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Re: [BKARTS] Hottentots?



If a Hottentot taught a Hottentot tot
To talk ere the tot could totter,
Ought the Hottenton tot
Be taught to say aught, or naught,
Or what ought to be taught her?
If to hoot and to toot a Hottentot tot
Be taught by her Hottentot tutor,
Ought the tutor get hot
If the Hottentot tot
Hoot and toot at her Hottentot tutor?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chavez-Talley, Paula [NEA]" <PChavez-Tal@xxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: Hottentots?


Thank you. I wondered if I was the only person floored by such blithe
use of an insulting and outdated reference.

Paula Chavez-Talley

-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Paul T Werner
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 4:59 PM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [BKARTS] Hottentots?

> Libertarianism has its
> place - in expression, in movement, and whatever else we find our
> freedoms as human beings important - but when entrusted with a
national
> treasure, you do not let the "hottentots run amuck".

The OED defines "Hottentot" as a) "a member of a South African race"
and b)"a person of inferior intellect or culture." "Libertarian" is
defined as "One who holds the doctrine of the freedom of the will."

If Mr. Angus knows for a fact that these thefts were perpetrated by
citizens of South Africa sharing a particular philosophy of action he
should contact the French police. If he publicly equates an inferior
intellect or culture with membership in a specific racial group then
perhaps the French police will be contacting him.


Paul T Werner, New York
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