Words almost fail me.
Anyone who has ever been to a science or engineering graduate school will certainly tell you certain demographics are so underrepresented as to be virtually absent. You basically have two choices: Accept that this gross disparity between representation in these echelons of academia and the population at large is a result of systemic bias, or a result of some inferior trait of those demographics.
Clearly, the Justice Dept. and the Bush admin. feel the best way to deal with this difficult issue is to accuse a Universty seeking to spend a little over a million dollars on about 120 people of color of somehow violating the civil rights of white males.
The junior senator From IL puts it aptly:
“…start resorting to…wedge issues as a way of helping themselves politically.”
Gee, d’ya think?
Have these people no shame? At long last, have they no sense of decency? Is there no positive accomplishement of this society that they will not attempt to besmirch, trample on, or rend usunder to appeal to the most rabid and morally bereft elements of the radicalized right wing?
Could the rising star of a potentiall Democratic statesman also be the target of this hideous legal assault on the mission of higher learning? Why otherwise make IL the battleground in this new skirmish of the “culture wars”?
With anti-war churches getting selectively targeted for reprimand by the IRS, it seems only natural in retrospect Bush would set his sight on the Ivory Tower in his counterattack against those who question and challenge his malfeasance and warmongering idiocy.
And we have three more years of the fucking bastard pulling shit like this. Every time I think they can’t go any fucking lower, they outdo themselves yet again in spectacular fashion. I can only hope my esteem for Bush and his henchmen can’t get any lower, because I shudder to think what it would take to do so. I can only hope, but I wouldn’t be all that surprised. Fuck the lot of them.