I vehemently protest the Los Angeles Unified School District's order to have next year's academic decathlon team "reflect the sex and ethnic makeup" of the student body.
As a white male student of Palisades High, I woke up one morning to find that my prospective position on next year's academic decathlon team had been obliterated by my genes.
Our academic decathlon coach, Rose Gilbert, made an announcement to the entire student body for a meeting concerning the team. She would have picked the team, based on Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, grade-point average and teacher recommendations from those interested students who attended the meeting. This method has produced championship teams four years running.
Now, the team will have to be chosen to please Paul Possemato, who will "look at the team and get a feel for the school." What will be Possemato's criteria for "looking?"