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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, July 19, 1978-Page 3
Bakke decision attacks

minorities,
By RICHARD BERKE
Members of the Revolutionary Communist
Youth Brigade (RCYB) last night blasted the
Supreme Court's recent decision in the Allan
Bakke case, calling it "a sharp attack" on
minority nationalities and urged people from all
backgrounds to fight the ruling.
Using the Bakke decision as an example, two
of the group's members explained to a seven-
person audience at the International Center that
capitalism depends on national oppression and
revolution is the only solution.
RCYB MEMBER Randy Schwartz, the
R program's first speaker, said last month's
Supreme Court decision stating that the Univer-
sity of California's medical school at Davis went
too far in considering race when it refused to
admit Allan Bakke, is a major block in the plight
of minority nationality members.
"The decision has essentially stricken affir-
mative action," he said. "The Supreme Court is
and has for 200 years brought on attacks to the
masses"_
Schwartz critized black figures who hailed the
Bakke decision for keeping the idea of affir-
mative action alive and called them
"misleaders" He said the words of such as Ben-
jamin Hooks of the NAACP and Coretta Scott
King are "sheer nonsense"
SCHWARTZ SAID quotas guarantee that af-
firmative action plans will have teeth. He poin-
ted out that under the voluntary affirmative ac-
tion program used by the University, minority
enrollment has not topped seven per cent,
despite a promise by administrators several
years ago that the figure be upped to ten per
cent.
"The rich have put an ideological smoke
screen around their Bakke decision," Schwartz
stated. He said it is a myth and "outright lie to
say nationalities are equal and affirmative ac-
tion is giving them a free ride"
Schwartz said in Detroit blacks are targets of
Aico rAll washed up AP Photo exploitation, concentrated in the most dangerous
p** factories and hold the most menial jobs.
Air conditioner sales are up 65 per cent from last year in RCYB MEMBER Don Alexander, the second
Dallas, but this youngster has found a cheaper way of beating speaker, briefly traced the "history of op-
the heat as the city sweltered its way through the 17th straight pression" minority nationalities have faced. He
day of 100-plus temperatures. said Abraham Lincoln didn't give in to
abolishing slavery until he reached the point

group says
where he had no choice.
"(The) Bakke (decision) is saying to whites
that blacks are getting their share and more of
your share," said Alexander. "The main purpose
of Bakke is to keep blacks one step behnd
whites."
Alexander spoke behind a banner of white let-
ters on a red background which declared:
"Minorities and whites: Unite to Smash the
Bakke Decision - Fight All Attacks on Op-
pressed Nationalities. Fight Imperialism: The
Source of All Oppression."
"(THE BAKKE RULING) is the beginning of
taking away gains of minorities in the past," said
Alexander.
The talks were followed by a group discussion
of the Bakke decision,
Eat your
vegetables, 'U'
die tician says
By RICHARD BERKE
Pitch those sugar-sweetened soft drinks, for-
sake fatty foods, and start a vegetable garden -
you'll be a lot healthier for it.
That's the advice of Irene Hieber, registered
dietician at University Health Service.
THOUGH SHE ACKNOWLEDGES that the
American diet has "improved drastically" in the
last 50 years, Hieber said unhealthy consumption
patterns have yet to be completely eradicated.
Hieber said an upgraded American diet is
evidenced by the fact that deficiency diseases
such as rickets don't exist anymore. She pointed
out that through technology, scientists have been
able to fortify milk with vitamins and add iodine
to salt - measures which have increased food
quality.
In addition, a more mobile food supply has
enabled Americans to obtain healthier, fresher
foods, according to Hiebert.
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Don't judge yearbook by its cover
All summer long we've been getting calls from
disgruntled graduates asking when they would get
their yearbooks, which were supposed to come out
in April. Most of the copies of the Michiganensian
have now been distributed, but that didn't stop a
graduate from calling in with another gripe. Seems
as if he received his Michiganensian all right, but it
wasn't really the Michiganensian after all. The
cover was the real thing, but the inside pages were
from a high school yearbook in Virginia. Anyway,
we suppose a wrong yearbook is better than no
yearbook at all.
Happenings...
. m.. are topped by the beginning of the Art Fair
today. The grand event, actually composed of three
separate fairs, runs through Saturday on South
University, East University, North University,,
Liberty, Maynard and Main Streets. You can also
catch sidewalk sales all around town . . . take a
break from the crowds and head over to the Wesley
Foundation, 602 E. Huron, for a picnic on the lawn.
Bring your own lunch, of course ... from 2-5 and
again from 7-9 The Silvertones, The Peter Stark
Review and The Prismatic Band will be among the
performers providing entertainment in front of
Apollo Music (Main St. near William) in conjun-
ction with the Art Fair, courtesy of Eclipse Jazz.
What a bore
Some people will do, nythng tavoid boredom,

including picking a fight in a karate school, chewing
tinfoil or getting the address of everyone who has
ever eaten a Big Mac. These are a few of the
suggestions made by 13 men and women at the four-
th annual Boredom Anonymous Convention Monday
in Manhattan as part of National Avoid Boredom
Week. (Bet you didn't know there was such a thing.)
George Lewis, who founded the 200-member anti-
boredom society four years ago, said he was
dedicated to helping the country overcome boredom
by "keeping the mind in a terrific fantasy" So
Lewis and his cronies spend their time dreaming up
lists of boring people, states, occupations, films and
institutions. Ranking high on the list of boring
people were Billy Carter, Howard Cosell, Barbara
Walters, Bella Abzug, Farrah Fawcett-Majors and
Burt Reynolds. Boring cities were Cleveland; Cedar
Rapids, Iowa; Anchorage, Alaska; Topeka and
Kansas City, Kan.; and Omaha, Neb. Discussion
topics which received high snore scores were the
energy and Middle East crisies, New York City's
financial woes and Jimmy Carter's teeth. We could
go on with the lists, but, frankly, we're getting a bit
bored ...
Captive audience
The Senate floor is one of the few places where a
person can carry on a conversation with someone
who lisn't there and not be led away in a straight-
jacket. If the Congressional Record can be
believed-and dare we doubt its
validity?-Colorado Sen. Gary Hart had a nice little
chat on the.fsoor the other day with Sens. Alan Cran-

ston (D-Calif.) and William Hathaway (D-Maine).
Only problem was, neither Cranston nor Hathaway
was there. "I thank my good friend, the assistant
majority leader (Cranston), for his kind comments
and his support of this bill," said Hart in the
Record's transcript of the debate on legislation
dealing with military construction projects. Awhile
later, Hart turned to Hathaway, who was
elsewhere, and said, "I assure the senator from
Maine that I share his concern regarding base
closures and realignments." Did other senators
shake their heads and murmur about poor Gary
Hart taking leave of his senses? You bet your sweet
fillibuster they didn't. Nary an eyelash was batted.
Hart had simply submitted the whole dialogue with
Cranston and Hathaway to the clerk for inclusion in
the record. Congress recently decided the record
should not misled, so it requires the use of black
dots to mark material which was submitted but not
actually read. The statements by Cranston and
Hathaway were so designated. But since Hart was
on the floor, his responses were not marked, making
it appear that he was holding a conversation with
himself. Which shouldn't surprise those people who
have been saying for years that our legislators just
like to hear themselves talk.
On the outside
It may rain on our parade-er, art fair-today.
The powers that be are predicting partly cloudy
skies with a chance of scattered afternoon thunder-
:'owers and a high of 87. The forecast doesn't look
much better for tomorrow: more rain possible with
a high of 85.

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