Given the level of interest generated by the Affirmative Action Bake Sale, the Cardinal Conservatives have invited Ward Connerly, the founder and President of the American Civil Rights Institute, to come speak to the campus on the issue of affirmative action and how race and gender preferences are harmful. Please join us!
- Date: Wednesday, December 8
- Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
- Place: PAC 001
- Cost: Free
- For More Information on Mr. Connerly: Click here
With all the activism and discussion going on around campus recently, such as about race, upperclassmen might have had an empty feeling at the bottom of their stomachs. It wasn’t like this before. Something… maybe you didn’t know what… was missing from this political discussion compared to ones in previous years.
The answer is: Mytheos Holt ’10, the voice you could trust to always show a conservative/Republican point of view that horrified some Wesleyan students. He may be off campus, but he’s not going away. He has his own opinion on the Cardinal Conservative’s Affirmative Action Bake Sale, over at the National Review Online. Analyzing Prof. Potter’s email to one of the organizers of the bake sale, he concludes:
So let me get this straight. If a form of political speech might possibly offend minority students and their “allies” (whatever that means), that form of political speech is de facto racist, regardless of whether it relies on true premises, or makes a cogent point. This kind of reason-averse tribalism might be understandable from some junior, tenure-deprived pup looking to score points in her ethnic-studies department, but for a full, tenured professor in the history department to send this to a student (who I understand is an underclassman, to boot) is, well, just a little disturbingly overzealous.
Read the full post here.