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University Shuts Down Anti-Affirmative Action Bake Sale
Associated Press via FoxNews.com ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Posted on 09/25/2003 7:43:48 AM PDT by Poseidon

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:37:17 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

DALLAS Southern Methodist University (search) shut down a bake sale Wednesday in which cookies were offered for sale at different prices, depending on the buyer's race or gender.

The sale was organized by the Young Conservatives of Texas, who said it was intended as a protest of affirmative action (search).


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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters
KEYWORDS: aa; affirmativeaction; bakesale; college; cookies; diversity; doublestandard; hypocrisy; pc; politicallycorrect; racebaiting; racialdivision; racism; smu; texas; university; ussupremecourt
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Matt Houston, a 19-year-old sophomore, called the group's price list offensive.

"My reaction was disgust because of the ignorance of some SMU students," said Houston, who is black. "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."

Sounds like it's based on race to me...

1 posted on 09/25/2003 7:43:49 AM PDT by Poseidon
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To: Poseidon
People who recieve favoritism are alway's going to percieve things differently than the one's having to pay for it. It's blatantly biased against whites but it doesn't seem to matter, so much for equal rights.
2 posted on 09/25/2003 7:47:10 AM PDT by HELLRAISER II (your)
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To: Poseidon
"My reaction was disgust because of the ignorance of some SMU students," said Houston, who is black. "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."

Why, Matt. They were just trying to build a diverse bake sale community. What's the problem? You need to have a snack and relax.

3 posted on 09/25/2003 7:49:33 AM PDT by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: Poseidon
I love these SMU students. This is a great stunt.
4 posted on 09/25/2003 7:52:31 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Poseidon
It's not based on race. It's based on bringing a diverse community to a certain organization."

LOL

5 posted on 09/25/2003 7:54:39 AM PDT by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: staytrue
Great stunt indeed.

Reminds me of smoking cigars outside the Student Union on Great American Smoke-Out Day in November.
6 posted on 09/25/2003 7:55:30 AM PDT by JohnGalt (Attention Pseudocons: Wilsonianrepublic.com is still available)
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To: Poseidon
Matt Houston? Wasn't that a bad television detective show?
7 posted on 09/25/2003 7:56:20 AM PDT by 38special
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To: All
Good time to read my tagline.
8 posted on 09/25/2003 7:58:31 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (Those who preach tolerance seem to have the least for my views.)
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To: 38special
yeah, it was about a clueless black guy who went around solving crimes by making inaccurate observations about social situations.
9 posted on 09/25/2003 8:00:21 AM PDT by Semaphore Heathcliffe ("Allow myself to introduce...myself.")
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To: Poseidon
The posting of the original DMN article about the incident included this nugget:

""I felt they were attempting to make Hispanics and blacks feel inferior. We jumped over the same hoops to get there.""

...... and you didn't have to pay full price for the cookies either...

10 posted on 09/25/2003 8:01:43 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Veni Vidi Velcro)
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To: Poseidon
"My reaction was disgust because of the ignorance of some SMU students," said Houston, who is black. "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.e. "Achieving diversity of race isn't based on race, it's based on diversity." The sad thing is, five of the most repected legal minds in the country actually bought that argument.
11 posted on 09/25/2003 8:02:33 AM PDT by Texas Federalist
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Matt Houston, a 19-year-old sophomore...My reaction was disgust because of the ignorance of some SMU students...

Yeah, I used to say all kinds of stoopid sh!t when I was that age too. Though this guy sounds like an overly blovating a$$ bag who has been brainwashed by the liberal intelligensia.

12 posted on 09/25/2003 8:03:24 AM PDT by mattdono
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To: Poseidon
I'm just so sure the ACLU is mounting a free speech lawsuit in support of this group (although can't hold my breath that long. lol).
13 posted on 09/25/2003 8:04:53 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Poseidon
" It's not based on race. It's based on bringing a diverse community to a certain organization."

... and therefore the brothers were so righteously angry that they "confronted" those holding the sale, causing the University to shut it down because it was creating an unsafe situation.

14 posted on 09/25/2003 8:06:22 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (South-south-west, south, south-east, east....)
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"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."

It would only be about free speech if the cookies were shaped like gay men or a cruicifix dipped in urine. Then, the campus police would be called out to protect the Liberals selling the cookies, and anyone who objected would be denounced as a small-minded Christian bigot.

Also note that THEY, the Liberal Intelligencia, get to determine the definition of "hostile environment." It is always the Libs who determine who is the opressed, and who is the opressor...

15 posted on 09/25/2003 8:07:22 AM PDT by 50sDad ("There are FOUR LIGHTS! FOUR LIGHTS!")
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To: Poseidon
The group sold three cookies during its protest, raising $1.50.


Hmmm... they must have sold the three cookies to Hispanics, given their rates.
16 posted on 09/25/2003 8:11:10 AM PDT by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: Poseidon
An enterprising black student would have snapped up the whole table of cookies at 25 cents apiece, and then quickly set up his own table to sell to everyone at 50 cents apiece. Much more profitable to pounce on an "opportunity" than to whine about a "hostile situation".
17 posted on 09/25/2003 8:11:59 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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"It was really an issue where we had a hostile environment being created."

As when, oh say..... one person has more required of him/her than another of different race/gender in order to qualify for the same (public funded) benefit? Hmmmmm.

18 posted on 09/25/2003 8:12:32 AM PDT by Feckless
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To: 50sDad
So you're thinking that the director of the Student Center (a glorified cafeteria manager) is a member of 'the Liberal Intelligencia'?
19 posted on 09/25/2003 8:16:09 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Veni Vidi Velcro)
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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."

Translation- if enough members of aggrieved groups get together and start shouting, they'll get their way.

Who created the hostile environment Mr. moore? The students having the bake sale, or the people yelling at them and potentially threatening a riot?

20 posted on 09/25/2003 8:16:23 AM PDT by Modernman ("Oh no, the dead have risen and they're voting Republican"- Lisa Simpson)
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