Oh, Joy: Another "Affirmative Action" Bake Sale, This Time at Texas Tech

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Watch out -- that kid looks sorta Hispanic.
The Texas Tech group called the Young Conservatives of Texas -- yes, they're the ones who protested a campus sculpture because it allegedly included lesbians and commies -- have had yet another bright idea.

Well, a bright idea that's getting pretty worn out by now, but maybe it's bright to Lubbock.

It's an Affirmative Action Bake Sale, intended, according to the group, "to satirize and draw attention to the injustice of racial favoritism in academia." Satire!! It's funny!!

"Faculty, staff, and students of races currently favored by liberal elites, like African-American or Hispanic, will be able to buy the cookies at a lower price," the group says.

"Racial preferences and favoritism are not just or fair. They only cause more conflict and injustice," said Jeramy Kitchen, the Tech YCT Chairman. "On the state level, our organization favors prohibiting public universities from using race in admissions and hiring."

The event is going on NOW, so it's too late to book a Southwest flight and join in the fun. Even if you're one of those races favored by liberal elites.

And if you're "elite," they'll probably force you to buy petits-fours or some kind of Frenchified sissy dessert.

Just try not to spill anything on the commie-lesbo statue.


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Cjsmith
Cjsmith

The statue that the article so delicately describes as including commies and lesbians actually had police officers being sodomized with javelins and Marxist text books. I support everything that the YCT does and if you actually research what the group stands for then maybe you would end up supporting them as well. Come on Dick do some actual research and let’s not base everything off of your liberal feelings.

Lou
Lou

Actually the race most negatively affected by affirmative action in college admissions is Asian-Americans.

And the fact that they are is all the proof you need that affirmative action is racist and unnecessary.

Wyatt
Wyatt

See what these libs don't understand is that as soon as the Civil Rights Act was signed the effects of hundreds of years of racial inequality immediately disappeared and everyone started back off on equal footing.

Evan
Evan

Also, who are these "liberal elites" at Texas Tech? I always got the sense that a good deal of the elites in Texas came from oil money, which traditionally trends conservative. If they don't like affirmative action then don't like affirmative action, but don't blame it on a nonexistent boogieman.

Sarah Rufca
Sarah Rufca

They are aware that the 10 percent rule replaced any affirmative action in Texas public universities over ten years ago, right? Perhaps without it these young conservatives could have had a shot at A&M.

Evan
Evan

Does "races currently favored by liberal elites" also mean "races previously discriminated against by conservative elites?"

True Freethinker
True Freethinker

But doing actual research may uncover facts that would destroy his Liberal world-view. Much easier to create a fantasy world to live on based on lies and propaganda, that way he can impress his Liberal friends.

True Freethinker
True Freethinker

So you think recent Asian-American immigrants should discriminated against. But of course you're not racist, its OK for Liberals/Progressives to judge people on their race or skin colour.

True Freethinker
True Freethinker

Which groups qualify as minorities? The Irish are a minority in America and were victims of English colonialism to the extent of millions of Irish being killed or expelled from their own country. Now, do the Irish count as an oppressed minority, or do we have "white skin privilege"?

My father was refused jobs because he has an Irish surname, I grew up in poverty as a result. Do I benefit from Affirmative Action? No, Liberals/Progressive only see my "white skin privilege"!

All discrimination is wrong. Affirmative Action is racist Apartheid and should be scrapped. People are people and everyone should be treated equally.

Katy
Katy

According to current affirmative action law, it needs to mean that or else it’s unconstitutional.

For the past 22 years, affirmative action is only legal/constitutional if the institution proposing such a program a) can show a demonstrated history of discrimination, and b) has an end date or one-time number clearly stated, after which the program must end.

I’m sure these campus conservatives know that, though. Right?

Otherwise, this whole bake sale thing would look a little bit silly…

Derp
Derp

Don't make Katy own you again.

Tunnel Mole
Tunnel Mole

If you Irish would sober up just a tad...seriously, though, if you are shortening "it is," stick an apostrophe in there and for Allah's sake, don't spell "colour" with a "u."

There is no "you" in color, or something like that.

Katy
Katy

It's pretty useless arguing the point with whites who want to believe that everyone is discriminating against them, but you are correct here, although about a point which has no relationship with reality.

Because again, that would NOT be legal/constitutional under current affirmative action law.

The City of Richmond case - which took place decades ago - specifically tossed out an affirmative action law that, among other things, protected Inuits. The Court noted that there not only was no proof that the city was correcting a demonstrated history of discrimination against Inuits, but that there was no proof presented that there had ever been an Inuit in the city.

But people with more time to bitch than ability to research use affirmative action as a red herring/bogeyman to explain why they are failures in life ("An unqualified black man took my job!"), when for the past 20+ years, legal affirmative action programs are rare, narrow, and more often than not, STILL unconstitutional.

Happy red herring hunting anyway.

Courtney Burns
Courtney Burns

So it's okay to discriminate, just because somebody's ancestors were discriminated against decades ago? I'm offended that I had an advantage in applying to law school just because I'm a woman; that's paternalistic. How can we claim equality and at the same time demand unfair advantages? It's backwards.

drklassen
drklassen

I you can comprehend the concept of compound interest then you can comprehend how having ancestors who were *owned* *by* *others* means you can not start at the same point as those whose ancestors were allowed to make fortunes because the *owned* *other* *people*.

kylejack
kylejack

Courtney: The history of discrimination is precisely what has created haves and have-nots. Members of privileged classes should not feel guilty for oppression they didn't personally commit, but they should feel a responsibility to set it right. Check out this explanation by Tim Wise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

One should wonder: What advantages was I born with because of my race? What head starts did my family get because of the type of people that we are? What did I inherit that others didn't?

It's easier to win a footrace when you start halfway down the track.

Katy
Katy

You are making the Clarence Thomas argument, more or less. He has always said that a.a. offends him because it makes the white people around him assume he didn't earn his place next to them...

I dunno.

I hope I've never been given something because I fit the right demographic... And I don't know how we can make up for the effects of past institutional discrimination...

Bill
Bill

Women are still paid less for equal work, and not just those women who go on "mommy track." Hope you enjoy your law degree - I'll be earning more with mine because I have testicles.

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