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Re: BP Tournament Reform No. 17 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.

Best,

John



From: Stephen Llano <[log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:59:44 -0400
To: USU debate <[log in to unmask]">[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]">[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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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