18 July 2012

Distinguished Academic

" . . . a backpack over his shoulder—not some streamlined, chic job, but a funky backpack-of-the-people, complete with a photo button of abolitionist John Brown pinned to one strap." 

At least he's not an "unpatriotic neo-Confederate."

The source article on this is over 10 years old, but still quite interesting - and revealing.

William Ayers is Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired).


13thBama said...

Did we change the definition of "Distinguished"?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

It can mean different things, i.e.:

"conspicuous; marked"

(per Dictionary.com)


13thBama said...

You will notice that he stood on that flag deep within an alley and not on the corner where everyone could see him. He was a coward as a terrorist and is a coward as an activist.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Good observation. Maybe the lighting was better there. ;o)