May 26, 2015
Hough left some comments under a (yes) New York Times editorial entitled “How Racism Doomed Baltimore,” Now he’s in trouble. Being 80 and on leave anyhow, he “ to his enormous credit in our age of beta male faggotry “ remains defiantly unapologetic.
And I share his exasperation with, well, basically every particle in the known universe and beyond. He writes, in part:
I am a professor at Duke University. Every Asian student has a very simple old American first name that symbolizes their desire for integration. Virtually every black has a strange new name that symbolizes their lack of desire for integration. The amount of Asian-white dating is enormous and so surely will be the intermarriage. Black-white dating is almost non-existent because of the ostracism by blacks of anyone who dates a white.
It was appropriate that a Chinese design won the competition for the Martin Luther King [statue]. King helped them overcome. The blacks followed Malcolm X.
Hough’s cri de rate has been praised by people I admire as “speaking truth to power” and even “speaking truth to Sharpton.” But my inner “Miss, you forgot to give us homework!” pest can”t keep her hand down.
Is it really the “truth” to claim, as Hough does, that “In 1965 the Asians were discriminated against as least as badly as blacks”?
This guy says no, and, well, he wrote his 1967 doctoral dissertation on “The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White” and I didn”t. Just sayin”.
Yes, it’s disgraceful that Hough and Block’s respective academies aren”t defending them, but no sane individual could have expected otherwise. (See “the history of the world…” above.)
But had either man forgone a gratuitous and unfunny “joke” in one instance, and a vaguely dubious generalization in the other, their respective cases would have been molecularly much closer to Kevlar.
To paraphrase another All About Eve line: We right wingers need to dot our “i’s”, cross our “t’s”—and fasten our seatbelts, because it’s going to be a bumpy night for what looks to be a long time yet.