It’s OVER! Actually it’s been over for almost a week now, but I gave my shampoo seminar last Wednesday and just got done evaluating myself. Self-evaluation is a funny thing–I started out dreading it, but then I started watching myself and realized the seminar went waaaaaay better than I thought it would.
Now for something completely different: an interesting, completely non-chemistry-related controversy is going on at UK right now. On Friday the Kentucky Kernel printed an editorial cartoon that depicted what appeared to be the auctioning of a black student to several Greek fraternities. It invoked all kinds of racial stereotypes, and as a result pissed all kinds of people off. What amuses me about the whole controversy is the fact that the cartoon was designed to be anti-Greek, but was taken horribly out of context. Granted it was horrifically drawn and tasteless, and the message could’ve been portrayed a little more “gently,” but all the same I sympathize with its anti-Greek message. It’s become obvious that the cartoonist is nowhere near racist…he’s just a terrible cartoonist, and the whole thing boils down to a bad expression of his opinion.
The Kernel has needed good cartoonists for a while now…hopefully this will be a catalyst for change.