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To: Kaslin
“Mr. [sic] Adams: You have made the error of anticipating that I have some interest in what you have to say. I do not. K. Holloway.”

Ah, yes, the vaunted liberal open-mindedness again.

I guess when the prosecution determines what is admissible as evidence, there's no limit to what you can do, eh, ?

I guess the irony of of a black woman holding such a view -- after the publication of To Kill A Mockingbird -- is lost on her.

Actually, she knows full well. It's just now that she's one of Holder's people, she thinks she can get revenge.

Sample synopsis of one of her articles:

This essay offers a literary history relevant to contemporary methods of surveillance attached to genetic identities. It reads Mark Twain's Puddn'head Wilson into emergent juridical and scientific panics regarding identity and indicates how our nation's obsessive regard of race has provoked science-based public policies that are designed to protect and maintain an identifiable whiteness. The construction of DNA databanks at the historically black Howard University, the isolate prison populations in Guantanamo, and those immigrant and native populations subject to nouveau biologic forms of state scrutiny reify the historic interests of US culture in the discernment and targeting of the racialized other in the midst of the US populace. Science and the law have historically cooperated in these identitarian projects, and the fact of our national fiction, like Twain's novella, is evidence of this preoccupation.


Or, the opening few paragraphs, and a section from the conclusion, of one of her papers, in the American Journal of Bioethics


“Keeping us and the American people sick benefits the pharmaceutical industry.”

Minister Louis Farrakhan

Tavis Smiley Presents—“The State of the Black Union 2005” C-Span 2/26/05

25 Minister of Islam Louis Farrakhan was a 2005 panelist on Tavis Smiley’s now annual conference on the “State of the Black Union.”1 In his remarks on the topic of African American health, Mr. Farrakhan advanced the judgment about the pharmaceutical 30 industry that I have quoted in the epigraph above. To the surprise of some, perhaps, his indictment elicited standing cheers from the predominantly black audience of over 500. The acclamation earned by this particular assessment is noteworthy.


Early in 2005, Larry Green, a young African American man, was hit by a car and left lying 810 on the roadside of rural Franklin County in North Carolina. When paramedics arrived at the scene, they found Green lying in a pool of blood. What happened next placed this event into the histories of stories told about black bodies and emergency 815 medicine.

The first paramedic to arrive, Randy Kearney, reportedly took only three minutes to check Mr. Green’s vital signs and make his determination that he was dead. When his colleagues arrived, Kearney 820 reported to them that Green was dead. They did not connect him to the available electrocardiogram. The county medical examiner, J.B. Perdue, who was also called to the scene, accepted the determination of the paramedics even though firefighters on the 825 scene overheard the paramedics noting the movement of Green’s chest and asking the medical examiner if he was certain of death. The examiner confirmed the judgment without further examination, and directed that his body be transported to the 830 morgue. Mr. Green remained in a refrigerated unit for almost two hours before Perdue removed him to begin an examination for the cause of death. At that point, the examiner noticed signs of breathing, and realized the ghastly error that had been made. 835 He immediately called 911, summoning the same paramedics who had earlier pronounced him dead, and called for them to transport him immediately to Duke University’s Medical Center (Brevorka 2005). 840

Although appropriate medical and professional authorities are investigating this catastrophic error, there is a discomfiting cultural space for this event that makes it feel all too familiar in African America. It is a narrative that anticipates black 845 bodies are not as valued as white ones, that the medical attention shown to black Americans is less intense, less interested, and less professional than that shown to other citizens, and one where mistake, carelessness, and disregard are not infrequent. 850 What happened to Mr. Green was surely a grievous error—but the fact that his story has a readily available narrative space to occupy is an additional tragedy.


12 posted on 05/30/2011 5:20:30 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I wonder what K. Holloway thinks of Margaret Sanger, who called blacks, ‘weeds’. I bet she’s all for abortion on demand.

13 posted on 05/30/2011 5:52:08 AM PDT by hershey
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