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Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Les Ernest Annotation pdf (55,180 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Les Ernest
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (55,180 Bytes)
Date:
1988-11-15 (November 15, 1988)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Ernest, Les
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: SAM Science and Man Series
Box Number: 105
Folder Number: 12
Unique Identifier:
BBGDLZ
Accession Number:
92
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Writings
SubSeries: Science and Man
Folder: S11: "Virginia 'Biology' Based on Delusion" (25 September 1966)
Transcript:
11/16/88 arr
Les Earnest
[stamped, NOV 15 1988]
Dear Les
Thank you for your wonderful article. My few efforts to rectify the system have been less effective than your own. The world isn't ready.
I believe the U.S. took a grave step backward by institutionalizing rather than erasing race, and have often said so. At least it is evolving into a cultural more than a biological concept (a Spaniard is certainly not a Hispanic!) so that self-definition is one feeble [?] outlet. "Who is a Jew" has never not been an issue, emerging again in Israel! My mother taught me, a Jew is one whom Hitler (or x) will never stop persecuting, will never allow to forget that label. Perhaps we could use that. Very good to hear from you; and thank you for Imagen.
Joshua.
P275
S11 p 214
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
Node:  Earnest, Les; computer scientist Stanford, and related to
the development of Imagen laser-printer; see computer history
listserv's 1999 ff;

KW: his article on racial classification; cf my SAM-11;
"I believe the U.S. took a grave step backward by institutionmalizing
rather than erasing race, and have often said so.
  At least it is evolving into a cultural more than a
biological concept. (A Spaniard is certainly not a
Hispanic!) so that self-definition is one feeble outlet.
"Who is a Jew" has never not been an issue, emerging again
in Israel!  My mother taught me, a Jew is one whom Hitler
(or --x--) will never stop persecuting, will never allow
to forget that label.;  In published version at least, he
cites P-214 which I sent him herewith.;
EARNEST L, AN COMPUTERS COPE WITH HUMAN RACES
    COMMUN ACM 32: (2) 174-182 FEB 1989 ;

jl 7/1/00