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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Those crazy kids

Well, Drek gets by now and again with a post displaying the unmitigated brilliance of his students. Since my students are no less luminous, I give you some of my recent student gems to ponder and fear.


My students were asked to write papers about the morality of Jim Crow laws in the post civil war south. The first student, even if she scorned the laws, at least she seemingly appreciated their utility:



“Black people probably thought [interracial marriage laws were] ridiculous too, because a lot of black men are interested solely in white women….”



Um. If you say so. (Is anyone else having a Blazing Saddles flashback?)

This next student was certainly more condemning in her tone.


“People were and are still raciest in the United States….”


Really? I didn’t think racyism was all that prevalent here. Well, maybe she just had something else on her mind that day….

We’ve discussed law and morality recently as well. It’s wrong to take away a person’s property, of course. Why? Well…


“Sometimes, a person’s property is all they have.”


I found that one profound, actually. Sort of. But I wonder what’s going on those other times.

And finally. The crème de la crème. The piece de resistance. The arc de triumph. The ….that’s all the French I know. I swear on the Flying Spaghetti Monster I didn’t make this up. The handgun paper:


“Our societies flaws and errors are a direct result of our own ignorant contraception’s, and preconceived connotations. Being that there have been no striking increases in overall handgun-associated deaths, or handgun interrelated crime deaths within any diverse subgroups, blacks, females, teenagers and young adults, one is able to deduce that handguns are becoming more and more of a less concern in our society.”


I couldn’t have put it better myself. Whatever it was.
Ta ta for now.

4 Comments:

Blogger Dan Myers said...

I'm laughing and crying at the same time...

Sunday, January 28, 2007 10:34:00 PM  
Blogger Drek said...

Ah, yes, those ignorant contraceptions...

They'll get ya' every time!

Sunday, January 28, 2007 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

That's hilarious!

Sometimes inflation underminds intelligentsia.

Monday, January 29, 2007 1:09:00 PM  
Blogger Practicing Idealist said...

Warbler, you made me smile in the middle of grading my own papers. The "gem" of the bunch was, "How can it be an acquired taste if it takes awhile to develop?" (This is not a direct quote - the language has been cleaned up a bit, but the gist is still there.)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:38:00 PM  

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