice. But librarians at universities is a dying field due to books being scanned (in India?) and digitized. You can sit on your arse in the dorm and get the book.
    , @Unladen Swallow
    I dont know if she has to be smart to get through Duke Law, Michelle Obama got through Harvard Law and then promptly failed an easy bar exam, one that people from less prestigious law schools passed.
    , @Mr. Anon

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke. I’m sure she was an AA admit but even as an AA admit you can’t be really stupid and get thru Duke Law School.....
     
    And yet the evidence of Ms. Hathcock suggests otherwise.
    , @SteveRogers42
    What am I going to believe -- the hallowed legend of Duke Law School or my own lyin' eyes?
  111. @40 Acres and A Kardashian
    The University of Missouri is suffering from its own "race fatigue." Freshman enrollment is only two thirds of what it was before Mizzou got woke two years ago. Surprisingly, while white enrollment is understandably down 21%, black enrollment is down 42%. Mizzou just fired 400 people and their library is asking for donations so it can buy books.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/09/us/university-of-missouri-enrollment-protests-fallout.html?_r=0

    What was shocking to me was that I had assumed (from reading this blog) that the drop in enrollment was mostly from white people wanting to avoid a racially polarized environment with lots of Negroes angrily marching around but in fact most of the enrollment drop came from blacks (and I’m guessing also liberal whites) wanting to avoid this horrible racist place that treats blacks so poorly. If (like most people) you get your news from the liberal media, this is the impression you would have gotten of the original protests and so you would apply elsewhere to a school that was NOT run by a bunch of KKK Kleagles who were forced to resign once their secret robe wearing became widely known.

    Unfortunately, the lesson that other university administrators (not a bunch known for courage in the 1st place) will draw from this is to kowtow even more to black leftists and cave immediately to their demands so that they can keep their cushy make-work jobs.

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    She has a law degree and is a librarian? Is it safe to assume she didn't pass the bar?
  112. @Desiderius
    Because she's right?

    SJW whites are insufferable.

    Y'all are misreading this article.

    The two groups of insufferables (seems like a decent antipode for deplorables to me) fighting would be entertaining… except for the likely “solutions” that result.

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  113. @Anon
    I travel a lot for work and happened this week to travel to a smallish city in Indiana that's the home of a Fortune 500 company. I drove into town and noticed how well kept everything was and thought, "wow, what a beautiful place to raise a family. There are still nice places left in America".

    As I left my meeting around lunchtime, I started to notice all of the people walking the streets of this nice little American city near the company's buildings... Indian, Indian, Indian, East Asian, Indian, East Asian and so on. It's the same at every Fortune 100 company I go see - stick around and realize they're all staffed by H1Bs. I checked the school district on Schooldigger - my eyes don't lie.

    Yup. Same in my small Midwestern town. Now at least 20% Indian.

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    Yup. Here's a school in the town I was referencing:

    https://www.schooldigger.com/go/IN/schools/0036000080/school.aspx

    Almost 20% Asian. I am sick and tired of seeing H1Bs everywhere I go. Talk about fatigue.

    Here's a school in suburban Dallas:
    https://www.schooldigger.com/go/TX/schools/3510007223/school.aspx

    78% Asian.
  114. Wasn’t Hitler the Hero of Dunkirk?

    i’m thinking “Ok, then. Don’t hang out with white people. Let’s get a separate black nation fired up! ASAP!” (And i’d bet i’m not alone.)

    No, you’re not alone, you have a lot of company. I’d say hideously white company but actually more like hideously non-black.

    ***
    To everyone bitching about blacks in this thread: the actual problem is leftist whites.
    ***

    The Perpetual Refrain: What’s the matter, you bigots can’t compete with immigrants?

    (Quote from comment for wrong page but I like it anyway)

    *kicks self-selected cherry-picked darkie across border & back to home country* “No, competition is great. Open your borders and we’ll compete in your territory.”

    She looks like the person who once told me that white people smell like hot dog water.

    Blacks smell like stale Fritos.

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    Japanese say that white people smell like butter. This is not intended as a compliment - they mean rancid butter or Limburger cheese.
  115. Hey iSteve, there were, POC people of color evacuated from Dunkirk. Were the heroic Indians and ther mules in the movie?

    Probably the most unusual posting of any unit of the Indian Army during World War II was in 1940, when four mule companies of the Indian Army Service Corps joined the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France. They were evacuated from Dunkirk with the rest of the BEF in May 1940,[4] and were still stationed in England in July 1942.[88]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Army_during_World_War_II

    Remnants of the French military blocked the Nazi forces from effectively attacking Dunkirk. Probably various Africans in the mix. I don’t care enough to look it up.

    I also applaud her ignorance of WWII minutiae. WWII has faded in importance, even if it was the last clear win the US military had. Since WWII ‘revisionism’ is a career ending crime showing ingorance of it is fine by me. I personally wish I knew less about WWII.

    When are they going to do a movie about the Norwegian campaign fiasco that set the stage for the rapid defeat of France and collapse of the British and French Empires.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Campaign

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    There were also Indians that fought on the side of the Japanese :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_National_Army

    In their propaganda, the Nazis made a big deal of the fact that the French had African savages in their military - if you watched the German movies you'd think that the French Army was ALL black. So April and Goebbels were on the same page.
  116. As books are mostly by and about white people why would a “POC” want to be a librarian?

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  117. If you look at the conference’s schedule, it’s apparent that attending it three or four times would still not allow you enough time to participate in all “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion” talks and workshops. There must be close to 150 of them:

    https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/agenda.asp?h=Full+Schedule&tn=Equity+Diversity+%26+Inclusion

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  118. Her big complaint that the conference was 88% white? Look it up, librarian, Demographics in the US are only about 14% black. Don’t think you are underrepresented.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    Many American blacks (unburdened by facts and living in big cities that are often 1/2 black or close to it) are under the impression that the US is far more black than it really is. So to them any setting that is less than majority black must be the result of racism. Blacks even need to be retconned into history - Hamilton, Jesus, the blacks at Dunkirk, etc. What is important is the emotional truth, not boring white people statistics and history books.
  119. @Clyde
    Internet images show she is one hefty lefty. April Hathcock. She could star in a hefty bag commercial w Johnathan Winter. But come the revolution her fatigue will go away and women will desire her. Men too, maybe.

    To be sure, nobody gets talked around, over, under, and through like a fat sista.

    Interesting that I see black guys with fat white girls, but I never see anyone with fat black girls except other fat black girls.

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  120. @Jack D
    New York University (NYU) is a private university, not a state university. Now all universities get lots of government $ but if the taxpayers are paying this woman's salary it's indirect.

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke. I'm sure she was an AA admit but even as an AA admit you can't be really stupid and get thru Duke Law School - there's no AA once you get there.

    Her problem is not outright stupidity at all but racial resentment. AA makes this much worse due to mismatch - you are ALMOST but not quite good enough for the school you are in, the job you are in, etc. You are not in completely over your head - in that case you just drown and it's over. Rather the water level is up to your chin and splashing into your nostrils with every passing wave. OF COURSE this is stressful - imagine having to live like that every day. And it is natural for humans to shift blame elsewhere - the problem is not me but all these racists I am surrounded with and who keep nit picking about how D-Day was not the same as Dunkirk. All I know is that there were brothers and sisters everywhere who did all the REAL work, the same as me, and white people refuse to give them credit for it just like my racis' bosses.

    Excellent comment. I would offer the following as footnotes based on my own (now somewhat dated) experience at a law school comparable to Duke’s.

    There is no AA during the first year, when all grading is blind. (While I’ve heard it rumored that, notwithstanding the blind-grading norm for 1Ls, black students are encouraged to discreetly indicate in their exam answers that they are black, I have no idea whether there’s any truth to this.) In any event, in the second and third years of law school, it’s up to the individual professor whether to use blind grading. Also, second- and third-year students are free to choose whatever courses they want, with the result that many students fill their schedules with “Law and X” courses (X being race, religion, literature, etc.) where grading is based on class participation and thumb-sucking papers rather than traditional issue-spotting exams.

    And there has been tremendous grade inflation in top law schools. The general philosophy seems to be that anyone who’s smart enough to get in (based on grades and especially the LSAT score) should not have his or her job prospects hamstringed by a GPA below 3.0. So profs in the top schools very rarely award Cs and reserve Ds for students who really go out of their way to give the finger to the whole process. This is especially true for the first year because 1L grades have the most impact on job prospects for graduates of the top schools. I’ve actually never heard of anyone flunking out of a top law school; what usually happens to students how can’t cut it is that they quietly withdraw or take a leave of absence. (The current report for Duke at Law School Transparency, linked below, states that 0% of 2012 1Ls failed out.)

    All of that being said, simply being accepted by Duke law shows that, regardless of how she might have compared with white applicants, this woman was among the best of her year’s black applicants. The top schools get the pick of the applicants, black, white, Asian, etc. Put differently, I would guess that this woman is in the 98th percentile of blacks in IQ, which would still put her well above the white average.

    https://www.lstreports.com/schools/duke/

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    I can't imagine someone like April NOT letting her blackness slip thru on a law exam no matter what the subject. It colors everything she does. If she did not begin at least once sentence in each exam with "As a black woman...." then I'll eat my hat.

    Usually the professors can tell who the black students are not only by their blackety, black, black perspective on EVERYTHING but also by their inferior writing style - Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis reads like something written by a mediocre white high school student with an uncertain grasp on grammar and sentence structure:

    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf
  121. @Anonymous

    April H. @AprilHathcock 3h ago
    Were there no POC soldiers who landed at D-Day cuz that #Dunkirk movie is looking white af.
     
    The Dunkirk Evacuation and D-Day are one in her head.

    This is a librarian.

    Thankfully, not actually a historian…

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  122. @Pat Boyle
    About twenty years ago I and my wife spent five weeks in Italy, Britain and Ireland. It was very pleasant. But when we came back to the US we felt again the burden of all the race stories in the America press. For the first time I understood just how oppressive the presence of blacks were to normal white people.

    Black people have systemically ruined most of the joy in life available to white people. In spite of all efforts by the government, blacks increasingly ruined nearly everything they touch. There are some black people who are decent people but not very many.

    I was on a three week mountaineering trip out west back in the late eighties or early nineties. We climbed in the Canadian Rockies and then in the Tetons. Finished up with Devil’s Tower.
    On the drive home we stopped at a Shoney’s outside Chicago for breakfast on a Sunday morning.
    It was filled with blacks. I got in line for the buffet, but 30 seconds of watching the little kids jam their hands into the bowls under the sneeze shield ruined my appetite that morning.
    The shock of leaving the western whitopia and returning to the dirty gray big city broke something in me forever.

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    What keeps me away from public buffets completely is that they need to have a "sneeze shield" in the first place.
  123. @Jack D
    New York University (NYU) is a private university, not a state university. Now all universities get lots of government $ but if the taxpayers are paying this woman's salary it's indirect.

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke. I'm sure she was an AA admit but even as an AA admit you can't be really stupid and get thru Duke Law School - there's no AA once you get there.

    Her problem is not outright stupidity at all but racial resentment. AA makes this much worse due to mismatch - you are ALMOST but not quite good enough for the school you are in, the job you are in, etc. You are not in completely over your head - in that case you just drown and it's over. Rather the water level is up to your chin and splashing into your nostrils with every passing wave. OF COURSE this is stressful - imagine having to live like that every day. And it is natural for humans to shift blame elsewhere - the problem is not me but all these racists I am surrounded with and who keep nit picking about how D-Day was not the same as Dunkirk. All I know is that there were brothers and sisters everywhere who did all the REAL work, the same as me, and white people refuse to give them credit for it just like my racis' bosses.

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke.

    Then practice law instead of taking a step down to be librarian. She could not cut in the legal world and she knows it. Many thanks to the women librarians of my youth who were very helpful and nice. But librarians at universities is a dying field due to books being scanned (in India?) and digitized. You can sit on your arse in the dorm and get the book.

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    • Replies: @jim jones
    Libraries are obsolete, you can get any book at b-ok.org/
    , @Anonymous
    Duke eh? Well, she did describer herself as an "overachiever." Apparently the reach exceeded the grasp ("Or what's a Heaven for?" wrote Dead White Male Rob Browning).
  124. anonymous says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Desiderius
    Because she's right?

    SJW whites are insufferable.

    Y'all are misreading this article.

    From today’s twitter… @AprilHathcock

    Also asking them ["people of color"] to pay upfront for travel & get reimbursed sucks. Only the privileged can afford to do that.

    April H. @AprilHathcock
    Stop asking POC to come talk abt diversity/inclusion at ur confs for free. Travel & hotel are not enough. PAY FOR THE LABOR!!!

    April M. Hathcock is Librarian for Scholarly Communications at New York University. She educates the university community about issues relating to ownership, rights, and access in the research lifecycle. She received her J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law and her MLIS from the University of South Florida. Before entering librarianship, she practiced intellectual property and antitrust law for a global private firm.

    April M. Hathcock, JD,LLM,MLIS is a martyr as well as a saint. April M. Hathcock has student loans. April M. Hathcock should be paid! Get woked!!!

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    April H. @AprilHathcock
    Stop asking POC to come talk abt diversity/inclusion at ur confs for free. Travel & hotel are not enough. PAY FOR THE LABOR!!!
     
    You know, the problem is, they talk about it for free all the time. They're driving down the price. If I was still on Twitter, I'd point out that, if POC would shut up about diversity and whatnot all the rest of the time, people might be more willing to pay them to at conferences and things.
    , @CCZ
    NYU also has a very "woke" law school. Take a look:

    http://www.law.nyu.edu/

    Concentrated geography of poverty, legacy of lynching, bail system injustices, ACLU, rights of Muslims, police reform, race and inequality are the topics on just the home page!!
    , @Jack D
    That didn't take long. This is naturally where the concept of "emotional labor" leads to. If what you are doing is "labor" then naturally you should be paid for your work. If I was the conference organizer, I would pay April double NOT to come to the conference so that we could talk about library science instead of listening to April lecture us on how to get woke.
  125. I have a terminal case of Negro Fatigue. Perhaps it’s been reclassified as People of Color Fatigue.

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  126. @Selvar
    I am afraid that I also suffer from this "race fatigue." In my case though, it comes from having to constantly hear blacks talk about their blackety black problems. Blacks just think they are so utterly fascinating, don't they?

    Utterly and endlessly. Blacks will be whining about whites long after the last white has shuffled off into eternity.

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  127. @Ripple Earthdevil
    I think she'd be happier and less stressed under "separate but equal."

    We’d all be happier and less stressed under “separate but equal”.

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  128. anonymous says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Dunkirk is actually the city in Germany bombed in Slaughterhouse 5.

    True but why is it called the Dieppe Raid? Was Brigadier Dieppe the commander?

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  129. @jesse helms think-alike
    Here's a pic of Ms Hathcock :

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mF4Al6kykjo/V77Z49UwotI/AAAAAAAAKsU/HNw7SwdQFnodYBZASOKQ-kLvPNzYn5zqQCLcB/s1600/IMG_0327.JPG


    Never saw the appeal in the librarian profession

    If you like books then become wealthy enough to buy a sh*tload of your own.

    I've always thought of it as a career choice for someone seeking the archetypal soft government job since before all government jobs became in essence a matter of clockwatching, time serving, and doing as little as possible while waiting for 5:00 o'clock to roll around

    I know I’d be suffering from some kind of fatigue if I had to look at that in the mirror every morning.

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  130. @Jack D
    New York University (NYU) is a private university, not a state university. Now all universities get lots of government $ but if the taxpayers are paying this woman's salary it's indirect.

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke. I'm sure she was an AA admit but even as an AA admit you can't be really stupid and get thru Duke Law School - there's no AA once you get there.

    Her problem is not outright stupidity at all but racial resentment. AA makes this much worse due to mismatch - you are ALMOST but not quite good enough for the school you are in, the job you are in, etc. You are not in completely over your head - in that case you just drown and it's over. Rather the water level is up to your chin and splashing into your nostrils with every passing wave. OF COURSE this is stressful - imagine having to live like that every day. And it is natural for humans to shift blame elsewhere - the problem is not me but all these racists I am surrounded with and who keep nit picking about how D-Day was not the same as Dunkirk. All I know is that there were brothers and sisters everywhere who did all the REAL work, the same as me, and white people refuse to give them credit for it just like my racis' bosses.

    I dont know if she has to be smart to get through Duke Law, Michelle Obama got through Harvard Law and then promptly failed an easy bar exam, one that people from less prestigious law schools passed.

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    This is actually not surprising. If you attend a "national" law school (Harvard, Yale, etc.) then the focus of the curriculum is not on the law of any particular state. You will learn about what a statute of limitations is, the reasons why we have them, etc. but not that the statute of limitations for personal injury in Illinois is two years but 5 years for injury to personal property. The law schools expect that their students are bright enough to learn state specific law in a summer bar review course (and this works just fine if you are intelligent enough to learn at a lightning pace). But if you attend say Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, 99% of the graduates are going to take the Illinois bar exam and the entire 3 year program is going to be taught from the specific perspective of Illinois law so it's going to be easier for one of their students to take the Illinois exam. Now the average Southern Illinois student is a lot less bright than a Harvard student so it balances out but not in the case of Affirmative Action or other special admits like Michelle or JFK, Jr.
  131. @Clyde

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke.
     
    Then practice law instead of taking a step down to be librarian. She could not cut in the legal world and she knows it. Many thanks to the women librarians of my youth who were very helpful and nice. But librarians at universities is a dying field due to books being scanned (in India?) and digitized. You can sit on your arse in the dorm and get the book.

    Libraries are obsolete, you can get any book at b-ok.org/

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  132. @Jack D
    What was shocking to me was that I had assumed (from reading this blog) that the drop in enrollment was mostly from white people wanting to avoid a racially polarized environment with lots of Negroes angrily marching around but in fact most of the enrollment drop came from blacks (and I'm guessing also liberal whites) wanting to avoid this horrible racist place that treats blacks so poorly. If (like most people) you get your news from the liberal media, this is the impression you would have gotten of the original protests and so you would apply elsewhere to a school that was NOT run by a bunch of KKK Kleagles who were forced to resign once their secret robe wearing became widely known.

    Unfortunately, the lesson that other university administrators (not a bunch known for courage in the 1st place) will draw from this is to kowtow even more to black leftists and cave immediately to their demands so that they can keep their cushy make-work jobs.

    She has a law degree and is a librarian? Is it safe to assume she didn’t pass the bar?

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    She has a law degree and is a librarian? Is it safe to assume she didn’t pass the bar?
     
    No, it is not.

    She have a current California Bar membership. Hathcock - #252664

    http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/252664

    Is it safe to assume you enjoy making racist assumptions more than search-engining?
  133. “Uh, I think you are getting D-Day and Dunkirk confused because of all the D-words in WWII. Dunkirk is actually the city in Germany bombed in Slaughterhouse 5.”

    Sorry to say, it was Dresden in Eastern Germany that was firebombed, not Dunkirk, which BTW is on the French side of the English Channel just across from the UK. ref: https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/s/slaughterhousefive/critical-essays/understanding-the-bombing-of-dresden

    Still and all, a lot of D-words in WWII; agreed!

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    What a howler, Dresden is in CHINA! I learned that on PBS's Antiques Roadshow.
  134. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    I usually come back from conferences pretty exhausted anyway. I’m an introvert, an over-achiever, and an over-joiner, so I’m always faced with having to be conscious about taking breaks, saying no, and engaging in other forms of self-care.

    I suppose an extrovert is an under-joiner.

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  135. @JMcG
    I was on a three week mountaineering trip out west back in the late eighties or early nineties. We climbed in the Canadian Rockies and then in the Tetons. Finished up with Devil's Tower.
    On the drive home we stopped at a Shoney's outside Chicago for breakfast on a Sunday morning.
    It was filled with blacks. I got in line for the buffet, but 30 seconds of watching the little kids jam their hands into the bowls under the sneeze shield ruined my appetite that morning.
    The shock of leaving the western whitopia and returning to the dirty gray big city broke something in me forever.

    What keeps me away from public buffets completely is that they need to have a “sneeze shield” in the first place.

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  136. Seems like lots of female blacks, especially those identifying as “queer,” are shouting about their “white fatigue.” The below diatribe, from the leader of an LGBT group at a church that I left when they first started going all “anti-racist” (anti-white), is like Ms. Hathcock’s tedious tirade and also reveals two underlying beliefs: that blacks are responsible and deserve credit for the “democratic institutions we have built for the last few hundred years” and blacks join “white spaces” because “we have made conscious choices to join them, in part to push them to do more for us, and others like us. Yes, white spaces very very bad, unless they “do more for” blacks.

    I attend a well-meaning Unitarian Universalist (UU) church sincerely engaged in anti-racism work. The church is filled with white liberals who want to see more black and brown faces on Sunday. I also recently became a member of a local yoga studio, another place that white liberals like to frequent. This studio seems committed to social justice and engages its yogi community in doing charitable works….This translates to being racially conscious (i.e. woke).

    As a queer woman of color, I’m struggling to live in these white liberal spaces since America showed its racist ass on November 8th. Look, I’m not completely shocked by the elections: our country has a long and ugly history of racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia. It’s part of our constitutional makeup. Forget the fact that our conservative white leaders have essentially shut down the government for the last 8 years and may successfully destroy the democratic institutions we have built for the last few hundred, but maybe they are doing us a favor.

    I urge you [people of color] to do whatever you need to do to take care of yourself and your family, even if that means taking a break from white liberal progressive spaces and seeking spaces with other people of color or communities who share your experience.

    Churches or yoga studios are places we choose to engage. These spaces don’t always fill our cups, but we have made conscious choices to join them, in part to push them to do more for us, and others like us. I hope to be able to return to these spaces more fully after taking some time to be with other people of color, and I hope to find the white liberals more ready to receive me.

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  137. More fun at the library…

    “Who’s got the power?”

    “Black Lives Matter!”

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  138. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Ed
    She has a law degree and is a librarian? Is it safe to assume she didn't pass the bar?

    She has a law degree and is a librarian? Is it safe to assume she didn’t pass the bar?

    No, it is not.

    She have a current California Bar membership. Hathcock – #252664

    http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/252664

    Is it safe to assume you enjoy making racist assumptions more than search-engining?

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  139. “I’m an introvert, an over-achiever, and an over-joiner”

    Am I the only one who thinks this makes no sense? isn’t the one the opposite of the other 2?

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  140. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @anonymous
    From today's twitter… @AprilHathcock

    Also asking them ["people of color"] to pay upfront for travel & get reimbursed sucks. Only the privileged can afford to do that.

    April H. @AprilHathcock
    Stop asking POC to come talk abt diversity/inclusion at ur confs for free. Travel & hotel are not enough. PAY FOR THE LABOR!!!
     

     
    April M. Hathcock is Librarian for Scholarly Communications at New York University. She educates the university community about issues relating to ownership, rights, and access in the research lifecycle. She received her J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law and her MLIS from the University of South Florida. Before entering librarianship, she practiced intellectual property and antitrust law for a global private firm.

    April M. Hathcock, JD,LLM,MLIS is a martyr as well as a saint. April M. Hathcock has student loans. April M. Hathcock should be paid! Get woked!!!

    April H. @AprilHathcock
    Stop asking POC to come talk abt diversity/inclusion at ur confs for free. Travel & hotel are not enough. PAY FOR THE LABOR!!!

    You know, the problem is, they talk about it for free all the time. They’re driving down the price. If I was still on Twitter, I’d point out that, if POC would shut up about diversity and whatnot all the rest of the time, people might be more willing to pay them to at conferences and things.

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  141. anonymous says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @DevOps Dad

    Dunkirk is actually the city in Germany bombed in Slaughterhouse 5.
     
    Actually Steve, the city bombed while Billy Pilgram was imprisoned in an underground meat locker in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five was Dresden, not Dunkirk.

    From Wikipedia:
    The bombing of Dresden by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) between 13 and 15 February 1945 remains controversial. The inner city of Dresden was largely destroyed by 722 RAF and 527 USAAF bombers that dropped 2431 tons of high explosive bombs, and 1475.9 tons of incendiaries. ...

    American author Kurt Vonnegut's novel Slaughterhouse Five is loosely based on his first-hand experience of the raid as a POW.

    Actually Steve, the city bombed while Billy Pilgram was imprisoned in an underground meat locker in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five was Dresden, not Dunkirk.

    Give me a break. Steve isn’t a trained historian, that’s why he “crowd sources” these things!

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    Cracka please! Steve be knowin' da difference 'tween Dunkirk and Dresden. I be thinkin' Steve was bein' all ironically funny 'n sheeiiitt. Check yosef before you wreck yosef!
  142. @Cortes
    OK. I'll bite.

    The D city of "Slaughterhouse 5" is Dresden in Saxony. Destroyed in a bombing raid in 1945. Dunkirk in 1940 was the Channel port from which much of the British Army was evacuated during the climax of the Germans' blitzkrieg in the west.

    Note to self: Deadpan (another D-word) jokes are not transparently obvious to everybody.

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    • Replies: @El Dato
    I dunno.

    It was obvious as Arizona Crater.
    , @whoever
    I've made a couple of jokes recently that fell completely flat, so I feel your pain (´д`)

    Speaking of all the D-words in World War Deuce, don't forget the Double D-Day! ◦°˚\(*❛‿❛)/˚°◦

    https://youtu.be/XyEqhEYmaZ0?t=162
    , @Cortes
    Very good!
    , @ATX Hipster
    The joke's real failing was the preposterous notion that Ms. Hathcock has even heard of Slaughterhouse-Five.
  143. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Mr_asberger
    "Uh, I think you are getting D-Day and Dunkirk confused because of all the D-words in WWII. Dunkirk is actually the city in Germany bombed in Slaughterhouse 5."

    Sorry to say, it was Dresden in Eastern Germany that was firebombed, not Dunkirk, which BTW is on the French side of the English Channel just across from the UK. ref: https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/s/slaughterhousefive/critical-essays/understanding-the-bombing-of-dresden

    Still and all, a lot of D-words in WWII; agreed!

    What a howler, Dresden is in CHINA! I learned that on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow.

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  144. anonymous says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Cortes
    OK. I'll bite.

    The D city of "Slaughterhouse 5" is Dresden in Saxony. Destroyed in a bombing raid in 1945. Dunkirk in 1940 was the Channel port from which much of the British Army was evacuated during the climax of the Germans' blitzkrieg in the west.

    You bite the legendary big one!

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  145. @TheJester
    So April Hathcock left her career as an attorney in a corporate law practice to retrain as a librarian? This fails the test of common sense ... unless her career as an affirmative action lawyer was as stellar as Michele Obama's.

    Her profile from Clemson University:
    http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1813&context=nasig

    Her biography from St. Petersburg College, Florida:

    April teaches Applied Ethics and provides research and writing assistance in the Library and Learning Support Commons at Tarpon Springs. She has her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and French from Agnes Scott College and her Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in International Law from Duke University School of Law. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Library and Information Science at the USF. April loves to do research and discuss sticky ethical issues. She also enjoys reading and shopping online for shoes.
     
    http://web.spcollege.edu/instructors/id/hathcock.april

    I didn't know that one could make a modest living from monologs on intersectional oppression on the part of the White patriarchy ... but I guess one can.

    I didn’t know that one could make a modest living from monologs on intersectional oppression on the part of the White patriarchy … but I guess one can.

    Well, I can invite you to the N-th play of the Vagina Monologues….

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  146. @Steve Sailer
    Note to self: Deadpan (another D-word) jokes are not transparently obvious to everybody.

    I dunno.

    It was obvious as Arizona Crater.

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  147. ALA should be considered the Storm Troops of the left. They gotta be 95th percentile lefty loon to get and keep a libarian job.

    They would be the Amazon division in the coming Civil War; coordinating their menses so they are all in PMS when the order to attack is issued! A real threat to civilization…

    About 5 years ago, the county library got their paws on some millions of dollars and reorganized the main library and built another.

    First time in the new main, I’m looking at the shelving containing books and it looks like more than half was gone. I axed one of the libarians, said they pulled 45% of the books. Replaced them with 40 new computer terminals, a separate classroom to teach how to use the computers, and an expanded lounge area.

    Now that buying books is $30+ if you getting something other than a best seller, the library buying books is a money saver for me. But they didn’t want to waste their budget on expensive books either, so they replaced them with the computer terminals and a T-1 line.

    I can buy a laptop for around $250 that will do everything I need, that same money buys 6 or 7 books. But the laptop I can use for years, and the books are read and then I need another $250 next year to buy more books. So I want more books, not fewer…

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  148. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Bleuteaux
    Yup. Same in my small Midwestern town. Now at least 20% Indian.

    Yup. Here’s a school in the town I was referencing:

    https://www.schooldigger.com/go/IN/schools/0036000080/school.aspx

    Almost 20% Asian. I am sick and tired of seeing H1Bs everywhere I go. Talk about fatigue.

    Here’s a school in suburban Dallas:

    https://www.schooldigger.com/go/TX/schools/3510007223/school.aspx

    78% Asian.

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    • Replies: @Bleuteaux
    When I tell people about Steve's "war on noticing," H1B is the example I use.

    No one is allowed to talk about how jarring it is that random towns across this country went from zero percent to twenty plus percent Indian in the span of maybe a decade and a half.

    I'm personally paying about double what I should be paying in rent to be near a grade school and high school that Indians stream in and out of like we're in Culcutta.

    The happiest people about the situation seem to be retirees whose real estate values are obscene for small Midwestern town that lost almost all of its industrial base in the 80s farm crisis.
  149. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Clyde

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke.
     
    Then practice law instead of taking a step down to be librarian. She could not cut in the legal world and she knows it. Many thanks to the women librarians of my youth who were very helpful and nice. But librarians at universities is a dying field due to books being scanned (in India?) and digitized. You can sit on your arse in the dorm and get the book.

    Duke eh? Well, she did describer herself as an “overachiever.” Apparently the reach exceeded the grasp (“Or what’s a Heaven for?” wrote Dead White Male Rob Browning).

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  150. @Almost Missouri

    "From At the Intersection: Blog about the Intersection of Libraries, Law, Feminism, and Diversity"
     
    Jay-sus Steve, how do you find this stuff?

    Were you cruising the dark back alleys of Intersectionality or patrolling the woolier shores of Library Science when you just happened to come across this?

    Or do you just have a Google Alert for "Woke Black with Glasses"?

    For another source of the most disheartening (but sickly outrageous) examples of the post-modern, deconstructionist, intersectional, gender-fluid, social “justice,” anti-white, anti-heteronormative, feminist wastelands, committed to propagating the perpetual social grievance of the leftist faith, scroll through the abstracts of academic journal articles and the excepts of blogs at:

    https://twitter.com/RealPeerReview

    Enjoy your journey into the popular world of critical race, critical white or critical gender studies and the surreal world of critical food, critical dance, critical fat, critical yoga, critical luxury, critical sports, critical ethnography, critical pedagogy, critical psychiatry, critical psychology studies, to name just a few of the “critical [something] studies” taught in modern university humanities and social grievance departments.

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  151. @Steve Sailer
    Note to self: Deadpan (another D-word) jokes are not transparently obvious to everybody.

    I’ve made a couple of jokes recently that fell completely flat, so I feel your pain (´д`)

    Speaking of all the D-words in World War Deuce, don’t forget the Double D-Day! ◦°˚\(*❛‿❛)/˚°◦

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  152. @Anon
    Yup. Here's a school in the town I was referencing:

    https://www.schooldigger.com/go/IN/schools/0036000080/school.aspx

    Almost 20% Asian. I am sick and tired of seeing H1Bs everywhere I go. Talk about fatigue.

    Here's a school in suburban Dallas:
    https://www.schooldigger.com/go/TX/schools/3510007223/school.aspx

    78% Asian.

    When I tell people about Steve’s “war on noticing,” H1B is the example I use.

    No one is allowed to talk about how jarring it is that random towns across this country went from zero percent to twenty plus percent Indian in the span of maybe a decade and a half.

    I’m personally paying about double what I should be paying in rent to be near a grade school and high school that Indians stream in and out of like we’re in Culcutta.

    The happiest people about the situation seem to be retirees whose real estate values are obscene for small Midwestern town that lost almost all of its industrial base in the 80s farm crisis.

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  153. @anonymous
    From today's twitter… @AprilHathcock

    Also asking them ["people of color"] to pay upfront for travel & get reimbursed sucks. Only the privileged can afford to do that.

    April H. @AprilHathcock
    Stop asking POC to come talk abt diversity/inclusion at ur confs for free. Travel & hotel are not enough. PAY FOR THE LABOR!!!
     

     
    April M. Hathcock is Librarian for Scholarly Communications at New York University. She educates the university community about issues relating to ownership, rights, and access in the research lifecycle. She received her J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law and her MLIS from the University of South Florida. Before entering librarianship, she practiced intellectual property and antitrust law for a global private firm.

    April M. Hathcock, JD,LLM,MLIS is a martyr as well as a saint. April M. Hathcock has student loans. April M. Hathcock should be paid! Get woked!!!

    NYU also has a very “woke” law school. Take a look:

    http://www.law.nyu.edu/

    Concentrated geography of poverty, legacy of lynching, bail system injustices, ACLU, rights of Muslims, police reform, race and inequality are the topics on just the home page!!

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    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    CCZ:

    NYU law has something called the Brennan Law Center. Enough said - its being named in honor of the late flaming liberal supreme court justice. Eisenhower once said that his two biggest mistakes were then sitting in the Supreme Court - Brennan being one of them, the other being Earl Warren.

    The law school's only redeeming feature is that Richard Epstein teaches there (also at the University of Chicago). Epstein is a libertarian with some conservative leanings. He is quite brilliant being amongst the most cited law scholars. The only problem is that he speaks so fast (seems like a mile a minute!). I'm not a lawyer but he appears weekly on the John Batchelor radio program where his overpowering erudition shouts out!
    , @Dr. Henry Armitage, Miskatonic University
    Hathcock "works" at Bobst Library, the general undergraduate library where NYU undergraduates are know to sleep in if they can not get enough loans to cover NYC rent.

    Law school libraries, after the great recession, had been mostly hiring their own recent graduates if they hire someone with JD/LLM/SJD to pump up their ABA "gainfully employed" stats. Not saying that's how they do it at HYS-CCN, but I had seen it at top 20-30 schools and down. And being a good law librarian is not necessary co-related with having official legal training.

    In my experience attending AALL, rather than ALA, that as long as you avoid sessions sponsored by the "social responsibilities" Roundtable/SIS/etc., than you can learn a lot from the sessions.
  154. @Anonymous

    April H. @AprilHathcock 3h ago
    Were there no POC soldiers who landed at D-Day cuz that #Dunkirk movie is looking white af.
     
    The Dunkirk Evacuation and D-Day are one in her head.

    This is a librarian.

    No, she warned us herself: she’s an anti-historian.

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  155. @Steve Sailer
    Note to self: Deadpan (another D-word) jokes are not transparently obvious to everybody.

    Very good!

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  156. @CCZ
    NYU also has a very "woke" law school. Take a look:

    http://www.law.nyu.edu/

    Concentrated geography of poverty, legacy of lynching, bail system injustices, ACLU, rights of Muslims, police reform, race and inequality are the topics on just the home page!!

    CCZ:

    NYU law has something called the Brennan Law Center. Enough said – its being named in honor of the late flaming liberal supreme court justice. Eisenhower once said that his two biggest mistakes were then sitting in the Supreme Court – Brennan being one of them, the other being Earl Warren.

    The law school’s only redeeming feature is that Richard Epstein teaches there (also at the University of Chicago). Epstein is a libertarian with some conservative leanings. He is quite brilliant being amongst the most cited law scholars. The only problem is that he speaks so fast (seems like a mile a minute!). I’m not a lawyer but he appears weekly on the John Batchelor radio program where his overpowering erudition shouts out!

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    • Replies: @Dr. Henry Armitage, Miskatonic University
    Law school locations trump law school indoctrination. In my experience, some of the best prosecutors are from Columbia/Chicago/NYU/UC Hastings/USC, where the law school is located in the heart of ghettos. *

    Maybe Washington Square/Village had been gentrified so much, that's no longer the case for recent graduates.

    *For all their call of "Social Justice," you never see Stanford Law people show up in East Palo Alto. They tried to set up a legal clinic in East Palo Alto, unless things had changed, they weren't much interests.
  157. @Delphic1
    Dresden was firebombed in Slaughterhouse Five. Dunkirk was the heroic British retreat early in the war across the English Channel. A movie is being made and there are complaints about no POC, even though it was Great Britain vs Germany.

    Is the movie going to make Hitler look like a peacemaker by not going after the retreating English? I’m interested to see how that is handled.

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  158. @CCZ
    NYU also has a very "woke" law school. Take a look:

    http://www.law.nyu.edu/

    Concentrated geography of poverty, legacy of lynching, bail system injustices, ACLU, rights of Muslims, police reform, race and inequality are the topics on just the home page!!

    Hathcock “works” at Bobst Library, the general undergraduate library where NYU undergraduates are know to sleep in if they can not get enough loans to cover NYC rent.

    Law school libraries, after the great recession, had been mostly hiring their own recent graduates if they hire someone with JD/LLM/SJD to pump up their ABA “gainfully employed” stats. Not saying that’s how they do it at HYS-CCN, but I had seen it at top 20-30 schools and down. And being a good law librarian is not necessary co-related with having official legal training.

    In my experience attending AALL, rather than ALA, that as long as you avoid sessions sponsored by the “social responsibilities” Roundtable/SIS/etc., than you can learn a lot from the sessions.

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    • Replies: @CCZ
    "Bobst Library – Controversial or Historical?"
    Washington Square News
    Rachael Heistuman, Contributing Writer
    February 21, 2017

    "Although he supported cancer research, education and donated $11.5 million to NYU to build its library, Elmer Holmes Bobst was an anti-semite. Students protested Bobst Library for its construction in 1972 due to the overwhelming cost, but Bobst's negative remarks about Jews in his correspondence with President Nixon still alarm students today, with the Black and Brown Coalition calling for the erasure of Bobst’s name from the library."

    Perhaps Ms. Hathcock is working to uncover Mr. Bobst's secret history as a Confederate.
  159. @Dan Hayes
    CCZ:

    NYU law has something called the Brennan Law Center. Enough said - its being named in honor of the late flaming liberal supreme court justice. Eisenhower once said that his two biggest mistakes were then sitting in the Supreme Court - Brennan being one of them, the other being Earl Warren.

    The law school's only redeeming feature is that Richard Epstein teaches there (also at the University of Chicago). Epstein is a libertarian with some conservative leanings. He is quite brilliant being amongst the most cited law scholars. The only problem is that he speaks so fast (seems like a mile a minute!). I'm not a lawyer but he appears weekly on the John Batchelor radio program where his overpowering erudition shouts out!

    Law school locations trump law school indoctrination. In my experience, some of the best prosecutors are from Columbia/Chicago/NYU/UC Hastings/USC, where the law school is located in the heart of ghettos. *

    Maybe Washington Square/Village had been gentrified so much, that’s no longer the case for recent graduates.

    *For all their call of “Social Justice,” you never see Stanford Law people show up in East Palo Alto. They tried to set up a legal clinic in East Palo Alto, unless things had changed, they weren’t much interests.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    There is very little left in Manhattan that can be called "ghetto". Hispanics still have a good presence but blacks have been driven into a small triangle north of 110th Street, east of Morningside Park and west of 5th Ave:

    https://demographics.virginia.edu/DotMap/index.html
  160. @Dr. Henry Armitage, Miskatonic University
    Hathcock "works" at Bobst Library, the general undergraduate library where NYU undergraduates are know to sleep in if they can not get enough loans to cover NYC rent.

    Law school libraries, after the great recession, had been mostly hiring their own recent graduates if they hire someone with JD/LLM/SJD to pump up their ABA "gainfully employed" stats. Not saying that's how they do it at HYS-CCN, but I had seen it at top 20-30 schools and down. And being a good law librarian is not necessary co-related with having official legal training.

    In my experience attending AALL, rather than ALA, that as long as you avoid sessions sponsored by the "social responsibilities" Roundtable/SIS/etc., than you can learn a lot from the sessions.

    “Bobst Library – Controversial or Historical?”
    Washington Square News
    Rachael Heistuman, Contributing Writer
    February 21, 2017

    “Although he supported cancer research, education and donated $11.5 million to NYU to build its library, Elmer Holmes Bobst was an anti-semite. Students protested Bobst Library for its construction in 1972 due to the overwhelming cost, but Bobst’s negative remarks about Jews in his correspondence with President Nixon still alarm students today, with the Black and Brown Coalition calling for the erasure of Bobst’s name from the library.”

    Perhaps Ms. Hathcock is working to uncover Mr. Bobst’s secret history as a Confederate.

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  161. As the result of a series of historical missteps and fortuitous (for her) circumstances, this woman is in a position to heckle the profession of librarian from the perspective of a race that never developed an indigenous written language, much less a book or a library in which to store them.

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  162. @anon
    The more white people, the longer the time period, the more intense the race fatigue.

    I wonder if she wakes up every morning wondering whether "librarian" was really the best job for her.

    I’m guessing she thought her guidance counselor asked, “how’d you like to be a lesbian?”

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  163. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @anonymous

    She has a law degree and is a librarian? Is it safe to assume she didn’t pass the bar?
     
    No, it is not.

    She have a current California Bar membership. Hathcock - #252664

    http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/252664

    Is it safe to assume you enjoy making racist assumptions more than search-engining?

    That you, April?

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  164. @Pat Boyle
    About twenty years ago I and my wife spent five weeks in Italy, Britain and Ireland. It was very pleasant. But when we came back to the US we felt again the burden of all the race stories in the America press. For the first time I understood just how oppressive the presence of blacks were to normal white people.

    Black people have systemically ruined most of the joy in life available to white people. In spite of all efforts by the government, blacks increasingly ruined nearly everything they touch. There are some black people who are decent people but not very many.

    “Black people have systemically ruined most of the joy in life available to white people.”

    No, it’s actually been people regardless of race and ethnicity who ruin the joy in life. Pro race is code for anti-humanity.

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    "No, it’s actually been people regardless of race and ethnicity who ruin the joy in life."

    You and people like you are cancer.

    "Pro race is code for anti-humanity."

    No, it is plain english for pro-race, you idiot.
  165. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Isn't this what separate countries are for?

    “Isn’t this what separate countries are for?”

    No.

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    "“Isn’t this what separate countries are for?”

    No."

    Yes, it is, nitwit.
    , @anonymous, @The Anti-Gnostic
    Against my better judgment, I'll ask:

    If not to separate people fatigued and angered by each other's very existence, what are separate countries for?
  166. @Dude4224
    Yeah, she works for the New York University Libraries, meaning taxpayers are showering this woman with over $100k a year in salary plus another $100k a year in benefits, and she probably has an IQ appropriate to being a Starbucks supervisor.

    You know what kind of fatigue I have? I have taxpayer fatigue. I am tired of paying idiots like her to do a job that pays more than my job pays, and I can't do her job because no white male will ever be able to compete for easy make-work "jobs" like that.

    I'm also suffering from fatigue of seeing all the bank commercials showing these non-existent happy upper-middle-class black families so delighted with the mortgage they got or the right insurance they picked or all that.

    I'm so fatigued from all this, it's beyond fatigue, it's turning into something else... what is it...

    NYU is private.

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  167. @Pat Boyle
    About twenty years ago I and my wife spent five weeks in Italy, Britain and Ireland. It was very pleasant. But when we came back to the US we felt again the burden of all the race stories in the America press. For the first time I understood just how oppressive the presence of blacks were to normal white people.

    Black people have systemically ruined most of the joy in life available to white people. In spite of all efforts by the government, blacks increasingly ruined nearly everything they touch. There are some black people who are decent people but not very many.

    Black people have systemically ruined most of the joy in life available to white people.

    Like what?

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  168. @Corvinus
    "Isn’t this what separate countries are for?"

    No.

    ““Isn’t this what separate countries are for?”

    No.”

    Yes, it is, nitwit.

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  169. @Corvinus
    "Black people have systemically ruined most of the joy in life available to white people."

    No, it's actually been people regardless of race and ethnicity who ruin the joy in life. Pro race is code for anti-humanity.

    “No, it’s actually been people regardless of race and ethnicity who ruin the joy in life.”

    You and people like you are cancer.

    “Pro race is code for anti-humanity.”

    No, it is plain english for pro-race, you idiot.

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  170. Regarding “race fatigue”, it’s not even on the radar of the average Americans. It is devoid of any substance and lacks traction as a fixture in mainstream thought. But if the Coalition of the Right Fringe group believes this concept is a potential scourge on America, feel free to beat a dead horse to death.

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    "Regarding “race fatigue”, it’s not even on the radar of the average Americans. It is devoid of any substance and lacks traction as a fixture in mainstream thought."

    Do you think that things that "lack any substance" are therefore necessarily not a fixture of mainstream thought? The whole trans-obsession of modern american society lacks any substance (in terms of biological reality), and yet it certainly has become a fixture.

    Race-fatigue, in the form of black-fatigue is certainly a real thing. It informs the everyday actions of most white Americans. You have not noticed this, because you are stupid.
  171. @Jack D
    New York University (NYU) is a private university, not a state university. Now all universities get lots of government $ but if the taxpayers are paying this woman's salary it's indirect.

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke. I'm sure she was an AA admit but even as an AA admit you can't be really stupid and get thru Duke Law School - there's no AA once you get there.

    Her problem is not outright stupidity at all but racial resentment. AA makes this much worse due to mismatch - you are ALMOST but not quite good enough for the school you are in, the job you are in, etc. You are not in completely over your head - in that case you just drown and it's over. Rather the water level is up to your chin and splashing into your nostrils with every passing wave. OF COURSE this is stressful - imagine having to live like that every day. And it is natural for humans to shift blame elsewhere - the problem is not me but all these racists I am surrounded with and who keep nit picking about how D-Day was not the same as Dunkirk. All I know is that there were brothers and sisters everywhere who did all the REAL work, the same as me, and white people refuse to give them credit for it just like my racis' bosses.

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke. I’m sure she was an AA admit but even as an AA admit you can’t be really stupid and get thru Duke Law School…..

    And yet the evidence of Ms. Hathcock suggests otherwise.

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  172. Her whole twitter feed is revealing. She expects to get paid to go to conferences for the purpose of sharing her many (and I’m sure fascinating) tales of racial insults, slights, and microaggressions.

    She’s sort of a motivational speaker. Hearing her would motivate most white people to never want to subject themselves to the presence of a perpetually aggrieved black woman like Ms. Hathcock ever again.

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  173. @Corvinus
    Regarding "race fatigue", it's not even on the radar of the average Americans. It is devoid of any substance and lacks traction as a fixture in mainstream thought. But if the Coalition of the Right Fringe group believes this concept is a potential scourge on America, feel free to beat a dead horse to death.

    “Regarding “race fatigue”, it’s not even on the radar of the average Americans. It is devoid of any substance and lacks traction as a fixture in mainstream thought.”

    Do you think that things that “lack any substance” are therefore necessarily not a fixture of mainstream thought? The whole trans-obsession of modern american society lacks any substance (in terms of biological reality), and yet it certainly has become a fixture.

    Race-fatigue, in the form of black-fatigue is certainly a real thing. It informs the everyday actions of most white Americans. You have not noticed this, because you are stupid.

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    "The whole trans-obsession of modern american society lacks any substance (in terms of biological reality), and yet it certainly has become a fixture."

    There is biological reality to transexualism.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-there-something-unique-about-the-transgender-brain/

    "Race-fatigue, in the form of black-fatigue is certainly a real thing."

    Race-fatigue is a made up term.

    "It informs the everyday actions of most white Americans."

    Only those white Americans who are duped into believing this concept is legitimate.

    "You and people like you are cancer."

    So white American married men with children like myself are cancer? Wow, just wow.

    "No, it is plain english for pro-race, you idiot."

    No. Pro-race is code for anti-humanity.

    Are you done here?
  174. @Svigor
    Wasn't Hitler the Hero of Dunkirk?

    i’m thinking “Ok, then. Don’t hang out with white people. Let’s get a separate black nation fired up! ASAP!” (And i’d bet i’m not alone.)
     
    No, you're not alone, you have a lot of company. I'd say hideously white company but actually more like hideously non-black.

    ***
    To everyone bitching about blacks in this thread: the actual problem is leftist whites.
    ***

    The Perpetual Refrain: What’s the matter, you bigots can’t compete with immigrants?
     
    (Quote from comment for wrong page but I like it anyway)

    *kicks self-selected cherry-picked darkie across border & back to home country* "No, competition is great. Open your borders and we'll compete in your territory."

    She looks like the person who once told me that white people smell like hot dog water.
     
    Blacks smell like stale Fritos.

    Japanese say that white people smell like butter. This is not intended as a compliment – they mean rancid butter or Limburger cheese.

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  175. @George
    Hey iSteve, there were, POC people of color evacuated from Dunkirk. Were the heroic Indians and ther mules in the movie?

    Probably the most unusual posting of any unit of the Indian Army during World War II was in 1940, when four mule companies of the Indian Army Service Corps joined the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France. They were evacuated from Dunkirk with the rest of the BEF in May 1940,[4] and were still stationed in England in July 1942.[88]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Army_during_World_War_II

    Remnants of the French military blocked the Nazi forces from effectively attacking Dunkirk. Probably various Africans in the mix. I don't care enough to look it up.

    I also applaud her ignorance of WWII minutiae. WWII has faded in importance, even if it was the last clear win the US military had. Since WWII 'revisionism' is a career ending crime showing ingorance of it is fine by me. I personally wish I knew less about WWII.

    When are they going to do a movie about the Norwegian campaign fiasco that set the stage for the rapid defeat of France and collapse of the British and French Empires.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Campaign

    There were also Indians that fought on the side of the Japanese :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_National_Army

    In their propaganda, the Nazis made a big deal of the fact that the French had African savages in their military – if you watched the German movies you’d think that the French Army was ALL black. So April and Goebbels were on the same page.

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  176. @DrW
    Her big complaint that the conference was 88% white? Look it up, librarian, Demographics in the US are only about 14% black. Don't think you are underrepresented.

    Many American blacks (unburdened by facts and living in big cities that are often 1/2 black or close to it) are under the impression that the US is far more black than it really is. So to them any setting that is less than majority black must be the result of racism. Blacks even need to be retconned into history – Hamilton, Jesus, the blacks at Dunkirk, etc. What is important is the emotional truth, not boring white people statistics and history books.

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  177. @Clark Westwood
    Excellent comment. I would offer the following as footnotes based on my own (now somewhat dated) experience at a law school comparable to Duke's.

    There is no AA during the first year, when all grading is blind. (While I've heard it rumored that, notwithstanding the blind-grading norm for 1Ls, black students are encouraged to discreetly indicate in their exam answers that they are black, I have no idea whether there's any truth to this.) In any event, in the second and third years of law school, it's up to the individual professor whether to use blind grading. Also, second- and third-year students are free to choose whatever courses they want, with the result that many students fill their schedules with "Law and X" courses (X being race, religion, literature, etc.) where grading is based on class participation and thumb-sucking papers rather than traditional issue-spotting exams.

    And there has been tremendous grade inflation in top law schools. The general philosophy seems to be that anyone who's smart enough to get in (based on grades and especially the LSAT score) should not have his or her job prospects hamstringed by a GPA below 3.0. So profs in the top schools very rarely award Cs and reserve Ds for students who really go out of their way to give the finger to the whole process. This is especially true for the first year because 1L grades have the most impact on job prospects for graduates of the top schools. I've actually never heard of anyone flunking out of a top law school; what usually happens to students how can't cut it is that they quietly withdraw or take a leave of absence. (The current report for Duke at Law School Transparency, linked below, states that 0% of 2012 1Ls failed out.)

    All of that being said, simply being accepted by Duke law shows that, regardless of how she might have compared with white applicants, this woman was among the best of her year's black applicants. The top schools get the pick of the applicants, black, white, Asian, etc. Put differently, I would guess that this woman is in the 98th percentile of blacks in IQ, which would still put her well above the white average.

    https://www.lstreports.com/schools/duke/

    I can’t imagine someone like April NOT letting her blackness slip thru on a law exam no matter what the subject. It colors everything she does. If she did not begin at least once sentence in each exam with “As a black woman….” then I’ll eat my hat.

    Usually the professors can tell who the black students are not only by their blackety, black, black perspective on EVERYTHING but also by their inferior writing style – Michelle Obama’s Princeton thesis reads like something written by a mediocre white high school student with an uncertain grasp on grammar and sentence structure:

    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf

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    Usually the professors can tell who the black students are not only by their blackety, black, black perspective on EVERYTHING but also by their inferior writing style – Michelle Obama’s Princeton thesis reads like something written by a mediocre white high school student with an uncertain grasp on grammar and sentence structure:
     
    Unlike above average IQ blacks like Barry, Michelle lets slip her blackness even in passages where race isn't the principal topic. The Ebonics just shines through, despite her middle class upbringing.
  178. @anonymous
    From today's twitter… @AprilHathcock

    Also asking them ["people of color"] to pay upfront for travel & get reimbursed sucks. Only the privileged can afford to do that.

    April H. @AprilHathcock
    Stop asking POC to come talk abt diversity/inclusion at ur confs for free. Travel & hotel are not enough. PAY FOR THE LABOR!!!
     

     
    April M. Hathcock is Librarian for Scholarly Communications at New York University. She educates the university community about issues relating to ownership, rights, and access in the research lifecycle. She received her J.D. and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law and her MLIS from the University of South Florida. Before entering librarianship, she practiced intellectual property and antitrust law for a global private firm.

    April M. Hathcock, JD,LLM,MLIS is a martyr as well as a saint. April M. Hathcock has student loans. April M. Hathcock should be paid! Get woked!!!

    That didn’t take long. This is naturally where the concept of “emotional labor” leads to. If what you are doing is “labor” then naturally you should be paid for your work. If I was the conference organizer, I would pay April double NOT to come to the conference so that we could talk about library science instead of listening to April lecture us on how to get woke.

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  179. @Unladen Swallow
    I dont know if she has to be smart to get through Duke Law, Michelle Obama got through Harvard Law and then promptly failed an easy bar exam, one that people from less prestigious law schools passed.

    This is actually not surprising. If you attend a “national” law school (Harvard, Yale, etc.) then the focus of the curriculum is not on the law of any particular state. You will learn about what a statute of limitations is, the reasons why we have them, etc. but not that the statute of limitations for personal injury in Illinois is two years but 5 years for injury to personal property. The law schools expect that their students are bright enough to learn state specific law in a summer bar review course (and this works just fine if you are intelligent enough to learn at a lightning pace). But if you attend say Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, 99% of the graduates are going to take the Illinois bar exam and the entire 3 year program is going to be taught from the specific perspective of Illinois law so it’s going to be easier for one of their students to take the Illinois exam. Now the average Southern Illinois student is a lot less bright than a Harvard student so it balances out but not in the case of Affirmative Action or other special admits like Michelle or JFK, Jr.

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  180. @Dr. Henry Armitage, Miskatonic University
    Law school locations trump law school indoctrination. In my experience, some of the best prosecutors are from Columbia/Chicago/NYU/UC Hastings/USC, where the law school is located in the heart of ghettos. *

    Maybe Washington Square/Village had been gentrified so much, that's no longer the case for recent graduates.

    *For all their call of "Social Justice," you never see Stanford Law people show up in East Palo Alto. They tried to set up a legal clinic in East Palo Alto, unless things had changed, they weren't much interests.

    There is very little left in Manhattan that can be called “ghetto”. Hispanics still have a good presence but blacks have been driven into a small triangle north of 110th Street, east of Morningside Park and west of 5th Ave:

    https://demographics.virginia.edu/DotMap/index.html

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    There is very little left in Manhattan that can be called “ghetto”. Hispanics still have a good presence but blacks have been driven into a small triangle north of 110th Street, east of Morningside Park and west of 5th Ave:
     
    A Netflix series about the black comic book hero, Luke Cage, actually covers, somewhat peripherally, gentrification aka black flight, from the Harlem area.
  181. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Isn't this what separate countries are for?

    Yes, librarians are in general clueless liberals. Thoughtful about sensitive issues and well meaning, but fools by any other name.

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  182. @Anonymous
    The Perpetual Refrain: What's the matter, you bigots can't compete with immigrants?

    The elite can read the news -- or if they're really elite, the news before it gets to you -- the "community atomizing, socially destructive, foreigner job-taking, ..." the rest experience. I think it's a theme around here that when it comes to skin in the game, white liberals know where to live and where to send their kids to school, but, with a bit of legerdemain, attribute their decision to dysfunction in vacuo and absolve themselves of wrongthink -- indeed, use that Minority dysfunction as an albatross to hang around the Bigoted Middle's neck: you can't compete with them to claw your way out, you assimilate to their mores, and you shirking your white privilege by resisting our equalitarian social justice mission -- you're super-losers!

    It's Meritocracy Plus: the winners of the cognitive battle also identify themselves the winners of the morality stakes, pump up their virtue by deciding whose losers' bitterness counts, and so pit losers against losers while staying safe -- and the impossibility of closing the Gap ensures the game of let's you and him fight goes on.

    But how's that job security going to work out for them once the capable minorities start taking their place in the Coalition in serious numbers, when the criollo and the Red Guard Asians (this Asian flips "this is library!" on its head: https://twitter.com/tttkay/status/885976921904881664) come to dismantle the "white institutions", their white liberal fiefdoms?

    White liberals will cease to be liberals when affirmative action destroys their natural habitats–academia, early retirement, guaranteed union employment, non-accountability, self-righteousness, lifetime tenure.

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer species.

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  183. @Dr. Henry Armitage, Miskantonic University

    "I choose free libraries as the best agencies for improving the masses
    of the people, because they give nothing for nothing. They only help
    those who help themselves.
    They never pauperize. They reach the aspiring
    and open to these chief treasures of the world -- those stored up in books.
    A taste for reading drives out lower tastes."
     
    It's amazing how many other librarians I talked to, reacted in horror, when I recited this statement from Andrew Carnegie.

    Reading this make me glad that I am not in the profession anymore.

    Dr. Armitage,

    Regarding your short 2-part SF piece on SBPDL: With that “sho-nuff” quote at the end, is that some kind of plot twist, in which the writer is from the ancient basketball tribe? I don’t like that ending too much – it scares me, kind of like the ending of “Carrie”, during the credits,where the arm comes out of the gr … oops, sorry, I hope everybody who wanted to watch it has watched it.

    I enjoyed your SF though, and look forward to a novel or at least novella.

    ;-}

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  184. @Chrisnonymous
    I'm guessing she thought her guidance counselor asked, "how'd you like to be a lesbian?"

    Good stuff, Chris!!

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  185. @Jack D
    There is very little left in Manhattan that can be called "ghetto". Hispanics still have a good presence but blacks have been driven into a small triangle north of 110th Street, east of Morningside Park and west of 5th Ave:

    https://demographics.virginia.edu/DotMap/index.html

    There is very little left in Manhattan that can be called “ghetto”. Hispanics still have a good presence but blacks have been driven into a small triangle north of 110th Street, east of Morningside Park and west of 5th Ave:

    A Netflix series about the black comic book hero, Luke Cage, actually covers, somewhat peripherally, gentrification aka black flight, from the Harlem area.

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  186. @Jack D
    I can't imagine someone like April NOT letting her blackness slip thru on a law exam no matter what the subject. It colors everything she does. If she did not begin at least once sentence in each exam with "As a black woman...." then I'll eat my hat.

    Usually the professors can tell who the black students are not only by their blackety, black, black perspective on EVERYTHING but also by their inferior writing style - Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis reads like something written by a mediocre white high school student with an uncertain grasp on grammar and sentence structure:

    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf

    Usually the professors can tell who the black students are not only by their blackety, black, black perspective on EVERYTHING but also by their inferior writing style – Michelle Obama’s Princeton thesis reads like something written by a mediocre white high school student with an uncertain grasp on grammar and sentence structure:

    Unlike above average IQ blacks like Barry, Michelle lets slip her blackness even in passages where race isn’t the principal topic. The Ebonics just shines through, despite her middle class upbringing.

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  187. @Mr. Anon
    "Regarding “race fatigue”, it’s not even on the radar of the average Americans. It is devoid of any substance and lacks traction as a fixture in mainstream thought."

    Do you think that things that "lack any substance" are therefore necessarily not a fixture of mainstream thought? The whole trans-obsession of modern american society lacks any substance (in terms of biological reality), and yet it certainly has become a fixture.

    Race-fatigue, in the form of black-fatigue is certainly a real thing. It informs the everyday actions of most white Americans. You have not noticed this, because you are stupid.

    “The whole trans-obsession of modern american society lacks any substance (in terms of biological reality), and yet it certainly has become a fixture.”

    There is biological reality to transexualism.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-there-something-unique-about-the-transgender-brain/

    “Race-fatigue, in the form of black-fatigue is certainly a real thing.”

    Race-fatigue is a made up term.

    “It informs the everyday actions of most white Americans.”

    Only those white Americans who are duped into believing this concept is legitimate.

    “You and people like you are cancer.”

    So white American married men with children like myself are cancer? Wow, just wow.

    “No, it is plain english for pro-race, you idiot.”

    No. Pro-race is code for anti-humanity.

    Are you done here?

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    "There is biological reality to transexualism."

    No, mental illness, of which so-called trans-sexualism is a form, has a basis in reality. There is no biological reality to transgenderism. You are obviously very gullible to fall for the PR campaign that has attempted (with success) to normalize this form of perversion. But you evidently are a very stupid man.

    "Race-fatigue is a made up term.

    Only those white Americans who are duped into believing this concept is legitimate."

    No, you idiot, it informs the actions of every white American who buys a house in a particular neighborhood, avoids particular parts of town, sends his kids to this or that particular school on the basis of racial makeup, i.e. - well more than half the whites in this country. You really are a dullard, aren't you?

    "So white American married men with children like myself are cancer? Wow, just wow."

    In general? No. Those like you? Yes.

  188. anonymous says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Spunky attorney-at-law @AprilHathcock responds:

    The yt supremacist trolls r really angry that I confused Dunkirk and dday. Which is weird cuz WWII was abt fighting racist nazis like them.
    7:35 PM · Jul 17, 2017

    You’d think they wouldn’t be so attached to that history. Anyway they keep demanding I delete the tweet. So clearly they don’t know me.

    The more you troll, motherf@ckers, the more my black a$$ will be here living my best life and tweeting away.

    She needs a #WWII(ETO)TooWhite tag!

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  189. @Steve Sailer
    Note to self: Deadpan (another D-word) jokes are not transparently obvious to everybody.

    The joke’s real failing was the preposterous notion that Ms. Hathcock has even heard of Slaughterhouse-Five.

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  190. @Jack D
    New York University (NYU) is a private university, not a state university. Now all universities get lots of government $ but if the taxpayers are paying this woman's salary it's indirect.

    April apparently has a law degree from Duke. I'm sure she was an AA admit but even as an AA admit you can't be really stupid and get thru Duke Law School - there's no AA once you get there.

    Her problem is not outright stupidity at all but racial resentment. AA makes this much worse due to mismatch - you are ALMOST but not quite good enough for the school you are in, the job you are in, etc. You are not in completely over your head - in that case you just drown and it's over. Rather the water level is up to your chin and splashing into your nostrils with every passing wave. OF COURSE this is stressful - imagine having to live like that every day. And it is natural for humans to shift blame elsewhere - the problem is not me but all these racists I am surrounded with and who keep nit picking about how D-Day was not the same as Dunkirk. All I know is that there were brothers and sisters everywhere who did all the REAL work, the same as me, and white people refuse to give them credit for it just like my racis' bosses.

    What am I going to believe — the hallowed legend of Duke Law School or my own lyin’ eyes?

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  191. @MBlanc46
    I have a terminal case of Negro Fatigue. Perhaps it's been reclassified as People of Color Fatigue.

    It’s sort of a Pox.

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  192. @Corvinus
    "The whole trans-obsession of modern american society lacks any substance (in terms of biological reality), and yet it certainly has become a fixture."

    There is biological reality to transexualism.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-there-something-unique-about-the-transgender-brain/

    "Race-fatigue, in the form of black-fatigue is certainly a real thing."

    Race-fatigue is a made up term.

    "It informs the everyday actions of most white Americans."

    Only those white Americans who are duped into believing this concept is legitimate.

    "You and people like you are cancer."

    So white American married men with children like myself are cancer? Wow, just wow.

    "No, it is plain english for pro-race, you idiot."

    No. Pro-race is code for anti-humanity.

    Are you done here?

    “There is biological reality to transexualism.”

    No, mental illness, of which so-called trans-sexualism is a form, has a basis in reality. There is no biological reality to transgenderism. You are obviously very gullible to fall for the PR campaign that has attempted (with success) to normalize this form of perversion. But you evidently are a very stupid man.

    “Race-fatigue is a made up term.

    Only those white Americans who are duped into believing this concept is legitimate.”

    No, you idiot, it informs the actions of every white American who buys a house in a particular neighborhood, avoids particular parts of town, sends his kids to this or that particular school on the basis of racial makeup, i.e. – well more than half the whites in this country. You really are a dullard, aren’t you?

    “So white American married men with children like myself are cancer? Wow, just wow.”

    In general? No. Those like you? Yes.

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    "No, mental illness, of which so-called trans-sexualism is a form, has a basis in reality. There is no biological reality to transgenderism. You are obviously very gullible to fall for the PR campaign that has attempted (with success) to normalize this form of perversion. But you evidently are a very stupid man."

    It's not PR, it's called science. Clearly you neglected to read the link. If you believe it to be other than rooted in science, that is within your liberty to be ignorant. Again, you have to directly challenge the conclusions offered by the researchers. Are you able to muster up the requisite intellectual horsepower to undertake this feat? Or will you continue to play the wolf and "threaten to huff and puff"?

    "No, you idiot, it informs the actions of every white American who buys a house in a particular neighborhood, avoids particular parts of town, sends his kids to this or that particular school on the basis of racial makeup, i.e. – well more than half the whites in this country."

    Not every white American, some white Americans. Are you this dense around your grandchildren?
  193. @anonymous

    Actually Steve, the city bombed while Billy Pilgram was imprisoned in an underground meat locker in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five was Dresden, not Dunkirk.
     
    Give me a break. Steve isn't a trained historian, that's why he "crowd sources" these things!

    Cracka please! Steve be knowin’ da difference ‘tween Dunkirk and Dresden. I be thinkin’ Steve was bein’ all ironically funny ‘n sheeiiitt. Check yosef before you wreck yosef!

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  194. April Hathcock is fatigued because she’s morbidly obese. If she were really an “over-achiever,” she’d lose weight and acquire some capacity for self-examination.

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  195. @Mr. Anon
    "There is biological reality to transexualism."

    No, mental illness, of which so-called trans-sexualism is a form, has a basis in reality. There is no biological reality to transgenderism. You are obviously very gullible to fall for the PR campaign that has attempted (with success) to normalize this form of perversion. But you evidently are a very stupid man.

    "Race-fatigue is a made up term.

    Only those white Americans who are duped into believing this concept is legitimate."

    No, you idiot, it informs the actions of every white American who buys a house in a particular neighborhood, avoids particular parts of town, sends his kids to this or that particular school on the basis of racial makeup, i.e. - well more than half the whites in this country. You really are a dullard, aren't you?

    "So white American married men with children like myself are cancer? Wow, just wow."

    In general? No. Those like you? Yes.

    “No, mental illness, of which so-called trans-sexualism is a form, has a basis in reality. There is no biological reality to transgenderism. You are obviously very gullible to fall for the PR campaign that has attempted (with success) to normalize this form of perversion. But you evidently are a very stupid man.”

    It’s not PR, it’s called science. Clearly you neglected to read the link. If you believe it to be other than rooted in science, that is within your liberty to be ignorant. Again, you have to directly challenge the conclusions offered by the researchers. Are you able to muster up the requisite intellectual horsepower to undertake this feat? Or will you continue to play the wolf and “threaten to huff and puff”?

    “No, you idiot, it informs the actions of every white American who buys a house in a particular neighborhood, avoids particular parts of town, sends his kids to this or that particular school on the basis of racial makeup, i.e. – well more than half the whites in this country.”

    Not every white American, some white Americans. Are you this dense around your grandchildren?

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    "It’s not PR, it’s called science."

    "A bit of evidence" as the article called it is not synonomous with "science".

    "Clearly you neglected to read the link. If you believe it to be other than rooted in science, that is within your liberty to be ignorant."

    If you choose to believe that Scientific American, a magazine that is not any long either scientific or american, is some kind of incontestable source, you are welcome to wallow in the stupidity you so comprehensively demonstrate here.

    "Again, you have to directly challenge the conclusions offered by the researchers."

    Do the men in the study have Y chromosomes or not? That is the definition of maleness.

    "Not every white American, some white Americans."

    The majority of white Americans.

    And where do you live? In the Hood? In the 9th ward of New Orleans? Downtown East St. Louis? Your own housing preferences most likely reveal what you think of blacks as neighbors, and probably reveal you to be the preening hypocrite we all know you to be.

  196. Is there EVER a subject where these race-baiters can’t weave the same lame buzzwords and talking points into the conversation? Organize a conference on BARN OWLS, they’ll gripe about the subjects all being WHITE!

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  197. anonymous says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment

    @AprilHathcock didn’t tweet today until this past hour. Maybe she had some work to do. She’s been through a lot. Her own personal D-Day with valiant little SJW boats crossing the internet channel desperately trying to evacuate her tweets from the beach before they fall into the hands of facists.

    Replying to @AprilHathcock
    Also, just found out @VickySteeves spent much of yesterday redacting my personal data from the interwebz & I just…

    Replying to @AprilHathcock
    Let’s keep growing and thinking and learning and fighting for each other.

    Replying to @AprilHathcock
    Thank you for being willing to step in to defend my right to be human. There are so many who would deny so many of us that right.

    Replying to @AprilHathcock
    Thank you for letting me mad and critical and irreverent and silly and thoughtful and wrong and right. Thank you for letting me be human.

    Replying to @AprilHathcock
    And thank you for letting me think and express myself openly out loud in this space. Thank you for learning and growing with me.

    April H. @AprilHathcock
    Thank you all soooo much for reporting and blocking. It’s helped. And I really really appreciate the support.

    Good to see that a librarian is totally like %1,000 behind her right to free speech.

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  198. @Corvinus
    "No, mental illness, of which so-called trans-sexualism is a form, has a basis in reality. There is no biological reality to transgenderism. You are obviously very gullible to fall for the PR campaign that has attempted (with success) to normalize this form of perversion. But you evidently are a very stupid man."

    It's not PR, it's called science. Clearly you neglected to read the link. If you believe it to be other than rooted in science, that is within your liberty to be ignorant. Again, you have to directly challenge the conclusions offered by the researchers. Are you able to muster up the requisite intellectual horsepower to undertake this feat? Or will you continue to play the wolf and "threaten to huff and puff"?

    "No, you idiot, it informs the actions of every white American who buys a house in a particular neighborhood, avoids particular parts of town, sends his kids to this or that particular school on the basis of racial makeup, i.e. – well more than half the whites in this country."

    Not every white American, some white Americans. Are you this dense around your grandchildren?

    “It’s not PR, it’s called science.”

    “A bit of evidence” as the article called it is not synonomous with “science”.

    “Clearly you neglected to read the link. If you believe it to be other than rooted in science, that is within your liberty to be ignorant.”

    If you choose to believe that Scientific American, a magazine that is not any long either scientific or american, is some kind of incontestable source, you are welcome to wallow in the stupidity you so comprehensively demonstrate here.

    “Again, you have to directly challenge the conclusions offered by the researchers.”

    Do the men in the study have Y chromosomes or not? That is the definition of maleness.

    “Not every white American, some white Americans.”

    The majority of white Americans.

    And where do you live? In the Hood? In the 9th ward of New Orleans? Downtown East St. Louis? Your own housing preferences most likely reveal what you think of blacks as neighbors, and probably reveal you to be the preening hypocrite we all know you to be.

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    "“A bit of evidence” as the article called it is not synonomous with “science”."

    We use a bit (of) or bits (of) to refer to quantities. The phrases can refer to both abstract and concrete things. Indeed, the source noted "several studies".

    "If you choose to believe that Scientific American, a magazine that is not any long either scientific or american..."

    That is your opinion. Do you specific examples as to how and why this publication meets your description, or are you being your typical obtuse self?

    "Do the men in the study have Y chromosomes or not? That is the definition of maleness."

    No, you have disprove the results of the imaging techniques and the data gathered from it.

    "The majority of white Americans."

    You first said "every", now you are saying "majority". This is how one gets into difficulty by making sweeping generalizations, getting appropriately reprimanded, and then reversing course.

    "Your own housing preferences most likely reveal what you think of blacks as neighbors, and probably reveal you to be the preening hypocrite we all know you to be."

    I live in a diverse neighborhood. There are no concerns that Jamal is going to carjack me or that Abdul is going to strap a bomb to himself and blow up my house with me and my family in it.

    Are you done here?

  199. anonymous says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment

    There’s a whole crazy web of woke librarians. Librarian Sophia-Anna Zingarelli-Sweet also has a beef with ALA conferences:

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that our professional organizations run on free labor. This is a challenging reality for an already exploited, underpaid, feminized workforce with great disparities in labor conditions. We are also, as has been well-documented, an overwhelmingly white profession with a troubling history of participation in structural racism. Our equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) efforts often hinge on assimilating marginalized folks into our existing professional structures, including our models of uncompensated professional service.

    A common gut reaction is to encourage minorities to “get more involved!!” I think I speak for many Nice White Ladies™️️ when I say that this comes from a place of good intention. We want to show our colleagues that we value their opinions, experiences, and talents; that we view them as “one of us”; that we want to see more diverse leadership; and that we want to see them “succeed” according to the established markers of success for our profession. I would like us to take a step back, however, before we follow up on this impulse, because it implies a few problematic things:

    1) That they aren’t already working their ass off

    2) That we white/able bodied/cis/whatever-form-of-privileged folks lack responsibility for achieving EDI goals

    3) That their other professional interests and goals should be subordinate to their duty to help us fix our diversity problem

    4) That they should participate in a problematic and exploitive professional system in order for us to feel that we’re being “inclusive”

    Instead, I challenge us, before we just say, “get involved!!” to find out if the person actually wants that type of position or responsibility. If so, figure out how you can support and advocate for them. If not, listen to and internalize their concerns so that YOU can lift them up. If you can’t do the work yourself for whatever reason, recruit one of your privileged friends to do it.

    Meanwhile, we must take seriously the reality that our profession’s labor challenges and our EDI problems are two sides of the same coin. We must advocate for professional development and service to be considered “real” work for ALL kinds of librarians. We must advocate for better compensation, for an end to contingent employment, and for robust workplace equality legislation. Until then, the attempt to assimilate marginalized people into our professional habitus will continue to be exploitive.

    Anna-Sophia is a white lady, I think she considers herself not a dreaded “Nice White Lady” but I’m not sure, maybe this is a Maoist self criticism exercise. This bitching about “Nice White Lady” fatigue is a whole new genre for me.

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  200. @Mr. Anon
    "It’s not PR, it’s called science."

    "A bit of evidence" as the article called it is not synonomous with "science".

    "Clearly you neglected to read the link. If you believe it to be other than rooted in science, that is within your liberty to be ignorant."

    If you choose to believe that Scientific American, a magazine that is not any long either scientific or american, is some kind of incontestable source, you are welcome to wallow in the stupidity you so comprehensively demonstrate here.

    "Again, you have to directly challenge the conclusions offered by the researchers."

    Do the men in the study have Y chromosomes or not? That is the definition of maleness.

    "Not every white American, some white Americans."

    The majority of white Americans.

    And where do you live? In the Hood? In the 9th ward of New Orleans? Downtown East St. Louis? Your own housing preferences most likely reveal what you think of blacks as neighbors, and probably reveal you to be the preening hypocrite we all know you to be.

    ““A bit of evidence” as the article called it is not synonomous with “science”.”

    We use a bit (of) or bits (of) to refer to quantities. The phrases can refer to both abstract and concrete things. Indeed, the source noted “several studies”.

    “If you choose to believe that Scientific American, a magazine that is not any long either scientific or american…”

    That is your opinion. Do you specific examples as to how and why this publication meets your description, or are you being your typical obtuse self?

    “Do the men in the study have Y chromosomes or not? That is the definition of maleness.”

    No, you have disprove the results of the imaging techniques and the data gathered from it.

    “The majority of white Americans.”

    You first said “every”, now you are saying “majority”. This is how one gets into difficulty by making sweeping generalizations, getting appropriately reprimanded, and then reversing course.

    “Your own housing preferences most likely reveal what you think of blacks as neighbors, and probably reveal you to be the preening hypocrite we all know you to be.”

    I live in a diverse neighborhood. There are no concerns that Jamal is going to carjack me or that Abdul is going to strap a bomb to himself and blow up my house with me and my family in it.

    Are you done here?

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    I live in a diverse neighborhood.
     
    Very convincing.

    There are no concerns that Jamal is going to carjack me.
     
    This absolutely 1000% proves you live in a diverse neighborhood, I'm convinced.
  201. @Corvinus
    "Isn’t this what separate countries are for?"

    No.

    Against my better judgment, I’ll ask:

    If not to separate people fatigued and angered by each other’s very existence, what are separate countries for?

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    "Against my better judgment, I’ll ask..."

    No, you made a wise decision. About time.

    "If not to separate people fatigued and angered by each other’s very existence, what are separate countries for?"

    To what extent are Americans "fatigued and angered" by one another's presence? How do you measure it? What metrics are involved? See, it is my contention that you, along with the Alt Right, overstate this "tiredness and exasperation" and how it will lead to civil war/partition. Historically, the United States has been through the wringer with different groups of people at each other's throats. But, we have separate communities already in place--by race, by ethnicity, by income level. And it is this "safety valve" for a lack of better term that alleviates the pressure cooker.

    Vox Day, your partner in crime on the Alt Right, stated “As you probably know, my argument is that the Posterity for whom the Constitution is intended to defend the Blessings of Liberty consists solely of the genetic descendants of the People of the several and United States. Posterity does not include immigrants, descendants of immigrants, invaders, conquerers, tourists, students, Americans born in Portugal, or anyone else who happens to subsequently reside in the same geographic location, or share the same civic ideals, as the original We the People."

    Posterity is synonymous with “legacy”–what we leave behind. Indeed, few, if any, had imagined when the Constitution was created that anyone BUT a white European had the intellectual capacity to embrace Republican principles of government…YET the criterion of commitment to those ideas is NOT itself racial or ethnic specific. Of course, that does NOT mean foreigners have the right to enter our shores (we should enforce and/or strengthen our current immigration laws not to exclude, but to limit), and it is legitimate, although in my opinion unreasonable, to doubt that non-white groups are equal to the task to embrace such principles.

  202. anonymous says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment

    It’s a genre that won’t stop!

    Blogger FOBETTARH was also Nice-White-Lady fatigued at the ALA congredd:

    I’m a former school librarian from New Jersey. Now I’m a student success librarian in California, and frankly the change is strange. I tend to talk about critical pedagogy, my love-hate relationship with libraries and librarians, and activism.

    So this post has been brewing for a while. I am not sure if all the recent big changes in my life (new coast, new job, etc) have just made me more sensitive to the toxicity of nice white ladies or the summer months have been making them worse. Probably a bit of both honestly. But it has been exhausting to be in librarianship recently.

    Honestly, I wish I could say I could be more eloquent about this. If you want to read that post, go look at April’s. She does an awesome job at describing racial fatigue and how that plays out at ALA. Here are just some examples from my experience.

    ALA Microaggressions (a few of many)

    –“I hear what you’re saying about diversity, but it’s all about diversity of thought and experience. Confidence and “leaning in” will cure any and all things when it comes to being a leader in your workplace/libraries.”

    –“Dealing with the book vs ebook debate during my ALA presidency is on the same level as you (Todaro) dealing with the Trump administration.” (Yes, this was said without irony and with complete sincerity)

    –Various one on one interactions with white librarians.

    –The entirety of the Hillary closing keynote.

    This is just an excerpt FOB goes on to post some tweet-fighting she had with @waldwanders and @cololibrarygirl, comedy gold.

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    @Corvinus
    "“A bit of evidence” as the article called it is not synonomous with “science”."

    We use a bit (of) or bits (of) to refer to quantities. The phrases can refer to both abstract and concrete things. Indeed, the source noted "several studies".

    "If you choose to believe that Scientific American, a magazine that is not any long either scientific or american..."

    That is your opinion. Do you specific examples as to how and why this publication meets your description, or are you being your typical obtuse self?

    "Do the men in the study have Y chromosomes or not? That is the definition of maleness."

    No, you have disprove the results of the imaging techniques and the data gathered from it.

    "The majority of white Americans."

    You first said "every", now you are saying "majority". This is how one gets into difficulty by making sweeping generalizations, getting appropriately reprimanded, and then reversing course.

    "Your own housing preferences most likely reveal what you think of blacks as neighbors, and probably reveal you to be the preening hypocrite we all know you to be."

    I live in a diverse neighborhood. There are no concerns that Jamal is going to carjack me or that Abdul is going to strap a bomb to himself and blow up my house with me and my family in it.

    Are you done here?

    I live in a diverse neighborhood.

    Very convincing.

    There are no concerns that Jamal is going to carjack me.

    This absolutely 1000% proves you live in a diverse neighborhood, I’m convinced.

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  204. @anonymous

    Dunkirk is actually the city in Germany bombed in Slaughterhouse 5.
     
    True but why is it called the Dieppe Raid? Was Brigadier Dieppe the commander?

    Few know this.

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  205. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Against my better judgment, I'll ask:

    If not to separate people fatigued and angered by each other's very existence, what are separate countries for?

    “Against my better judgment, I’ll ask…”

    No, you made a wise decision. About time.

    “If not to separate people fatigued and angered by each other’s very existence, what are separate countries for?”

    To what extent are Americans “fatigued and angered” by one another’s presence? How do you measure it? What metrics are involved? See, it is my contention that you, along with the Alt Right, overstate this “tiredness and exasperation” and how it will lead to civil war/partition. Historically, the United States has been through the wringer with different groups of people at each other’s throats. But, we have separate communities already in place–by race, by ethnicity, by income level. And it is this “safety valve” for a lack of better term that alleviates the pressure cooker.

    Vox Day, your partner in crime on the Alt Right, stated “As you probably know, my argument is that the Posterity for whom the Constitution is intended to defend the Blessings of Liberty consists solely of the genetic descendants of the People of the several and United States. Posterity does not include immigrants, descendants of immigrants, invaders, conquerers, tourists, students, Americans born in Portugal, or anyone else who happens to subsequently reside in the same geographic location, or share the same civic ideals, as the original We the People.”

    Posterity is synonymous with “legacy”–what we leave behind. Indeed, few, if any, had imagined when the Constitution was created that anyone BUT a white European had the intellectual capacity to embrace Republican principles of government…YET the criterion of commitment to those ideas is NOT itself racial or ethnic specific. Of course, that does NOT mean foreigners have the right to enter our shores (we should enforce and/or strengthen our current immigration laws not to exclude, but to limit), and it is legitimate, although in my opinion unreasonable, to doubt that non-white groups are equal to the task to embrace such principles.

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    Beautifully stated. Fatuous, superficial, and not answering the actual question, but beautifully stated.
  206. @Corvinus
    "Against my better judgment, I’ll ask..."

    No, you made a wise decision. About time.

    "If not to separate people fatigued and angered by each other’s very existence, what are separate countries for?"

    To what extent are Americans "fatigued and angered" by one another's presence? How do you measure it? What metrics are involved? See, it is my contention that you, along with the Alt Right, overstate this "tiredness and exasperation" and how it will lead to civil war/partition. Historically, the United States has been through the wringer with different groups of people at each other's throats. But, we have separate communities already in place--by race, by ethnicity, by income level. And it is this "safety valve" for a lack of better term that alleviates the pressure cooker.

    Vox Day, your partner in crime on the Alt Right, stated “As you probably know, my argument is that the Posterity for whom the Constitution is intended to defend the Blessings of Liberty consists solely of the genetic descendants of the People of the several and United States. Posterity does not include immigrants, descendants of immigrants, invaders, conquerers, tourists, students, Americans born in Portugal, or anyone else who happens to subsequently reside in the same geographic location, or share the same civic ideals, as the original We the People."

    Posterity is synonymous with “legacy”–what we leave behind. Indeed, few, if any, had imagined when the Constitution was created that anyone BUT a white European had the intellectual capacity to embrace Republican principles of government…YET the criterion of commitment to those ideas is NOT itself racial or ethnic specific. Of course, that does NOT mean foreigners have the right to enter our shores (we should enforce and/or strengthen our current immigration laws not to exclude, but to limit), and it is legitimate, although in my opinion unreasonable, to doubt that non-white groups are equal to the task to embrace such principles.

    Beautifully stated. Fatuous, superficial, and not answering the actual question, but beautifully stated.

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    "Beautifully stated. Fatuous, superficial, and not answering the actual question, but beautifully stated."

    You ASSUME this attitude (people fatigued and angered by each other's existence) is widespread to the point that actions ought to be taken to separate people within our nation and to ensure that people from other nations are separate from us. I responded appropriately to your inquiry given that assumption.

    But, to humor you, separate countries are for a group of people who determine for themselves how they want to live and who they want to live with. Within each country, there are shared cultural traits, there is political infighting, there is economic ups and downs, there is religious uniformity. Some people within each country believe there is only one "true" group of people who represent the country, and that any group who does not meet that representation, whatever that criteria may be, is not welcome. Fine. There will be opposing forces based on ideological grounds who will vie for control of that country's institutions to push through their agenda. That is what happens in "separate countries".

    Now, to what extent are Americans “fatigued and angered” by one another’s presence? How do you measure it? What metrics are involved?

  207. @The Anti-Gnostic
    Beautifully stated. Fatuous, superficial, and not answering the actual question, but beautifully stated.

    “Beautifully stated. Fatuous, superficial, and not answering the actual question, but beautifully stated.”

    You ASSUME this attitude (people fatigued and angered by each other’s existence) is widespread to the point that actions ought to be taken to separate people within our nation and to ensure that people from other nations are separate from us. I responded appropriately to your inquiry given that assumption.

    But, to humor you, separate countries are for a group of people who determine for themselves how they want to live and who they want to live with. Within each country, there are shared cultural traits, there is political infighting, there is economic ups and downs, there is religious uniformity. Some people within each country believe there is only one “true” group of people who represent the country, and that any group who does not meet that representation, whatever that criteria may be, is not welcome. Fine. There will be opposing forces based on ideological grounds who will vie for control of that country’s institutions to push through their agenda. That is what happens in “separate countries”.

    Now, to what extent are Americans “fatigued and angered” by one another’s presence? How do you measure it? What metrics are involved?

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