4B j CHRONICLESncourses from history, geography, economics,npolitical science, sociology, anthropology,nreligion, and philosophy,nobviously a mandatory minority culturencourse would leave them shortchanged.nBut he did endorse the interestingndemand that “all University coursesnreflect the multiracial and multiculturalncharacter of American society.” Tryingnto stake out a middle ground betweennthe “rigid dichotomy” he saw in thendebate over the Western civilizationncourse at Stanford, Reese announcednthat UT-K would be “dedicated tonintellectual and cultural diversity,”nwhich means that students will find thenalready meager ration of their ownnheritage further diluted in the newn”melting pot” of global relativism.nTo his credit, the chancellor refusednthe task force requests for the creationnof a vice-chancellor for minority affairsnand a UT Civil Rights Commission,nnoting that the university already hadna Commission for Blacks, a Commissionnfor Women, and an Adaptive LivingnCommittee. But the bureaucracynwill continue to bloat. The task forcenencouraged black students to filencomplaints against white students andnprofessors through the campusnOmbudsman and Affirmative ActionnofiBces — something the chancellor saidnthe university would promote. Reesenalso saw a “great deal of merit” tonestablishing one more radical watchdog:nthe Race Relations Institute that the tasknforce had asked for. Reese thought thatnsuch an institute could “set a new tonenfor national discussion” and “would bena powerful symbol for the University.”nIt is clear from these actions that thenaim of the university is not to create ancolor-blind environment, but to resurrectnracism by pushing race and raceconsciousnessnas the dominant factor inneducational policy.nWhen, for instance, the UT-K politicalnscience department picked a womannscholar of national reputation as its newnchairperson, the choice was rejected bynthe administration. The nominee wasnwhite. The selection committee wasntaken away from political science andnplaced under a black activist professornfrom another department; the newncommittee’s choice of a black poli-scinchairman was accepted by the administrationnwithout question. According tonfaculty sources, this same “reverse discrimination”nhas been followed in otherndepartments and at the law school. Andnnow the chancellor has accepted thenreport’s recommendation for an evennstronger bias in hiring.nThe report also called for “specialnattention” to be paid “to all Universitynawards, both honorary andnachievement-based” regarding then”presence and participation of blacks.”nAlthough protesting that UT-K wasnalready “sensitive” to this, Reese acceptednthe recommendation with a pledgento show even more “sensitivity” in thenfuture. The task force then recommendednthat administrative and academicnpersonnel be evaluated for promotionnand tenure according to hownwell they implement these “affirmativenaction” programs—a policy that manynfaculty members believe has been administrationnpractice for several years.nAs a final measure, Reese said he willnask the Commission for Blacks to maken”at least” an annual evaluation of hownthe university is doing meeting its objectives.n5^-^^*,-,nAf,itnAny notion of rewarding people onnthe basis of merit alone has been abandoned.nMichael Harris, a black activistnprofessor of religious studies, testifiednbefore the task force on October 28,n1987, “So when you see the wordn’qualifications’ used, remember this isnthe new code-word for whites.” Thenadministration has conceded this premise.nThrowing out the pursuit of individualnexcellence, it is dividing the campusninto competing groups. Appointments,nawards, promotions, grades, and moneynare to be based on membership in anparticular ethnic group. Blacks will notnonly gain higher pay and benefits, fasternpromotion and tenure as a result ofnaffirmative action, but radical blacks willnobtain institutional benediction for theirnpreaching on the entire range of politicalnissues.nWilliam R. Hawkins is the economicsnconsultant to the US Business andnIndustrial Council and a columnistnfor the USBIC Writer’s Syndicate.nnnLetter From thenLower Rightnby John Shelton ReednReservations RequirednThis month I’m writing from the lowernright about what works out to be the farnleft: San Francisco. (My first visit, notnlong ago, with wife and daughter. OK,nlots of people have been to San Francisco.nSome even live there. But they’rennot writing this column.)nLet’s give credit where it’s due: thenfood is great. We ate Chinese, naturallyn(my 14-year-old a little doubtful aboutngreen-lipped mussels, but she’s a sport).nThai, Korean, and Vietnamese we cannget around here—those cuisines are asncommon as Big Macs in Fayetteville,nNC, home of Fort Bragg and innumerablenwar-brides and camp-followers —nso we skipped them for food from placesnwhere the Airborne hasn’t been yet:nIndian, Persian, and Ethiopian.nSam Francis said once—we wereneating in an Afghan restaurant in DC atnthe time — that whenever a ThirdnWorld country falls to the communists annew cuisine blooms in Washington. InnSan Francisco the same refugees facenstiffer competition and a more discerningnclientele, and the results are definitelynworth writing home about.nWe even went to the mother churchnof “California cuisine,” Chez Panisse innBerkeley. I wanted to check out thenoriginal of what every mesquite-grillednmonkfish with kiwi fruit and goat cheesenfern-bar in Piedmont, North Carolina isnimitating. I figured not going would benlike avoiding ribs in Memphis, crawfishnin New Orleans, or barbecue in Goldsboro,nso I did my duty — and enjoyed it.nSeems I only break out in hives when Inrun into the same thing in Raleigh. Nonreason California shouldn’t have its ownncuisine, and I don’t think I’d mind itneven in Raleigh if it were plainly justnanother kind of foreign restaurant. Afternall, I like Thai food in Fayetteville partlynbecause it’s exotic. The problem withnthe California stuflF is that it won’t staynexotic.nAnyway, still in the let’s-be-fair department,nthe San Francisco Bay reallynis as beautiful as everybody says. I’m anpushover for the combination of steepnhills and big water, and the fog is andefinite asset, rolling in and out of then