The YTC 'bake sale,' itself merely a political event, was no more racist that affirmative action itself. That was the entire point; I'm sorry you missed it.
Comparisons to white supremicists, then, are clearly unwarranted.
Byron, this sort of behavior on the part of the YCT shouldn't surprise us!
And SMU shut down the bake sale.
Remind me again, whose dissent is being crushed in America? Has John Ashcroft done anything so oppressive as shutting down the SMU protest against affirmative action?
I updated this a little bit to explain my position a bit further...
Here is the letter to UT students from President Larry Faulkner regarding the incident descibed in the first paragraph:
Dear Members of the University Community:
This morning our campus was the target of an ugly racist flyer from an
outside organization. This kind of material has no place in a civil
As I emphasized last spring, this university is founded on the value of each
individual, so we must reject and take steps to eradicate behavior that
casts disrespect on any person because of racial or ethnic identity. We
stand by our commitment to an educational environment in which standards of
civility reflect mutual respect among the diverse members of our campus.
Such an environment is critical to the academic success of students, and
ultimately, the success of our university. The open forum for speech and
debate on the campus is limited to students, faculty, and staff. This
outside organization has no right to speak on the campus, and to the best of
our ability we will enforce the rules that exclude this organization from
Larry R. Faulkner
Taking random assholes who get chased out of the GOP convention as evidence for the general views of everyone there is lame. That's like me saying that the guy who said I should be shot is representative of your website.
The YCT flyer is dumb. But it is not racist.
This reminds me of what happened a couple years ago, when I discovered some National Alliance (neo-nazi), anti-semitic propaganda attached to the A-Frame for the Steel dance group.
I believe I took down the flier and then wrote an email to Steel informing them that someone had vandalized them.
I also ripped down a sign last year that said "Tony Sanchez is a baby-killin sp**" (derogatory term for Chicanos).
I love this line
"This kind of material has no place in a civil
Wow, cool, he hates freedom.
Dear Mr. Lamasters:
I read your article on Burntorange.com about the YCT "Wanted" fliers that were posted around campus last week. As the creator and author of these posters, I would like to give you my feelings on your article:
First off, I sincerely doubt that you have ever actually SEEN one of these posters on campus. They were posted Wednesday night and I didn't see any of them still up when I got to class Thursday morning. The reason I mention this is because if you HAD seen a poster, you would have realized that the poster in no way paints all Pakistanis as terrorists, nor does it accuse Umer Zamen of any terrorist activities, as you say it does. Everything on that poster came from information drawn from the Daily Texan story, and any attempt to call these fliers racist or xenophobic is sadly mistaken.
I would also like to address the follow-up posting that you added to your story, in which President Faulkner is denouncing the "racist" postings, was directed to an off-campus group that had posted fliers on campus without permission. It has nothing to do with YCT or our posters, and your attempt to link the two is evidence of horrible journalism and pathetic lies. The "first paragraph" you mention in your follow-up is barely 2 lines, while the vast majority of the article is given over to the YCT posters. Given that the article was mostly about YCT, I find it extremely likely that the way in which you posted President Faulkner's statement was deliberate, in order to someohow link his prohibition of OFF-CAMPUS material with Young Conservatives of Texas. Therefore, I strongly request that you issue a statement of clarification that clearly delineates between the group that President Faulkner was referring to, and YCT.
- Kyle Shelton
So, is Mr. Zaman an Arab or a Pakistani? The two are different you know...