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Racist Cookies

Here’s what the Dallas Morning News had to say about the “affirmative action bake sale” at SMU. My newspaper’s editorial board supports affirmative action (I dissent from the majority on this), but we said collectively that SMU’s administration ought to be ashamed of itself for shutting down the conservative protest. It’s infuriating that the SMU folks, when confronted by the prospect of violence over this protest, sent in security not to protect the controversial speech, but to gag the protesters. But that’s life on campus these days. Here’s something you might not know about SMU: the university, which is Laura Bush’s alma mater, is competing with Baylor University in Waco to be the location for the George W. Bush Presidential Library. As he’s making his decision, the president ought to take note of how student conservatives are treated by the SMU administration.

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