Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Quote of the Week: The Stanford Anus

Fosco doesn't always swoon for the cultural writing of critic Stanley Crouch, but he found a certain enjoyment in this passage from Crouch's piece on The Daily Beast:

Then there are men with the intelligence of Shelby Steele, who sits in a conservative think tank in the cultural and intellectual anus of the nation. Steele was surrounded by white people while writing that Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan had somehow "allowed" white people to feel free of their racism if they just embraced those outstanding individuals. Negro, please! I wonder if those white people who work with you and are your peers assume that they are not racists only because they know and like you. I hope it takes more than that.
The main thrill in this quote is the part where Crouch calls Stanford University the "cultural and intellectual anus of the nation." Teehee! It's funny because it's true.

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