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Amherst Student Senate 'Diversity Seats' Exclude Conservatives [Hold Muh Senate Seat Alert!]
FOX News ^ | Nov. 22, 2002 | Alisyn Camerota

Posted on 11/22/2002 8:13:13 AM PST by ewing

These days, defining diversity seems to be the big issue on campus.

But at Amherst College in Mass. they are doing more than just talking about it.

They're adding 'diversity seats' to the 32 member Student Senate for groups that have been 'historically silenced.'

Five candidates representing different minority groups applied for the seats, including an international student, a homosexual, a Conservative (!!), a Latino, and an Asian.

All but one were chosen-the Conservative candidate.

Ted Hertzberg the conservative student says he deserved the seat for the same reasons the others did.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: amherst; diversity; peoplestateofmass; wackos
I've got nothing...just speechless
1 posted on 11/22/2002 8:13:14 AM PST by ewing
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,71093,00.html
2 posted on 11/22/2002 8:15:58 AM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
Me, too. Link dead.
3 posted on 11/22/2002 8:16:16 AM PST by cruiserman
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To: cruiserman
Try the second one.
4 posted on 11/22/2002 8:40:03 AM PST by ewing
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To: mhking
ping
5 posted on 11/22/2002 8:41:09 AM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
To think that I once believed that marrying a guy from Amherst College would be heaven (it was shortly after Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower married and I think I was easily impressed).

Worse yet--to think that I held this up to my own son as a "goal" college--what a disservice it would have been to his intelligence and waste of our money.

6 posted on 11/22/2002 8:42:37 AM PST by MHT
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To: MHT
Where did your son wind up?
7 posted on 11/22/2002 8:44:51 AM PST by blau993
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To: ewing
Reality mimics the arts...

Check out the "Liberal Crap" daily comic in at the University of Maryland, starting one 4/08 (Spring 2002 -- page 3).

It helps to read about the characters first, though.

http://www.liberalcraponline.com
8 posted on 11/22/2002 8:45:16 AM PST by jae471
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To: ewing
Ted Hertzberg the conservative student says he deserved the seat for the same reasons the others did.

Get a hold of Michael Savage, Ted. You've been disenfranchised.

9 posted on 11/22/2002 8:51:34 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: ewing
Unbelievable. Then again, it's Massachusetts, right?
10 posted on 11/22/2002 8:55:28 AM PST by Motherhood IS a career
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To: Lizavetta
I bet O' Reilly and Hannity would be interested as well.
11 posted on 11/22/2002 9:02:46 AM PST by ewing
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To: jae471
You mean they actaully allow that to run in the Student paper?
12 posted on 11/22/2002 9:05:14 AM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
I guess that is an indirect admission by the dems (representing a diverse collection of minorities) that the conservatives are a majority and that algore couldn't have won the popular vote in 2000.
13 posted on 11/22/2002 9:05:14 AM PST by ampat
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To: ampat
I love the 'categories' of disenfranchised minorities that are competing for Amherst College Senate representation.. Asians, Latinos, Blacks, Homosexuals, and CONSERVATIVES!
14 posted on 11/22/2002 9:08:30 AM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
Dear Amherst Student Senate:

I am sitting in the smallest room of my house.

I a reading a written report which I hold before me. I describes the Student Senate's decision to exclude conservative representation.

Soon this report and my feelings about you will be behind me.

15 posted on 11/22/2002 9:15:10 AM PST by friendly
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To: ewing
I really enjoyed this post. Here's why.

When I was in college I applied for admission to a collegiate honoary (ODK), and as part of the process I had to write an essay on how I could make their organization more "diverse." Somewhat offended by this idiotic essay topic, I penned a perverse response that they should want me in their organization since I was a conservative and hence a minority on the campus.

Of course, they didn't let me in. I didn't care very much since I was already a member of Phi Beta Kappa, but I always thought my essay had everything to do with my rejection.
16 posted on 11/22/2002 9:20:32 AM PST by bourbon
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To: ewing
Yeah. But this semester, its "balanced" by the Stalinist editorial cartoon. Click here for a sample of the editorial: http://www.inform.umd.edu/News/Diamondback/archives/2002/11/21/cartoon.html

17 posted on 11/22/2002 9:21:59 AM PST by jae471
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To: bourbon
Good for you! I bet that opened a lot of eyes on the nominating board..
18 posted on 11/22/2002 9:27:06 AM PST by ewing
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To: jae471
At least they have one conservative cartoon!
19 posted on 11/22/2002 9:28:41 AM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
I wish.

I suspect, in actuality, I caused them to laugh heartily for the split second it took them to toss my application into the garbage can. I doubt they gave the arguments it contained the slightest consideration.

I will say this though. It was fun to stick it to them in any way, however small. Honestly, I didn't want to be part of any organization that would discriminate conservatives in such a fashion.
20 posted on 11/22/2002 9:40:57 AM PST by bourbon
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To: blau993
We bought National Review's Guide to Colleges, which condemned Amherst and Yale, and used its table of contents as our list. He ended up at William and Mary, which has been very challenging but great preparation for grad school.
21 posted on 11/22/2002 5:50:30 PM PST by MHT
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To: ewing
I think the kid eventually ended up on The O'Reilly Factor.
Sad story, but very typical of the Pioneer Valley.
22 posted on 04/11/2003 10:15:08 AM PDT by Lazymeatball
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