Dear President Bollinger:
I have read your op-ed in today’s NY Times defending the use of race in college admissions.
To give preference to some on the basis of race is necessarily to discriminate against others on the basis of race.
Your advocacy of racial preferences means that you are an advocate of racial discrimination — which is despicable.
Racial preferences hurt people. Sometimes they hurt people badly.
But you obviously don’t give a damn.
I suggest that in the name of consistency and common decency, you resign your position as president of Columbia so that you can be replaced by a member of an “underrepresented” minority.
Professor of History
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain CT