Dear Drs. With,
Thank you very much for your interest in speaking at Texas State University. My name is Dr. Pam Wuestenberg, and I am the Chair of the University Lecturer Series. The Provost’s office forwarded your email and information, asking me to respond to your inquiry about speaking at Texas State.
Your life experiences tell a very powerful story, which would benefit any campus to hear. Currently, speakers are brought to campus by individual faculty or programs and the process to obtain funding requires a proposal submission a year in advance. A campus committee later determines what proposals are funded.
Unfortunately, the 2018-2019 funding cycle has been completed and there are no options at the university level to bring you to campus. However, academic departments or special interest programs typically have small amounts of funding, and your request could possibly be of interest to them. I would recommend you reach out to The Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and/or the Leadership Institute at Texas State University.
We appreciate your interest in Texas State students and your offer to help them develop knowledge beyond the classroom. I wish you the best of luck with your requests, and I am sorry we do not have funding for your presentation. Should you need require a document, I have attached a copy of my response to you.
Dr. Pam Wuestenberg
Chair of the University Lecturer Series
Health and Human Performance
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas 866
Dear Drs With,
Thank you for your quick response. I did have an opportunity to read the introduction to your book on Kindle and found it to be interesting, and thought provoking. I will definitely purchase it online. It would be wonderful if more American Black would base their opinions about certain individuals based on objectivity and not subjectivity, otherwise their opinions lack open mindedness and validity. Again thank you for your interest in using a quote from my statement in the Atlanta Black Star article. You are a very powerful thinker and an excellent writer. There were a couple of times while reading the excerpt from your book on Kindle that I was reminded of the writings of Frantz Fanon; especiallly “The Wretched of the Earth.” I look forward to reading your book in it’s entirety.
Good afternoon Drs. With,
Thank you for the encouragement (writing a best seller). Here’s a thought, with your permission I’d like to help you with getting more exposure on the international market for your works in general and in America specifically.
I would like to use excerpts from “Why the race battle is hard to win.” Eventually I’d like to make your book available to my college’s library.
A luta continua
Have a great weekend!
Dr. Charles Richburg
Dear Mr. With,
I have read your book: heartbreaking in content, wonderful in exposing stupidity and sad because it will not receive the Nobel Prize.
I will not put things into perspective. I cannot check whether you may put away some people unnecessarily or on incorrect grounds as people who are no good. I make no attempt, for example, to defend Hugo FM, but you are so generous in being (wanting to be) right that possible honorable motives do not receive sufficient respect or understanding from others. But who am I to judge this when I am laughing how you serve a fool like Frank Kruisland. Or raise my eyebrows if – in my opinion – you are far too lenient about Venetian, the former president of Surinam.
I also don’t want to make the mistake of advising to moderate your tone if you aspire to a larger readership. Now that the crimes against humanity from a few centuries ago to the present day cause harm to millions of people, it is not a matter of moderating the tone. On the contrary. Even if only a few people want to read the book (from start to finish), one thing remains: you are solely responsible for what you write; what others do with it is the responsibility of those others. You only have the certainty that after your death you will be recognized and all those others will not be recognized.
I have made many notes. Usually with passages that I fully endorse, but sometimes also with views that I provide with a question mark. I suppose you think it possible, at least in theory, that a white man is rightly questioning your argument here and there?
I am left with the paragraph on page 241 that begins with the question “How is it possible… ”You don’t answer that question anywhere in the book. Or have I perhaps not noticed it among the thousands of details that crush the reader like a cluster bomb? The question is all the more relevant where you regularly compare the “Red Berets” with the Hindustani part of the Surinamese population. Again with this book, you provide identification to what you wrote earlier in words such as “Why we can’t make it” and “It will never be okay.” But do you ever come up with an answer to that question “How is it possible that …”? If that succeeds, you are done with your life’s work.
Have you ever considered offering this book as a thesis to one or more professors who would dare?
Very small detail without meaning. At the next press, you can correct a typo: it is Bill Maher, not Mahler.
Dr. L. Klinkers