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Texas A&M students petition for affirmative action for athletic teams
Campus Reform ^

Posted on 02/23/2012 4:09:02 PM PST by oliverdarcy

Texas A&M recently reaffirmed their commitment to affirmative action.

University President, Dr. Loftin, wrote a letter to the campus community explaining that "the university has developed an affirmative action program" dedicated to increasing the amount of minorities at the school and has established an "annual placement goal" at the university.

To highlight the absurdity of affirmative action policies, conservative students at Texas A&M circulated a satirical petition around campus.

The conservative students asked their liberal peers, who were in favor of race-based preferences, if they would also be in favor of applying such policies to the school's athletic teams.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxCEKaKCXec

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction

1 posted on 02/23/2012 4:09:12 PM PST by oliverdarcy
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To: oliverdarcy

This made me laugh. It’s good to see young conservatives stretching their wings with humor.


2 posted on 02/23/2012 4:17:35 PM PST by catbertz (Easter egg...I wants it.)
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To: oliverdarcy

bump


3 posted on 02/23/2012 4:22:51 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: oliverdarcy
I love it! Exposing the hypocrisy and bigotry of affirmative action.
4 posted on 02/23/2012 4:24:43 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: oliverdarcy

Would an AA program for the NBA be asking too much?


5 posted on 02/23/2012 4:25:14 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: oliverdarcy
ROTFLMAO!

Go conservative Aggies!

6 posted on 02/23/2012 4:28:03 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: oliverdarcy

Welcome to the SEC, Tex A&M. You best get the conservative points in now. Before long your voice will be stiffled.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 4:32:26 PM PST by Terry Mross (Difference between a conservative / liberal-obvious. Difference between a rep and a dem? None)
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To: exit82
Would an AA program for the NBA be asking too much?

Afirmative Action or Alchoholics Anonymous?

Both?

8 posted on 02/23/2012 4:34:32 PM PST by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: oliverdarcy
Funny watching these people twist in the wind whilst they try to justify and defend discrimination in one form while at the same time trying to deny it in another. Also, note that the reaction of the first guy in the video was to run away and avoid his obvious hypocrisy....typical of AA supporters.
9 posted on 02/23/2012 4:35:45 PM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: magslinger

Either would be an improvement.


10 posted on 02/23/2012 4:35:56 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Terry Mross
This set of clips raises an excellent point, but I'm not sure the comparison between academics and athletics really stands up well. Athletics, as my former philosophy professor pointed out years ago, is one of the few areas of life that truly exists as a meritocracy. The reason for this is simple: every athletic contest (the word "contest" even adds particular weight to it) or group of contests is supposed to be an attempt to determine a winner and a loser. Maybe it's one game, or maybe it's a season-long campaign. But in the end, the ultimate objective is to determine a winner or a champion of some kind.

There are really no other walks of life where this holds true, or certainly not to the extent that it does in sports. There is nothing wrong with a classroom full of students who all get an A+ on an exam, or for a semester (provided they truly earn it, of course). Conversely, there is nothing wrong with a group of students who all fail to make the grade in an academic setting. That's just the way life works in those fields. That's because there is no underlying presumption that "success" in an academic field must, by definition, come at the expense of someone else.

I agree 100% with the point the Texas A&M students are trying to make, but I don't think the argument really works well. I thought that similar episode where a bunch of conservative students held a bake sale -- with prices that varied by race and gender -- to be far more effective.

11 posted on 02/23/2012 4:43:00 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child
The conservative students asked their liberal peers, who were in favor of race-based preferences, if they would also be in favor of applying such policies to the school's athletic teams.

How about asking the liberals to give up their position as students at the school for a minority student to take their place?

12 posted on 02/23/2012 4:45:14 PM PST by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: Terry Mross
They should have never left the Big 12......

Personally I will miss them.

13 posted on 02/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: TheDon

Very good! That’s an even better way to approach it.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 4:55:47 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: exit82

That’s why I added “Both?”


15 posted on 02/23/2012 5:02:44 PM PST by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: Alberta's Child
Ummmmm...let's say I went to take a test for a job that is vital to the security of the U.S.A. I scored a 100....but a black person, and a brown person both scored 95's, and no one scored higher.....and they gave the job to one of them...because of AA.

I was the winner...but became the loser because of AA. And despite my score...maybe security of the U.S.A. was lessened. Was security less...at the expense of me?

16 posted on 02/23/2012 5:06:03 PM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: TheDon

Like if all liberals were white?????


17 posted on 02/23/2012 5:07:16 PM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: Alberta's Child

I’ll quibble: I think the basic argument here is that there are a limited number of spaces either in the classroom or on the athletic team, and either you want the best people there or you don’t.

Success on the team is clearer and more quickly determined than success after graduation, but the question of what is more valuable in the long run, and to whom, a state championship or a productive class of graduates, cannot be ignored.


18 posted on 02/23/2012 5:09:15 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: oliverdarcy

When we said “affirmative action”, we didn’t mean for you racist white crackers.

Now pay your taxes - your government is broke. :)


19 posted on 02/23/2012 5:13:03 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: oliverdarcy

Does affirmative action for football and basketball mean allowing students with GPA’s of 3.0 or higher in legitimate majors to play on the team?


20 posted on 02/23/2012 5:19:22 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Alberta's Child

I guess the acceptance policy should just be show for classes. If everyone that applies is automatically accepted then theoretically there are no losers. Isn’t the argument about AA for entrance to the university or programs within the university?

Remember the entrance requirements are a screening program to ensure the students admitted will be successful and be high performers. This is a selling point for universities as they all “compete” for the best students (successful students contribute as alumni). Academia is a very competitive world and student professional placement and success is just as competitive with appropriate bragging rights as a sports championship.

There is no difference just different trophies and fans. Great Job Students.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 5:25:28 PM PST by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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To: Osage Orange

As an Aggie, I miss the old Southwest Conference. I don’t think we should have left the Big 12.

I will miss playing Texas. My dad and older brothers were Aggies before me, and our Thanksgivings always centered around that game.


22 posted on 02/23/2012 5:42:51 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Osage Orange

As an Aggie, I miss the old Southwest Conference. I don’t think we should have left the Big 12.

I will miss playing Texas. My dad and older brothers were Aggies before me, and our Thanksgivings always centered around that game.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 5:43:04 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Alberta's Child

Are not spots at the best educational institutions finite?

Shouldn’t they be determined by merit.

Wouldn’t success for the winners mean failure for the losers here as well?


24 posted on 02/23/2012 5:44:13 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: luckystarmom

First no bonfire, then no TU game.

They’ll need to make an addition to the Campusology book:

“What does ‘Saw Varsity’s horns off’ refer to in the Aggie War Hymn?”


25 posted on 02/23/2012 5:58:30 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Billyv
Academia is a very competitive world and student professional placement and success is just as competitive with appropriate bragging rights as a sports championship.

So..why are all these colleges graduating all these students with advanced degrees in "World Religions", Black Studies", "Humanities", "Modern Dance", and such...if professional placement and success are so important?

26 posted on 02/23/2012 6:07:58 PM PST by Osage Orange (A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.)
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To: D-fendr

At least A&M does have automatic admittance for high academics. We live in California, and my son was just admitted because he is in the top quarter of his class and he scored over a 30 on his ACT.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 8:52:52 AM PST by luckystarmom
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