bell hooks Spews Anti-American Tirade in Commencement Speech at Southwestern Univ.

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MeadowsAg90'
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http://www.austinreview.com/articles/2002_06/hooks.htm

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bell hooks Spews Anti-American Tirade in Commencement Speech at Southwestern University in Georgetown

Feminist professor and author bell hooks (sic), who rejects capitalization as an invalid social construct, condemned many members of her audience, urged them to disregard the future because caring about the future is a capitalist construct, bemoaned the so-called patriarchy, slammed the war on terrorism, described the U.S. as "imperialist, patriarchal, and white supremacist," and equated conservatism with murder. As a result, she was widely and repeatedly booed by a stunned audience of parents and graduates.
Sky Blue Jag
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"This is myyyy house...you don't like it, you can get the **** out!"
Buck Turgidson
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At least they had the good sense to boo the moron.

My biggest problem with democracy is that we can't just shoot people like that and erase the cancer from society. That is really inconvenient sometimes.
MeadowsAg90'
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hooks then bizarrely equated terrorism and overeating, stating, "There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism." At this point, graduates and the parents must have had a truly uplifting feeling on this momentous occasion.


Yes, what a wonderful day to remember! In this litiguous society, I'd bet there will be a few law suits against the university.

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hooks, who chooses not to capitalize her name as a form of protest against (presumably patriarchal, imperialist, white supremacist) grammatical conventions


How original!
RC-Lord of the Dance
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What idiot would book her for a commencement speech?
MeadowsAg90'
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RC,

My thoughts exactly! Someone made a huge mistake and it has done great damage to the image of Southwestern!
MeadowsAg90'
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Here's a link to the hype about her on Southwestern's website:

http://www.southwestern.edu/academic/bell_hooks.html
Oliver Lang
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Where does this genius have tenure?
R.R. Ag
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We've got no use for people like this.

GI
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Looks like she's done plenty of overeating herself.
Sabreman
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AG
Don't be so rough on Southwestern. They had Bill Mahr all lined up, but he fell through at the last minute...

Sabreman '92



Sky Blue Jag
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She has kids? I had her pegged as a licker...
MeadowsAg90'
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She is supposedly a "self-professed" lesbian.
MeadowsAg90'
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ddp


[This message has been edited by MeadowsAg90' (edited 7/19/2002 2:31p).]
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