[LMB] OT: Sense of the list

Helen Fenton hifenton at internode.on.net
Thu Dec 9 14:08:13 GMT 2021


I agree that William is referring to the Jane Elliot experiment not something recent. I have been a member of the list for a very long time  and I cannot remember raising this issue

Kind Regards,
Helen Fenton

> On 9 Dec 2021, at 11:24 pm, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Are you talking about Jane Elliot (née Jennison) who showed to her third
> grade students, first hand, how being a targeted as inferior because of
> their skin, hair and eye color. And
> who showed how irrational it was to judge people how they looked like?
> I'd like to point on the documentary I watched, a long time ago, that she
> lectured  her students on why it's bad to judge people on what they looked
> like.
> Her approach was to eradicate racism through how people judged each other
> based on appearance. If anyone on the list had said anything so ugly without the whole list going berserk 
> 
>> On Thu, Dec 9, 2021, 2:03 AM Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hello,
>> 
>> I don’t think the list has existed for that long? Or do you mean you
>> complained about it now?
>> 
>> And I highly doubt anyone on this list would have said the things you
>> mentioned.
>> 
>> little Alex
>> 
>>>> On Dec 9, 2021, at 01:11, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 35 years ago my son's 4th grade teacher told her class that everyone
>> knew that people with blue eyes and blond hair were mentally deficient. My
>> son was the only person in class with blue eyes and blond hair. He is also
>> slightly dyslexic and has ADD. When I complained about it on the list, I
>> was told that if it hurt him, good. Now he will know what it feels like.
>>> 
>>> Is this still the sentiment of the list or was it just a couple of
>> people?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> William A Wenrich
>>> A sinner utterly dependent on the grace of God.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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