Friday, January 3, 2014

The Macho Response: When My Reiki Has You Touched

"First, the history department, where he had a joint appointment, abruptly terminated his joint arrangement. They simply stopped inviting him to department meetings, but never informed him of their decision. Then the dean of the college wrote him a note saying that the college had decided in its wisdom that the tenure quote for Black Studies would be capped at one for all time. This meant, she explained, that if the current candidate came up for tenure as mandated by college legislation, he might well be successful and then no other Black Studies professor would ever have a chance to be tenured. In order to level the playing field, she curiously argued, she would advance the next person in line, who would have been eligible for evaluation the following year. Thus, she reasoned, two (black) people would have a chance to slug it out while the rest of the college would presumably enjoy the spectacle.”

"Yes, this is the 'gospel' of the 21st century, 'Spirit-filled' church of America, where the cross is bypassed, denial of the flesh is scorned, purity is called legalism, and anything goes if it feels good."


Starting over,...