Tuesday, July 24, 2007

More for McClain

Some more commenters’ suggestions on the topic of Group of 88 stalwart Paula McClain’s convocation address, starting off with my personal favorite:

“I never metanarrative I didn’t like.”

And some other clever suggestions:

“Sex, Lies and Stereotypes.”

“How to publish a thinly-disguised prejudicial ad and intimidate the university president along the way”

“On behalf 87 of my closest peers...PLEASE, somebody take our classes!”

“Poker in Amerika: Playing the Race Cards”

“An Inconvenient Truth”

“We have to change . . . Well, not us. You, maybe. But not us.”

“Can anyone here spell DNA?”

“We don’t have to look out for our students, the Durham Police does it for us.”

“Railroad Express—Don’t leave home and doubt it”

“Hypocrisy 101: What to do when something silly like the truth gets in the way”

“Facts and other threats to race, class and gender scholarship.”

“88 Ways to Just Say No to Being Accountable for your Actions.”


haskell said...

"True Believers" Don't Need to Apologize

According to CSICOP founder James Randi, "No amount of evidence, no matter how good it is or how much there is of it, is ever going to convince the true believer to the contrary."

from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True-believer_syndrome

Anonymous said...

"The McBrodhead Mamalogues" demands a recount!

gak said...

Facts and other threats to race, class and gender scholarship
The best one I've seen yet

gak said...

Perhaps they could try something like
The Holy Trinity...Gender/Race/Class

Anonymous said...

It's not McClain, it's Gennaro. And after all her posturing, all her speeches, she's nothing but a common race-baiter.

Anonymous said...

If your group is gone and you wanna press on; McClain.
Don't bother with fact, when you are caught in the act; McClain.
She can lie, she can lie, she can lie; McClain.

Clapton said...


Anonymous said...

"Tenure Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry" ?

Anonymous said...

When I started graduate school in Durham many years ago, I skipped that event. Looks like I called that one right...

Anonymous said...

Beyond Diversity: How to see the world through race/sex blinders.

Stephen said...

I agree with Clapton - 2:06 is brilliant!

Anonymous said...

What about:
If it sounds too good to be true --rush to judgement.


How to fuel race and class warfare using anonymous quotes and inscrutable prose : Burning Down the Lacrosse House

Anonymous said...

"Why Economists are Fools"

Anonymous said...

Is Duke a state school?

Anonymous said...

"Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word".

Anonymous said...

Clever. These bigots can't stand to be laughed at or ignored!

Anonymous said...

Sing along with me now

88 dumbo’s in the big charade

Tom E.

Anonymous said...

Is Duke a communist?

LE said...

"Never Give a Middle-Class [white] Student-Athlete An Even Break"

"Karl Marx Knew The Score"

"Castrate All White Men"

"Ban The Gideon Harry Potter!"

"Up With Welfare, Down With Capitalism"

"Subscribe To The New York Times"

"My Parents Were Political Peasants, But I Straightened Them Out"

"88 Proofs the Merit System is Now Completely Passé"

“What’s An ‘IPO’?”

“Marge, meet me at Starbucks, and don’t wear anything… complicated”

Anonymous said...

"How to get screwed without having sex."

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rod allison, detroit said...

How about:

Progressive Racial Profiling