Nerds are just hyperwhite
July 29th, 2007 10:01am
The existence of Bot Berlin refutes your theory. ;-)
July 29th, 2007 10:05am
July 29th, 2007 11:33am
> They [nerds] often favor Greco-Latinate words over Germanic ones (“it’s my observation” instead of “I think”), a preference that lends an air of scientific detachment.
Credence must be acquiesced to such factoids.
July 29th, 2007 11:57am
Maybe Bot Berlin is white underneath?
Don't forget sharkfish...she's nerdy
July 29th, 2007 12:57pm
----"Maybe Bot Berlin is white underneath? "----
The technical term is a coconut.
July 29th, 2007 1:40pm
The technical term is oreo, Lanka-kid.
July 29th, 2007 2:02pm
The article is actually about smart students. It tries to put forth the idea that the reason they 'act smart' is that they are racist and are actively eschewing black culture. This is of course not at all the motivation of smart students in using big words and that sort of stuff. In actuality, the article presupposes racist suppositions by purporting that being smart is the opposite of being black.
July 29th, 2007 2:08pm
> that they are racist
where did you get that?
He says they reject "African-American vernacular English" but nothing about them being racist. In fact: "By cultivating an identity perceived as white to the point of excess, nerds deny themselves the aura of normality that is usually one of the perks of being white. Bucholtz sees something to admire here. In declining to appropriate African-American youth culture, thereby “refusing to exercise the racial privilege upon which white youth cultures are founded,” she writes, nerds may even be viewed as “traitors to whiteness.” You might say they know that a culture based on theft is a culture not worth having."
July 29th, 2007 2:14pm
How is claiming that being a smart student is really about 'white identity' and 'against african-american veracular' not a claim that smart people are racist?
The article is clever is that, although it makes this stupid claim, it's real agenda is to get you to accept their hidden premise that blacks are not as smart as whites.
July 29th, 2007 3:12pm
Why is 'against the african american vernacular' in quotes in your post?
That's not a quote from the article.
"against the cool white kids and their use of black culture."
refusing to use bit of african american vernacular isn't racist.
July 29th, 2007 3:14pm
It's single quotes, they are italics for emphasis. Double quotes are literal quotes.
July 29th, 2007 3:38pm
"refusing to use bit of african american vernacular isn't racist"
Obviously the article does not explicitly claim they are racist. It implies it through the use of language and word choice. That's how propaganda works.
July 29th, 2007 3:39pm
"identity ... white ... privilege ... perks of being white" etc.
Check out Darren Brown's Mind Control series for more on how this shit manipulates your subconscious to decide that smart people are racist against blacks.
July 29th, 2007 3:42pm
Hm...given how anti-intellectual the US is, you'd think that would mean that the subconscious would then decide to not be racist.
July 29th, 2007 3:44pm
There you go making that implied connection that only whites are smart.
July 29th, 2007 6:30pm
Me? Nah. Plenty of whites are incredibly stupid. Plenty of nonwhites are incredibly smart.
July 29th, 2007 6:51pm