The picture shows Obama’s handwritten “Apologize” to the letter
According to media reports, after an art history professor expressed anger at US President Barack Obama’s comments last month, Obama apologized for his handwritten note.
Obama said in a speech on economic issues at a factory in Wisconsin last month that people who want to master manufacturing technology or other industry technologies will make more money than an art history degree.
But Obama immediately added to the laughter audience, “It’s certainly not wrong to take an art history degree. I like art history. I don’t want to get a bunch of protest emails. ”
But Ann Collins Johns, a professor of art history at the University of Texas at Austin, felt insulted and registered on the White House website to protest.
A few days later, she received a response from the President himself. “I apologize for my extraordinary remarks. I was talking about the job market at the time, not the value of art history. ”
Obama also said, “Occasionally, art history is a favorite course in my high school. & rdquo; The White House scanned the president’s handwritten note and emailed it to Johns. The original was sent by normal mail.
Obama’s note was published on the art blog hyperallergic.com. The report said that the White House did not dispute the authenticity of the note, but did not make more comments.
Johns said she was amazed by the president’s response she appreciated and said she should not waste his time.
Responsible Editor: Zhang Xiaofang