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"Shari L. Rosenblum" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 7 May 2001 09:30:33 EDT
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Gloria Monti responds to my comments:

>>Perhaps not everyone would agree that he seems to have knowingly and
>>deliberately played the system to manipulate a behavior from the
>>officers and then to provoke a certain response from among us against
>>that behavior.

>       Blame the victim...great strategy.   Robert Stam and Louise
>Spence eloquently explain this approach in reference to a definition
>of racism that emphasizes the uses of racism in their article,
>"Colonialism, Racism, and Representation: An Introduction."  Movies
>and Methods.  Vol. II.  Ed. Bill Nichols.  Berkeley: U of California
>P, 1985.  632-649.
>Blacks were slandered as lazy because they were being exploited as
>slaves.   Amerindians were called "beasts" & "cannibals" because
>white Europeans were slaughtering them and expropriating their lands.
>Mexicans were caricatured as greasers and bandidos because the United
>States had seized half their territories."

Now, these are what you call straw man arguments.  Thank you for the

In any case, it has been my training to overlook personal attack in political
discussion; it is a sign that the attacker recognizes the weakness of his/her
substantive argument.

Shari L. Rosenblum

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