Friday, September 24, 2010

9/25: "Say no to racism & bigotry at Harvard" - A Party for Marty!


Martin Peretz has been spouting hatred for 25 years, most recently that 'Muslim life is cheap.' On Saturday, 25 September, Harvard University's Social Studies Committee will honor him with a $650,000 fund in his name. It's time to talk back to Marty and take back Harvard by standing up against racism and bigotry. Join us!


A PARTY FOR MARTY
9:30 A.M., SATURDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER
HARVARD UNIVERSITY | SCIENCE CENTER

Materials provided.


Marty In his own words:

ON ARABS
“Arab society is, well—how do I say this? —hidebound and backward.”

ON MUSLIMS
“‘Frankly, Muslim life is cheap, especially for Muslims.’ This is a statement of fact, not value.”

ON LATINOS
"Latin society with all of its characteristic deficiencies: congenital corruption, authoritarian government, anarchic politics, near-tropical work habits, stifling social mores, Catholic dogma with the usual unacknowledged compromises, an anarchic counter-culture and increasingly violent modes of conflict.”

ON PALESTINIANS
"Terrorism ... is about the sum total of what the Palestinians have bestowed on our civilization during the last five decades.”

ON AFRICAN-AMERICANS
"So many in the black population are afflicted by cultural deficiencies. … I would guess that in the ghetto a lot of mothers don't appreciate the importance of schooling.”


Also, see this great article by Stephen Walt at ForeignPolicy.com.


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