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).

4 comments:

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)

;o)

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)