You and I have gone round and round about this subject. I have proven
what has been said. Jeff, Daren and you have consistently flamed me for
my views and never truly looked at what I was saying to you.
I am very honest and sincere. I know what is going on out in the world.
Serving six years in the Submarine service has given an education that I
can not buy!!!
I want to see leaders live up to what they are preaching, and acknowledge
when they slip up and say something that is wrong!
I have admitted when I was wrong in what I have said. Some people have
yet to come forward.
On Mon, 20 Nov 1995, Emiliano Zapata wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Nov 1995, Ed wrote:
> > Thank you for finally addressing an issue that I feel needed to be
> > brought forward here at this University! No one should be afraid to
> > discuss issues about race and the history of this country with race and the
> > school itself. The people who continually attack and confront a person
> > for their opinion on the basis, "That because you are white, and you were
> > brought up in a country with a history of abuse along racial lines, means
> > you can not participate in the debate due to your skin being white." is
> > very wrong.
> Ed: I agree. It is very wrong for someone to be told what you cite
> here. Now, sir, I will ask you to do what white people are always telling
> people of color to do when they are shut out: Prove that this has happened.
> There is plenty of archival information from UVM today. Show us all where
> this has been said. And if you don't have the time perhaps Cooley,
> Bishop, Rein, or any other white person who is insinuating that they have
> been shut out can show all of us that this has happened.
> While you are at it, maybe some of you who are claiming to be so clear on
> the issues would try at least *once* to articulate the central arguments and
> principles which the Commission and OMA and ALANA students at large were
> The perception I have of the people who are crying "shutout!" is that they
> cannot articulate the platform of the opposition and therefore cannot be
> viewed as 1) people of good will 2) responsible members of the UVM
> community and 3) anti-racist. It seems to me that "goodwill" and
> responsibility go hand in hand with good faith.