September 26, 2003
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A Concerned Reader Writes From Occupied Arizona
From: Phillip Thomas
A group of Southern Methodist University conservatives held an "Affirmative Action" bake sale the other day. Associated Press reports that
"A sign said white males had to pay $1 for a cookie. The price was 75 cents for white women, 50 cents for Hispanics and 25 cents for blacks."
When asked about his feelings on the event, an outraged young black man named Matt Houston came up with the following gem:
"My reaction was disgust because of the ignorance of some SMU students. They were arguing that affirmative action was solely based on race. It's not based on race. It's based on bringing a diverse community to a certain organization."
I am disappointed to note that Matt's major seems to be Marketing, as a degree in, say, Government might prepare him for the life of politics he was born for. The politically-correct newspeak does seem to roll off his tongue.
We have another classic in the same article. After shutting down the bake sale, a spokesman for SMU said:
"This was not an issue about free speech," Tim Moore, director of the SMU student center, said in a story for Thursday's edition of The Dallas Morning News. "It was really an issue where we had a hostile environment being created."[VDARE.COM NOTE: The Dallas Morning News says in an editorial that Mr. Moore was full of it, or as they more conventionally put it, "exactly wrong."]
Goodness! We can't have anyone questioning the liberal orthodoxy. That would be hostile!
One could speculate how many seconds the ACLU would hold off from suing if a black or "Chicano" student activity had been cracked down on. But physics has yet to devise a measurement small enough to calculate this.