to the Editor
whites lies not so little
Halls article about lies in Wednesdays edition
could not be any farther from the truth and what is
right. Her premise is that we should lie to get out
of anything, especially when we have done something
that is wrong or when we have failed to meet our obligations.
This goes against everything our country stands for.
No one would have confidence in our government, business
or individual abilities if we were liars.
Hall states that I only lie when it is necessary
to the situation. I can think of several individuals
that seem to have embraced this position. One you might
all be familiar with is President Bill Clinton. Little
white lies seemed to work well for him in covering
up his affairs. Well, actually, they also got him impeached.
The people of the United States have never tolerated
dishonesty among leaders and individuals. Kenneth Lay
of Enron is a real example of the consequences of white
lies. By simply changing a few numbers here and
there, Lay and Enron managed to create an international
crisis in the business community. What faith can we
have in business when they cant honestly report
information? Because of these lies, thousands of jobs
were eliminated when Enron collapsed. Every case of
infidelity and even some cases of genocide started with
someone who didnt think it would hurt to change
the truth just a little bit.
Shaun Hayes, junior finance and entrepreneurial management
am writing about your recent article published on Feb.
4. In my opinion, I believed the article did not display
a good representation of TCU. Who exactly said the statement,
TCU prides itself on being a diverse and equal
opportunity university for minorities and low-income
students? This article basically insinuated that
minority students and low-income students are classified
as one. So does it mean TCU implies that minority students
are necessarily low-income? And does it also mean that
TCU needs low-income students? If you wanted to give
your view about the tuition increase, then you should
have suggested that the overall student enrollment might
decrease instead of singling out the minority
and low-income students. For future reference,
next time you want to publish an article regarding diversity
at TCU, do some research and keep in mind the feelings
of the minority and low-income students
here at TCU.
Neelu Shori, junior international relations major