Date: 7/28/20 6:16 am
From: <scott...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Warning Re: Early Female Ornithologist Florence M. Bailey visits Texas & Mexico in 1900 (1916 Condor)
So, if I hate everybody, I can’t be a racist. Good to know. What other specious arguments can be made to excuse racism and white supremacy? Don’t be shy now. Fly that freak flag high!



From: <texbirds-bounce...> <texbirds-bounce...> On Behalf Of John and Glennah Trochet
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:47 PM
To: <scott...>
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Subject: [texbirds] Re: Warning Re: Early Female Ornithologist Florence M. Bailey visits Texas & Mexico in 1900 (1916 Condor)



Dear TexBirders,



I am not going to dispute the assertion that FMB wrote disparagingly of people of the borderlands, or to defend her. I have not read the papers referred to in this space. But I had the same initial impression of John Whitehead when I read his Exploration of Mount Kinabalu, North Borneo. But elsewhere in the book he expressed similar withering opinions of fellow Brits and other Europeans. In sum, he seemed to possess a general misanthropy. So there is another possible, though probably less likely, explanation for the views regarding peoples of different recent backgrounds held by Mrs. Bailey.



Best,

John Trochet

Sacramento



On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 5:50 AM <scott...> <mailto:<scott...> > wrote:

Thanks for the caveat. There is no acceptable level of white supremacy.



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Sent: Friday, July 24, 2020 8:00 PM
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Subject: [texbirds] Warning Re: Early Female Ornithologist Florence M. Bailey visits Texas & Mexico in 1900 (1916 Condor)



Texbirders:



One trigger warning on the article. Florence is what I in 2020 would easily call racist in her descriptions of the people in the border region. Best to enjoy her colorful bird and flower descriptions and realize that her unfortunate attitude towards people was presumably regrettably typical for 1900.



John Berner

Houston, TX






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John Trochet
Sacramento, California
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