Issues with diversity plan
While the good people of ASCSU and the office of President Penley have nothing but good intentions striving for a more diverse campus, they are eventually leading a prejudicial effort. Resolutions 3605 and 3608 I do cautiously support because being a senator is a job and senators must fulfill their job descriptions. Plus the senators should be trying to reach as many groups as possible in order to inform them about ASCSU and so that the ASCSU members could receive a variety of opinions on legislation. Because we all know, the senators are supposed to be representative of their respective colleges.
ASCSU is not the entity for which I am in quarrel with. The office of the president, in the “Stretch Plan” referenced in “ASCSU President deals in diversity,” will effectively create a quota. For the $100 million based in recruitment and scholarship will not be spent in vain by the university, because whomever they are recruiting will get into the school. This is the exact situation that I and countless others have been faced with while applying for schools. I live in Southern California and our school system (the CSU’s and UC’s) have been trying to diversify. What this means is if I were to check a certain box other then Caucasian or white I would have more “points” applied to my application, therefore making it easier to get in. This is not just some conspiracy I have pulled out of the air. I have talked to friends of different races who admit to this and if you want examples, come talk to me. This is something I would hate to see at our university.
Furthermore I will issue you a caveat: when reading an article, do not read with ignorance. Andrew Angely (a friend) was quoted in the article as stating 88 percent of the campus is white. Well dear reader, I looked at the 2006 demographics report from www.state.co.us and it revealed that 80 percent of Colorado is white. Is CSU really that far off from meeting the average?