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Black High School Students Visiting Texas A&M University Harassed, Told to Go Home: Texas Sen. Royce

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  1. TheRealist137

    TheRealist137 Member

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    http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Bl...o-Go-Home-Texas-Sen-Royce-West-368503021.html

    Not a good look for A&M, not to mentioning tarnishing the state's already terrible reputation in the process.
     
  2. Dairy Ashford

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    This seems like an isolated or highly anecdotal incident; A&M is a huge, diverse campus and my own experiences with white alumna growing up, socially and at work just don't jibe with this.
     
  3. amaru

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    Assuming this happened it is unfortunate. It is important to remember that there are still some people in this world who will treat you differently simply because your ancestors came from a different place than theirs.
     
  4. Cohete Rojo

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    I am reading that these racists were white females. White females happen to be the biggest benefactor of "affirmative action". I see this more as they (white women) defending their ground for the coveted AA enrollment opportunities. That being said, Rick Perry, the only Texas A&M alumn to be governor, should probably make the apology on behalf of the university - and invite the kids to a weekend stay at his hunting ranch.
     
  5. Dairy Ashford

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    Yeah, you were doing it a few weeks ago.

     
  6. Dairy Ashford

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    That may be largest number of conditional admits, but they're also the largest demographic and in the second or third highest performing group academically. They produce a lot more executives and professors than any other group fighting for AA and a smaller portion of their group would lose out on a college education without it.
     
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    Disgusting and hateful. I neg rep those Aggies that said these things.
     
  8. ipaman

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    not all aggies are racits. only the white ones :p
     
  9. Buck Turgidson

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    Aggie is as Aggie does.
     
  10. Junkyard_Dog

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    I did like what their Student President had to say.

    But already didn't like A&M and don't like them even more now.
     
  11. across110thstreet

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    In a report about this on npr, Senator West said that one of the first arriving campus police officers on the scene claimed that the college students were "expressing their first amendment rights"

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...of-slurs-yelled-at-black-high-school-students


    There's no place for this on college campuses, anecdotal and isolated or not. I hope there will be consequences for the individuals involved.

    What kind of sociopath approaches a group of underprivileged, high achieving black high school students, and initiates a conversation about their Confederate Flag regalia?
     
  12. DCkid

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    A little more details on the incident(s).

    First incident started because someone in the group had a Longhorn bag. :rolleyes:

    Sounds like the confederate earrings incident was separate?


     
  13. Rocket River

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    Sad to hear that nothing has changed on the campus in the past twenty years

    Rocket River
     
  14. roxxfan

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    Oh please. The melodrama. A very small group (compared to the whole student body) does something terrible. So it accounts for the whole university? GTFO. And I don't even like A&M.
     
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    Only Aggies would get upset at a visitor with a Longhorn bag wtf
     
  16. Smokey

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    When someone says racism on campus in Texas...what's the first school you think of?
     
  17. nono

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    Aaah A&M. The place for those who couldn't get into UT.
     
  18. Rocket River

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    You seriously think I would have stayed there a degree
    if it were wide spread?

    GTFO

    Rocket River
     
  19. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine

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    Still looks ugly and plays up a stereotype about the school. I doubt the girl with the earrings planned to wear them in advance.
     
  20. amaru

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    I have a Puerto Rican friend who just started school at Texas A&M. I think I'll ask her about this.
     

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