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Re: Racist art history

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Sat, 13 Jun 1998 09:10:48 -0400


Dear Group,

I know I've responded and wonder how many of you are new to the
list.
If you hear the names "Elwood or Kirby", know they are not teachers
but pranksters. A few months ago they became quite rude and it was
apparent something had to be done, I used a filter and was mad about
the excessive language and remarks made that were completely
ignorant and
insensitive. I wanted a monitor on the list but cooled off. However
Getty stepped in and was going to eliminate anyone who was obviously
harassing and used "ugly language"(not their words). They stayed off
for a few months. It appears one is back. Just remember one was a
student and neither were teachers. When attacked they generally
wouldn't respond. They like to antagonize and cause friction between
us. I never read an original message from one of these guys,I
believe someone else is posting them for us,because they can no
longer.
Whatever pleasure they are getting ,take it as a cue to teach the
opposite. This is a great example of what we need to change,so use
it.
I still have a filter on them but they haven't bothered me,I've only
heard their views from all of you. I think enough has been said.

If you are new try to stay positive and please ,ignore and move on
when they approach us. Please do send in your
questions,responses,lessons and trivia if you think we'd like to
know. Before people bite your head off
I check spelling now (some people are quite uptight about
grammar).Also when personally responding to someone don't send it to
the group. Several people become livid with that. Not me,I delete or
don't read mail that's not addressed to me or group.
Don't be intimidated and have fun.

Sandra
(Astroboy)

john barrick
Sandra Barrick
astroboy
http://home.fuse.net/astroboy