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Discriminatory policies prevalant within Institute

It has come to my attention that the comments I made at the Defeat Discrimination at MIT-sponsored talk on March 14 may have been misinterpreted by some members of the audience. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify my statements.

First of all, let me say that although I am a member of the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps, my views are mine only and not necessarily the same as those of AFROTC, the US Air Force, or Department of Defense.

I said at the talk that I felt all discrimination at MIT should be stopped. I meant that. I went on to draw an analogy between the discriminatory practices of the DOD and those of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

By singling out the NAACP as a discriminatory scholarship sponsor, I did not mean to single out any one organization or to make any racist overtones. I apologize to any and all who misunderstood my remark or were offended by it. I simply wanted to point out that every part of the MIT non-discrimination policy is violated by at least one scholarship program at the school. Two wrongs certainly do not make a right, just a doubly bad situation.

Marc S. Block '90->