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Monday, June 23, 2003

Quotas/Diversity: Break out the beer, Flyer had his first run-in with the Razor's edge. I have to admit that I'm surprised to find all of us agreeing that diversity is not enough skirt to cover the ass-crack of the 14th Amendment. I think Razor sums it up just right: What's the difference between reaching a "critical mass" of minorities and an actual quota? It would, at the very least, require a belief in an actual physical principle whereby learning starts a chain reaction when enough brown skin is gathered on campus. Otherwise, I suppose, the white kids sit around dully, like some unrefined uranium ore. (Note, of course, that an inverse principle is not in effect at places like Howard University, a storied institution that has managed to succeed without giving spots to whites, Jews, and Asians.)

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