This letter is in response to the letter written by Tim Vanecek in Tuesdays State News (Basketball ticket sales bother U, SN 10/24). Your comment that you hope the girl who was injured recovers quickly, then finds a good lawyer is an example of everything that is wrong with America today.
I am writing in response to the recent opinions expressing opposition to minority scholarships. Before I came to East Lansing for graduate school, the conventional wisdom of my white friends was that past discrimination against minorities had been replaced in recent years by reverse discrimination against white males.
While it is regrettable that John LaFleur was unable to receive the scholarship offered him by Florida State University, this incident exemplifies the inherent dilemma in affirmative action - giving scholarships and letters of acceptance to less qualified minority members requires that more qualified majority members are left out.
University Committee on Student Affairs and ASMSU should be commended for its involvement in creating a new riot policy, which should be adopted by the university as soon as possible.The existing policy, established after the March 27-28, 1999, riot, allows university officials to punish students who partake in any uprising, whether it be on campus or off.