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Elsie Owusu ‘death threat’ email revealed in full


I wouldn't consider it a beautifully written e-mail, and its horse-parable reference is bizarre. The overuse of 'big words' and attempts at poetic sentences is designed to imply wit and intellectual agility. Quite simply it's very bourgeois bullying. He tries to make her feel as if 'everyone' (us) is feeling insulted by 'you', and therefore 'you' (Elsie) are an outsider. It's playground politics, and as S. Blackburn points out, does nothing for the integrity of the profession. Lastly, the comment: "I champion the celebration of cultural diversity as evidenced, I hope, by my passion and enthusiasm for my own Celtic tribe, the Cornish..." The Cornish!!! Seriously, this guy needs to get a grip.

Posted date

1 August, 2018

Posted time

2:44 pm