The recent announcement by Texas A&M University President Robert Gates on the suspension of affirmative action places the College Station, Texas campus once again at the center of leadership for Republican-style racism. Texas A&M University is the home of the George Bush presidential library and hosts a student body that is among the most conservative in the world.
A&M Promises Diversity with "Segregated Money"
Bryan Eagle: Chair Promises “Segregated Money”
Here’s the direct quote from the Eagle’s Dec. 6 (2003) edition:
“There will be segregated money to use in scholarships to make one-on-one recruiting more plausible to the success of the issue,” Mays said. “In addition, we’re going to give minorities access to other scholarships.”
Note: Lowry Mays is Chairman of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Clear Channel Communications.