September 26, 2003

Idiotarian Of The Day

(via Drudge) I saw this article about a bake sale intended to protest affirmative action:

"Southern Methodist University 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.

A sign said white males had to pay $1 for a cookie. The price was 75 cents for white women, 50 cents for Hispanics and 25 cents for blacks.

Members of the conservative group said they meant no offense and were only trying to protest the use of race or gender as a factor in college admissions."

Wow. The idea was ballsy, harsh, and (IMO) just a little bit beyond the bounds of decorum, but they got their point across.

Or maybe not. Congratulations to Matt Houston, 19, a sophomore at SMU, who wins Idiotarian Of The Day for his response:

"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."

So tell me again exactly how that's done?

Posted by Chris at September 26, 2003 05:25 AM

Category: Campus Stupidity

There was another one I liked better a while back, the cookies had 2 prices, one was the fair market value, and the other included the costs of welfare, social security, medicare, etc. People didn't like that one either.

Posted by: Analog Mouse at September 26, 2003 06:43 AM

Sounds like the Bureaucrash's stunt with the WTO protestors in Cancun, selling sodas at either the 'fair trade' price ($2) or the 'free trade' price (50 cents).

Posted by: Chris at September 27, 2003 11:19 PM