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Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
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Apr 30, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: my-books-can-beat-up-your-books, fiction, novel

I read this out of curiosity during my freshman year in college. When I approached my English 1A professor about doing a paper on it, she -- and I'm not joking here -- said, "Why would you want to write about a dead white male?" Taken aback, I dutifully bowed my pimpled head and submitted a paper on Ernest Gaines's A Gathering of Old Men.

Not to take anything away from Gaines, who I ended up admiring in his way, but Ms. F? You can suck it.
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“But no one came. Because no one ever does.”
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Joshua Nomen-Mutatio You should've submitted a paper on an immortal, multi-vaginal, superblend of racial minorities.

So many morons with PhDs.

Esteban del Mal Multi-vaginal! Hooray!

Yes. I used to think PhDs were smart and had the bona fides to prove it. Another beat-down administered by life.

Richard Smart, but not necessarily wise.

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Paul Bryant The dead white males complaint was in the past - say, 1970s - spoken by the stroppy students to the potbellied professors. I see some of the stroppy ones have now become the professors.

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