Sunday, December 18, 2005

Macalester College - keeping the white man down?

Locals know that Macalester College in St. Paul, MN is ground zero for liberalism, activism, and other "isms" which aren't appropriate to mention in a polite setting. It's also the alma mater of our good friend, Kofi Annan.

A former faculty member, Nathaniel Longley, recently filed a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), claiming the school denied him a tenure-track position because he had complained that the college discriminated against white men. Macalester denied guilt, but had such certainty in their position that they paid Mr. Longley $125,000.

And thus the spin began:

Macalester "strongly denied" Longley's claim, said the school's attorney, Dan Wilczek of Minneapolis. Wilczek said the school sought a mediated agreement after it became apparent that "the cost of defending the claim, in terms of money, time and distraction, would exceed the amount that was at issue in the case." He said the college "is glad the matter is resolved so it can focus its entire energy on its students and on its academic programs."
Apparently white men need not apply at Macalester. The only question is: Why would they want to?