In addition to the Washington Post article linked by Orin last night, this morning's Washington Times brings this article on the dust-up with additional reactions, "Alito Accused of Racism."
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I believe that someone in fact DID ask him this. And Alito replied something to the effect: "I was/am happy there were girls at Princeton."
But nobody's taking on the specific allegations here:
Personally, I think the organization is creepy and dangerous,
3. That magazine included the article everyone's talking about.
In other words, by the time 1983 rolled around, obviously CAP -- or what was left of it -- had become controlled by wacko fringe elements. Racists? I think so. I can't find any other reasonable explanation for the "people just don't seem to know their place anymore" line, which immediately precedes a discussion of blacks and hispanics. I dare you to "reform" this quote, or to interpret it in an inoffensive way.
As I understand it, CAP was created for one reason and one reason only: opposition to Princeton's plan to go co-ed.
If you were an average Princeton alumnus in 1985, would you have been likely to be aware of their existence and the racist or quasi-racist remarks in their magazine, or would it be something completely off your radar screen?