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Good Reads Around The Web

24 Jul

A bookstore in North London has decided to make a display of the interesting things people have accidentally left behind in used books. The lost “treasures” include a chest x-ray, family photographs and a handwritten speech. Random. ~Guardian via MobyLives~

Remember that shooting on Harvard’s campus earlier this year and how a black female senior was forced out of the school as a result of the incident? Well, this article is about her. Very interesting to say the least. I must say though, I chuckled when the reporter(s) said that “incognegro” was Harvard slang. LOL ~Newsweek~

This piece is all about relationships and boundaries. If  a man is in a relationship, but not married, is he fair game? There are differing opinions on this issue.  ~Get ‘Em Girls~

You’ve heard aaaaaaaall about the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Well, here’s an interesting take on that situation. The author argues that the incident (or at least the reaction to it)  has less to do with race and more to do with the “Ivy League Effect.”  ~Salon~

The writer for this piece argues that married women need to stop thinking they are all of a sudden dating gurus. Ha! This reminded me of the blog post I made a while ago about the myth of married woman wisdom. Oh and the picture with this article is perfect. It’s a woman zipping up her wedding dress and concealing her “tramp stamp.” Brilliant. ~Parlour~

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  1. Reggie Greene / The Logistician

    July 25, 2009 at 12:08 am

    We have three observations about the Harvard professor incident:

    1. We find it interesting that the fact that this was the professor’s home was evidently not established early on way before the dispute escalated;

    2. We find it fascinating that the versions of two members of society, who most would ordinarily view as responsible and honest citizens (this obviously does not include politicians), would vary so dramatically from a factual point of view.

    3. Finally, considering that the reading and viewing public were not present at the scene (and thus have no first hand knowledge), and that there is no video tape to our knowledge of the sequence of events and what was said, how so many have formed conclusions, and made assumptions, about who did what and who was wrong.

    There are some things which Professor Gates might have considered upon the arrival of the police, no matter how incensed he may have been.

     

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