Supreme Court Ruling
Jim McCullars (JIM@UAHIS1.UAH.EDU)
Wed, 8 Dec 1993 14:08:00 CST
-->I definitely agree. I note in reading the material relating to this
-->decision that the ruling includes racial discrimination in the same
-->category with the other forms of discrimination that BSA could
-->practice if it chose to do so, even though they are illegal other
I find your interjecting "racial discrimination" into this discussion,
little more than a disingenuous attempt to confuse the issue at hand. The
issue is not racial, or even religious discrimination. The issue is, a
boy was denied membership on the basis of his refusal to sign the
application. Now, what exactly is the problem?
-->I find myself feeling a bit sorry for the people who are happy with
Please don't feel you must waste your pity on me.
-->these days, although the reasons given for today's practices have much
-->in common with those used to support racial discrimination when it was
-->I think that the history of BSA's policies concerning racial
-->discrimination gives some reason to think that the organization will
-->continue to advance past prejudice to realize that the current
-->practices are just as unnecessarily hurtful and the justifications
-->just as ridiculous.
Now you've got my curiousity piqued. Please cite any BSA policy that
supports or supported racial discrimination. And I'm not particularly
interested in hearing some horror story about some misguided CE in some
pudunk council somehwere. I want an authoritative source that supports
your contention that the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of
America officially sanctioned discrimination on the basis of race.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City