Friday, November 04, 2005

On "acting white"

Good stuff from the new hand at Pandagon:

"When white burnouts give wedgies to white A students... it is seen as inevitable, but when the same dynamic is observed among black students, it is pathologized as a racial neurosis."

3 comments:

Julian Elson said...

Pam Spaulding's point, right or wrong, though, is that the attitude in the quote is totally wrong.

Neil Sinhababu said...

Oh, right. Hmm.

Rousseau said...

Which is kinda annoying becaus after the quote Spaulding doesn't say why it's wrong. The combination of actual non-anecdotal evidence and pithy turn of phrase is kinda something that needs to be responded to,