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Jackson N.O.W.: Merger Proposals Racist, Sexist

November 19, 2009
tags: education consolidation
by Brett

Did you expect anything less?

“University consolidation should instead be handled in a manner that respects the history and contributions of women and all people of color,” says Jackson Area NOW President Stacey Aldridge. “Acknowledging the identity and distinctiveness of every institution in our state on equal terms.” The organization says it is calling on other state lawmakers to reject Governor Barbour’s recommendations.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. clayton permalink
    November 19, 2009 5:00 pm

    So I guess the women who attended Ole Miss or DSU didn’t contribute as much as women who went to the W. And I guess people of color who went to MSU or USM didn’t contribute as much as those who went to JSU or MVSU. I see. I guess she was also opposed to desegregation.

  2. Chris permalink
    November 20, 2009 3:37 pm

    The NOW pres. you quoted wants us to look at all 8 universities on “equal terms.” You know what- there not equal. Alcorn, MVSU and MUW have such low student body count its laughable. How much private funding do they receive from alums? What is there endowments? I respect their histories, but they just can’t succeed and be where a 4 year university needs to be. I’m sure the mergers will fail and the state (us taxpayers) will keep throwing money at them, but that doesn’t make it right or smart.

  3. Ed Case permalink
    November 30, 2009 12:27 pm

    Being there is an objection to combining the three black colleges, combine each of the three to each of the three major universities. I personally can’t see why we have tuition for in-state students while our government is giving hundred of millions to these colleges. Either have free admission for in-state students or let the colleges survive off the tuition. Same goes for hospitals. We tax payers fund them with millions from the govewrnment and if one goes to the hospital he has to mortage his home to pay the bill. It’s not right for the government to abuse the taxpayer as is being done.
    Our colleges and universities are supposedly academic or places of learning. If ball cannot survive on it’s own merits it should fail. There are eighty full scholarships per year in football alone. How many are given in math, medicine, law and other fields relevent to one getting an education so he will be an asset to the community. It is a slap in the face of those we hire to educate our kids and pay them forty to sixty thousand a year to do so, and will pay a coach which possibly can’t even spell the name of the school a million plus for providing entertainment. It’s time we get greedy thieves that judge ones education by amount spent per child instead of actual achievements.

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