Also, she specializing in the most important issue facing us today as law students, attorneys (employed or not), professors, administrators, and the public: the need for more law review articles.
From: Leong, Nancy (NLeong@law.du.edu)
To: L*****, B**** [censored for privacy reasons]
Subject: Re: Scumbloggers dispute
Greetings & salutations again B****,
I just wanted to know if you are following up on that recent comment (Aug 11, 2012 8:14:41 PM) I wrote defending the need for more law review articles and their importance in modern legal jurisprudence. I gave the scumbloggers hell on that, and I know you agree with me, by default, since you above all know which side our bread is buttered most. I ignored their puerile comments entirely, as we should do whenever it is possible to ignore oppression—I'm not sure what else we can do about it at the moment. Some oppression of POCNNL is to be expected from time to time.
I also know you helped encourage me in my masterpiece (you called it so, not me!), The Open Restrooms at the Trucker's Rest Stop: Narratives and Intimate Encounters of the American Long-Haul Dream; also my tour-de-force (you called it so again!), How to do things with Women's words, as opposed to other words that others might use (besides women), [note: Leong actually delivered this under an abbreviated title at the "Symposium Honoring the Work of Professor Ann Scales", at the University of Denver School of Law on March 30, 2013]; and Racial Capitalism: How society profits by exploiting People of Color named Nancy Leong (POCNNL) and what we as a society can do to prevent it and give Nancy Leong a full professorship immediately.
(I don't know why you told me not to use the whole subtitle, it is long but thoroughly (and professionally) clarifying.)
You also know, and I am sure you remember well, my earlier presentation of The Persistent Gender Disparity in Student Note Publication which I gave in Denver. I still must admit that it disappoints me greatly but even now, besides my own work, nothing has changed in the quality of our in-house contributors, both student and faculty.
Really I am still disappointed in how POCNNL studies have only slowly caught on fire; honestly, for reasons not entirely known to me, they only really fascinate my own 1L students (before grades come out; afterwards I lose much of my audience—ADD generation again, I suppose). Here is my latest copy, I hope you will proofread the synopsis again for my second edition of "Racial Capitalism", which I have been generously asked to submit for this summer's edition of our own law review, Havard passing on its republication:
Oppression of People of Color named Nancy Leong (POCNNL) has serious negative consequences both for Nancy Leong and for society as a whole. The process of exploiting POCNNL relies upon and reinforces commodification of racial/NL identity, thereby degrading that identity by reducing it to another thing to be bought and sold. Commodification can also foster racial/NL resentment by causing non-white people (if named Nancy Leong) to feel used or exploited by those not named Nancy Leong. The superficial process of assigning monetary value to POCNNL within a system of racial/non-NL capitalism displaces measures that would lead to meaningful social reform. To conclude, in an idealized society, oppression of POCNNL will no longer occur.
Catch ya lata alligata,