In article <39EDF613.7B417228 at unm.edu>, Linnea Ista <lkista at unm.edu>
> I would agree if the posts came from an institutional representative. If it
> is from an individual on the list, I believe that is what the old boys would
> refer to as "networking". Some of us are not subscribed to the other list,
> after all.
>> I am quite often amused at how the recipients of affirmative action, who
> receive it because of a history of overt discrimination, are somehow required
> to be absolutely certain that we ourselves are perceived as scrupulously and
> totally fair even as we are still fighting bias directed at us. If the
> playing field were truly level, I would agree.
Like it or not; logical or not, you lose folks to the anti-affirmative
side if bias is perceived. Many folks see no merit in exchanging one
unfair viewpoint for another unfair viewpoint notwithstanding any
efforts to dissuade them.