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Saturday, April 03, 2004

Paul Hornung - Staunch Supporter of Affirmative Action

This was all over talk radio here in Chicago this week:
Hornung told Detroit's AM-1270 The Sports Station (an ESPN radio affiliate) on Tuesday that Notre Dame must ease up on its academic restrictions because "We gotta get the black athlete," he said. "We must get the black athlete if we're going to compete."
We know Hornung is not a racist, so what's all the fuss about? Colleges and law schools all over the country tout the fact that they lower standards to increase minority student enrollment. That's what affirmative action is all about, Hornung merely articulated the argument.

Here in Chicago, pressure is coming from the usual suspects to lower standards for the sole purpose of getting more blacks hired at the Chicago Fire Department. Unlike the Notre Dame football program, the CFD deals in life and death, not wins and losses. So where is the outrage? Is there a double standard here, or is Notre Dame football just that important?


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