Monday, February 18

‘Angry white males’ aim rage in wrong direction

‘Angry white males’ aim rage in wrong direction Attack needed against American policies which make affirmative action necessary By Joshua Silverman Affirmative action, a modest policy supporting equal representation in work and schools for groups traditionally excluded from mainstream participation, is under attack, and the loudest person sounding his alarm is the prototypical "angry white male." According to popular conservative rhetoric (Newt, Pat and Pete), the "angry white male" is a nonracist supporter of equal opportunity who just can’t seem to get ahead because "his job" is occupied by an undeserving female or person of color. Read more...


Letters

Not everyone is laughing Editor: This weekend, Samahang Pilipino held their annual Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN) at Ackerman Grand Ballroom. After the first performance on Saturday night, a couple of the performers and I, all females, were on our way to the Cooperage when we read a very disturbing sign at the entrance to the arcade. Read more...



Letters

Acts of few do not represent religion Editor: The Qur’an states: "O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor." (4:135) Furthermore, "Anyone who saves one life, it is as if he has saved the whole of mankind and anyone who has killed another person unless it be for murder or spreading mischief on earth, it is as if he has killed the whole of mankind." (5:35) Killing innocent people is a terrible and heinous crime. Read more...


Letters

‘JFK’ junkie Editor: Last week, a student expressed concerns about his missing voter registration card ("Voters beware," Feb. 28). This student implied that because he did not sign an affirmative action petition, the external vice president’s office discarded his voter registration card. Read more...



St. Valentine: love doctor or knife-wielding horror?

St. Valentine: love doctor or knife-wielding horror? Sweat pants, turkey pasta make perfect relationship Any writer who considers him or herself to be a humorist (which unscrambled means thourism, which means nothing) can not stay off the subjects of the opposite gender, sex, love and relationships. Read more...