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艺术史躺枪,奥巴马Sorry

(2014-02-20 20:58:15)
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艺术史躺枪,奥巴马Sorry

话说奥巴马上个月在威斯康辛州一家工厂就经济问题发表讲话时说了这么一句大实话:I promise you, folks can make a lot more potentially with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree(我敢说,各位亲们掌握熟练制造业技术或者贸易啥的,比拿个艺术史学位多挣很多钱呢)。此话一出,奥巴马马上觉得失言,马上对发笑的听众补充了一句,Now, nothing wrong with an art history degree. I love art history. So I don’t want to get a bunch of emails from everybody (拿个艺术史学位当然没有错,我喜欢艺术史。我可不想收到一堆抗议电邮啊)。

艺术史躺枪,奥巴马Sorry

艺术史专业躺枪,奥斯汀得克萨斯大学艺术史教授Ann Collins Johns坐不住了,在在白宫网站留言表示抗议。

没想到,几天以后她得到总统本人手写的便条回应:

艺术史躺枪,奥巴马Sorry

Ann —
Let me apologize for my off-the-cuff remarks. I was making a point about the jobs market, not the value of art history. As it so happens, art history was one of my favorite subjects in high school, and it has helped me take in a great deal of joy in my life that I might otherwise have missed.
So please pass on my apology for the glib remark to the entire department, and understand that I was trying to encourage young people who may not be predisposed to a four year college experience to be open to technical training that can lead them to an honorable career.
Sincerely,
Barack Obama

(我对自己出格的言论表示道歉。我当时是说就业市场,而不是说艺术史的价值…巧的是,艺术史是我高中最喜欢的课程之一…”

您猜猜,Ann Collins Johns教授收到总统亲笔致歉信是什么反应?她说:

I was stunned. Whoever really thinks … the man has time to do this(我和我的伙伴们全都惊呆了…这哥们居然有时间干这事(回信))。

 

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/02/obama-makes-nice-with-art-history-professor-with-handwritten-apology/

 

 

艺术史躺枪,奥巴马Sorry

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