Sunday, October 16, 2011

Gwen Fortune: “Today, there are tens of thousands of 'genetic' Philippa Schuylers, being hugged and allowed to grow.”

[Philippa Duke Schuyler]

Gwendoline Y. Fortune, Ed.D. comments on Colour of Genius, the 20-minute BBC Radio 3 documentary on Philippa Duke Schuyler, which aired Oct. 14:

I listened to the BBC program on Philippa Schuyler, and found it very interesting. I read the entry on her father in Wikipedia. I had forgotten her father's conservative political position. So was surprised by that mention on Phillipa. When one considers the source, her conservatism is understandable. Her mother was described as a "liberal." Not so, if she was connected with the John Birch Society.

This does not detract from Philippa's genius. Her tragic life is testimony to the insanity of our world at personal and public interface. I was getting into my car at the grocery and saw a child, eight or nine, who resembled Phillipa Schuyler. Her father exited the car and took her hand. The father was black, with dreadlocks. Both seemed happy. Today, there are tens of thousands of "genetic" Philippa Schuylers, being hugged and allowed to grow. The theory of Dr. Watson, not to hug children, was cruel.
Gwen

1 comment:

Questionaut said...

I enjoyed the programme too, but how come none of her music seems to have been recorded? There is nothing of hers on either YouTube or Amazon, and a Google search brings up nothing to listen to either.