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Native Americans at Dartmouth Advertisement

As the first step in their national press strategy, the Native Americans at Dartmouth club (NAD) placed the following two-page spread in today’s editions of The Dartmouth. The members of NAD seek to curry national attention as victims of what they perceive to be racism.

Click on the ad to maximize it.

UPDATE: Here is an especially entertaining e-mail from a reader. It is representative in that it makes the important point that many people are deeply offended by Dartmouth’s various sex festivals, but don’t feel entitled to shut such things down.

Dear Joe,

When you think of the drip, drip, drip of constant college contretemps such as that, you really have to reflect on just how lowest-common-denominator the successful candidate for Dean of College is going to turn out to be. Would even a second-rate intellect ever want to have to “deal with” such whiny, self-serving imbeciles? A jolly marvellous inducement to quality candidates!

Come to think of it, in that regard not too unlike the current U.S. Congress.

Not unrelatedly, I just tried to fetch Peter Woods’ book of a few years ago, “Diversity. The Invention of a Concept,” from Dartmouth Library. (Great book. Have it at home. Couldn’t be fagged to walk home in the cold to look something up. Feel free to borrow.) Quelle surprise! Not in the Library. This must be how you “celebrate” Wright’s (scare quotes!) “free speech.”

Liked your sly point, ad loc., on the new and surprising alliance proffered between the Native Americans and the Hanover Lumpenproletariat. My personal fave, however, was their manufactured outrage over the t-shirt of the Dartmouth Indian getting head. Haven’t they read their Foucault? Where were they during “Sex Week”? Isn’t this douceur d’amour for the recipient not only pleasurable but a sign of dominance and the “active”? One can only shudder in horror at what they would do if your forlorn, orphaned mascot were being buggered instead!

Enjoy the hols - and remember to feel GUILTY, ever so, when the turkey and stuffing are passed around.

I’ll feel guilty after the turducken.

UPDATE: A Class of ‘60 e-mails:

Thanks for your posting of the Native American Council’s ad in the Daily Dartmouth. It had a few valid points but was mostly hokum. And I noted with interest that, of the 18 signers of this ad, only two are current students. The rest are faculty, coaches, admins, one alum, etc.

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