The Dec. 15 OpEdge of the Forth Worth Star Telegram, presents our first-week response to the Texas A&M announcement alongside a very different opinion from the Ayn Rand Institute.
Like every other response to the Texas A&M opinion, the Ayn Rand Institute refuses to deal with the fact that Texas higher education is under federal supervision for de-segregation.
Therefore, the Ayn Rand Institute can present the following argument: (1) “integration” is a worthy goal (2) “diversity” is not (3) Texas A&M is correct to abandon affirmative action as a means to diversity. But what if (4) “de-segregation” was the original intent of affirmative action at A&M and (5) “de-segregation” has not yet been completed? Then are we not back to step one above: “integration”?