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Lauren O'Neil Awarded Trent Lott Scholarship
Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Lauren O'Neil (pictured above with the all white College Republicans from Virginia Tech) is quoted in today's Roanoke Times, "The college campus is a place for diversity of ideas, not diversity of ethnicity."

Her comment comes in response to Virginia Tech experiencing a decline in those applicants willing to indicate their ethnicity. The Director of Admissions indicates the pattern may be due in part to "white students who are afraid their ethnicity will hurt their chances of being accepted."

While those fears are unfortunate, I suppose they are the natural product of some hateful rhetoric. This argument that a less qualified minority will succeed is cut from the same cloth of Jim Crow and separate but equal. While the indication of ethnicity is an option, what should not be an option is the continued behavior of Ms. O'Neil. Those of you who happen to read Not Larry Sabato will remember the discussion of her behavior at the recent CPAC Convention in DC.

This is where Ms. O'Neil allegedly made crank phone calls and the list of her victims grew to include Jerry Falwell, and Mayor George Fitch. Here is a copy of her phone call.

Ms. O'Neil is guilty of at least one of three things here- ignorance, racism, or both.

The sad statement this really makes is that apparently Virginia Tech offers no courses in 20th Century American History. The other hard part to believe, is that of the 24 College Republicans pictured above, they all seem to think she is the best person to represent them.

In honor of Ms. O'Neil's comments and her continued leadership of the monochromatic College Republicans, we are proud to bestow upon her the Trent Lott Memorial Scholarship.

posted by Libertas @ 12:00 PM,




15 Comments:

At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This woman should step down. She is embarrassing to GOP ers everywhere.

Even if I understand the sentiment of her statement, she should exercise better jusdgement in the way she expresses herself.

How many chances does this woman get?

 
At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon, you guys are just out to get this girl. She makes a simple statement that is backed up by the lack of people willing to indicate ethnicity and you jump all over her. Apparently this site is also run by Ben Tribbett

 
At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like she will be right at home with the big girls and boys of the GOP..

The "trent lott schlorship" sounds to me she should have applied for the "David Duke Schlorship", she appears to what they might be looking for...

 
At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd normally say you guys are on a witch hunt, but in this case, if the broom fits...

 
At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Norman Thomas said...

I guess my question to Ms. O'Neil would be how diverse do you think the ideas on campus will be if everybody looks like you?

Apparently, it has never occurred to O'Neil that the color of one's skin might inform their life experiences, and thus augment the diversity of ideas that she (allegedly) so desires.

Not all GOPers are racist, but it is where they all went to hide after 1964. This mock yearning for profusion of ideas on campus highlights yet another attempt by some in the GOP to try to couch their racism in the name of some higher good.

 
At 3:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5-1 male:female ratio also. Those girls are going to be busy making little Republicans with that kind of inbalance.

 
At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

she should go down and tell the VT football team they are not wantd on the VT campus...

 
At 4:32 PM, Anonymous Patrick said...

I'm the guy standing behind Ms. O'Neil (the one in the yellow shirt and maroon coat). I was Chairman of the Virginia Tech College Republicans for a year and a half. For one thing, that picture is three years old. For another, Ms. O'Neil's conduct at the CPAC convention and her statements in the Roanoke Time's today are an embarrassment to her self, her club, to those of us who worked so hard to make that club mean something within the Republican Party, and to Republicans everywhere. It is because of attitudes like hers that many of the people in that picture who are still at Virginia Tech are no longer associated with the College Republicans. Ms. O'Neil could best serve the College Republicans now by stepping down and completelly dissaccociating herself from any College Republican Activity.

 
At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

once again, she sounds perfect, and should be indentified as a future star in the GOP party. she's able to alienate and divide a meger campus organization, just think of what sort of fury and controversy she could do with some money...she probably has a sexy pin-up poster of Karl Rove in her dorm room...it that was my daughter, I'd......nevermind...

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said...

I have my take in this situation over at my blog, but I generally agree with the point she was trying to make, she just worded it badly. Ethnic diversity is only a part of what Universities shough strive for in their quest for "diversity". Diversity of ideas is just as important.
She needs to remember that as a person in the leadership of an organization, her actions reflect upon the organization as well as herself.

 
At 8:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh hell, if GOP hokie is turning on her, she's in trouble.

 
At 10:12 PM, Anonymous Margeret said...

First, the largest growing sector of the Republican Party is young professional women. Second, African Americans are the most consistent voting block in the United States. In 2004, only 11% of African Americans voted for President Bush. Even 23% of homosexuals voted for President Bush. However, if you look at the women who represent both political parties, you see Hilary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice. Notice how Hilary got where she is through her husband, while Condi is a strong independent, single woman? Also, she is the most powerful African American women in the history of the United States. To characterize Republicans as racist or sexist is moronic. African Americans are their own impediment to being in the Republican Party. However, we still have people like Condi and Michael Steele.
Has everyone seen the South Park episode about the town debate over the flag? Remember how Stan and Kyle were arguing for the flag because violence is everywhere? The point is that when you see people in terms of color, race, sex or anything else, you are discriminating and distinguishing between them, which implies they are different. When will liberals understand that when you see people in terms of color, you are actually the discriminators?
The young girls point, while worded poorly, is that diversity does not exist because we have people that are different colors. It exists in all areas, including thought!

 
At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Libertas said...

Margeret...
You mispelled your name. Further, she is not a girl but a grown woman who has assumed the mantle of leadership for her organization.

Her point was the school should make no decision where race is a consideration. But what hse said was the the university is no place for racial diversity. She should apologize.

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger Too Moderate said...

stop this! this makes me sick! Everyone who does not have a D next to their name is not racist!

 
At 6:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Even 23% of homosexuals voted for Bush." I bet the percentage is probably more. Just because someone has a particular sexual orientation, doesn't mean that they have a consistent political agenda or that it is the cornerstone of their political beliefs. Look at the Log Cabin Republicans. Can't you be gay, support lower taxes, increased defense spending, etc.? In fact, if the Republican Party will still home to libertarians, there would probably be a lot of gay support.

The lack of black support for the Republican Party can only be attributed to the policies supported by the Republican Party. Remember that less than 70 years ago blacks were the most solidly Republican voting block. The result of Nixon's "Southern Strategy" has been that the racists and bigots of the Democratic Party have switched allegience to the Republican Party. The flip side is that blacks see the policies that are supported by the Republicans and the complete lack of any sort of finese on race issues (Trent Lott anyone?) and the result is 11-1 Democrats, the worst performance for any nationwide candidate in modern times.

 

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