Cannot accept it. Already have a No. 1. As well as items to 100. Just not
posting them in order. Might consider an amendment to change this
recommendation to No. 117, however.



From: Stephen Llano <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: USU debate <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:59:44 -0400
To: USU debate <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: BP Tournament Reform No. 17

Friendly amendment: Let's make this reform number 1

- Steve

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Meany, John <[log in to unmask]>
> No. 17 in a series of debate tournament reforms
> € Abdication & Refusal
> CA and DCA positions are disproportionately held by men. In fact, it is a
> quite shockingly high percentage. Despite complaints over the years, the
> condition persists. The issue matters a great deal (as anyone might discover
> with even a cursory examination of varied literatures on discrimination and
> the influence of diversity on inclusion, fairness, decision-making). There is
> an easy remedy. All men should abdicate accepted CA/DCA positions. No man
> should apply for a CA/DCA position. Problem solved. Private decisions could
> readily resolve a sustained social problem. After 10 years of this remedy for
> past discrimination, men might once again consider applying as a CA/DCA.
> Sometime around September 15, 2022. Until then, male inclusion as CA/DCAs is
> an opportunity cost.
> Best,
> John
> John Meany
> Claremont Colleges Debate Union
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