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Sportsphobia was an Analogy

To the Editor:

I’d like to weigh in on the matter of Mike Muska’s [Feb. 23] column on “sportphobia” here at Oberlin. He has my utmost sympathy for the plethora of outraged public reactions. There are two things I learned about the Oberlin student body during my stint as the Review’s resident curmudgeon: First, there is nothing whatsoever that can be said, written –– or even thought, sometimes it seems –– on this campus that someone will not misinterpret grossly. And always to the detriment of the original source. Second, there are just too damn many people on this campus who take themselves (and their opinions) way too seriously. And, boy, did all that hit the fan in this case!
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Smith: It’s Good to be the King

To the Editor:

There has been a lot of talk about “multiculturalism,” “safe spaces” and “white racism” around here lately. I just thought I’d remind everybody that white, straight, middle-class males enjoy privileges in this society: privileges in which people of color, queers, women and the poor cannot partake. As a white, straight, middle-class male, I’d like to announce that it’s very nice having those privileges. Nyah, nyah, nyah!
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Sportsphobia was an Analogy

Smith: It's Good to be the King

Comic Didn't Promote Dialogue

Safe Spaces Have Been Misinterpreted, Doggett Says

Computer Consultant Clears the Air on Print Quotas

Baldwin Responds to Comic

Identity Politics Criticism Wasn't Racially Based

Copeland Article Had Merits

Korea Deserves Attn.

Candidate Statements for 20001 Class President

Hunger Awareness Weekend Supported at Oberlin

Oberlin Shuns Critical Thought

WRC Outlines Role

Identity, Not Yelling

Obie Corrects Error