Appropriate Appropriation

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Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

Aristotle explained the difference between dialectic and rhetoric. Higher learning has been a White Male tradition for thousands of years. White males in monasteries preserved the knowledge until White males at universities could share it with other White males. For anybody else to go to college is cultural appropriationand it’s got to stop.

I notice, by the way, that the author skips right over the historical context for the pasta he thinks his culture would claim. That belongs to the Chinese. He’ll have to go back to eating clams on sea weed or something more authentic.

Joe Doakes

If you’re reading English and are not descended from, well, the English, it’s time to go back to your own ancestral tongues.

I’m a quarter Scots, so I’ll grandfather in. Og jeg snakker lille Norsk, so jeg er OK..