Re: Saul Alinsky

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Posted by julia from ( on Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 2:38AM :

In Reply to: Re: Saul Alinsky posted by Sadie from D007122.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu ( on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 10:10AM :

: Julia, it's good to see you back! : )

: If the people of this world could be reduced to categories, think how easy it would be to rule them. That's why we're taught to think in terms of categories, I think.

his categories are sharp,but i definitely see them characterizing a lot of people, especially in academia. that whole "disinterested, stoic public servant." i know that they have a lot of their own way, but at the same time there is that implicit fear of really challenging big issue s like racial or gender inequality. and i saw it in myself too, that inherent weakness to be passionate. i think i grew up thinking that too much passion is a bad thing and scientific objectivity was the way to go.

-- julia
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