Saturday, February 19, 2005

What Would Hootie Do...

I hope that Lawrence Summers sticks to his guns and refuses to step down. I find it amazing how narrow minded most college campuses are these days. He stated that his remarks were going to be controversial and thought provoking when he began. I guess its ok for some jerk like Ward Churchill to say controversial and outrageous things and try to pass them off as fact and have students and faculty defend him. Dr. Summers was speaking on the underrepresentation of women in the math and high tech fields. There is no denying that this is the case so why not discuss some of the reason why this may be so. Apparently to say that women may not have an aptitude in this area is a mortal sin. Of course all these women are saying that is has to be discrimination and wont even consider any other opinion. Who can honestly say there are no differences between men and women?

Summers also said “To take a set of diverse examples, the data will, I am confident, reveal that Catholics are substantially underrepresented in investment banking, which is an enormously high-paying profession in our society; that white men are very substantially underrepresented in the National Basketball Association; and that Jews are very substantially underrepresented in farming and in agriculture. These are all phenomena in which one observes underrepresentation, and I think it's important to try to think systematically and clinically about the reasons for underrepresentation.”

To the Left a person can not even discuss the obvious because they refuse to take off the blinders that a college campus puts on them. Dr. Summers gained notoriety a while back by offending a leading professor of black studies at Harvard, Cornel West, who promptly left and went to Princeton University. What was his offense? He told Dr. West to do what he was being paid to do – teach.
My suggestion to Dr. Summers is to do what Hootie Johnson did at Augusta Country Club last year. Tell all these whining feminists and neutered male students and faculty drop dead…


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