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Over the last five days the discussions on this board have become significantly more interesting and valuable. I'm attributing that entirely to the wave new participants who have come here specifically because we are addressing this topic. Just about all of them have added a much needed shot of new energy, ideas, and perspectives to a place that was, frankly, predicable and stale.
I expect them to admit to their privilege
…she was married to the genius, plus she drew some typefaces, too.
Perhaps Akira assumed that an audience of type geeks would surely know of her?
Akira seems to speak as succinctly as possible. I think he’s just a quiet person.
I was merely saying that she ACHIEVED without ballyhoo!
I was brought up in the 50's in America.
I grew up a poor white kid in a mixed race and ethnicity inner-city neighborhood
The past is the past--rather than lament our culture's failings on things past and not related to the current state of affairs in typography
The assumption that we are arguing about something in the past also completely misses the point. This is very much present-day America.
I'm currently writing a piece that will hopefully help clarify what privilege means.
I look forward to reading that. I was struck when I first heard Utah Phillips on the subject* of privilege, especially because his own life and experiences are not what many people would have considered as indicative of privilege in terms of wealth, luxury or opportunity. Utah's class background and his experiences in the Korean war were much as Chris describes his own being.
* 4:00 minutes into this recording, but the whole thing is worth listening to:
This is not a personal attack. This is commentary about inequality. There is a massive difference.