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3 responses to “Quote of the Day: MLK on lukewarm acceptance vs outright rejection”

  1. tigtog

    I neglected to name the dead women, and I should have done so:

    Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student
    Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
    Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
    Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
    Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student
    Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student
    Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department
    Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student
    Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
    Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student
    Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student
    Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
    Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student
    Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student

  2. Aqua, of the Questioners

    This is a bit sideways, but.

    I’ve finally been catching up with Redfern Now, and my favourite episode so far is Stand Up, the fourth (that’s what I’ve watched up to). And part of what I really like about it is the superb job the actor playing the school principal does, conveying why nice white left-wing “I’m not racist” condescension may be worse to deal with than explicit racism.

    It definitely reminded me of that MLK quote when watching, and was a handy pointer to this nice white left-winger about how not to do it :-).

  3. Izabella

    Thank you. I needed to see this.

    For background information, since I don’t think I’ve commented here before: I’m a woman and also a math prof at a large research uni. Just today, I was talking to a fellow woman in math (not sure if she’d want to be named) who was saying that the main problem right now is not dudes who are outright misogynist. It’s folks (both male and female) who always start by saying “I’m very supportive of women in science but…” then elaborate at length on the “but” part. I think I agree with her. History does like to repeat itself, doesn’t it.

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