So, is this Racism?

The Daily Bruin reports on rejected nominees (who were white) to UCLA’s student judiciary board:

The applicants – Mark Belgen, Maegen Clark, Michael Filipiak and Owen Paun – were rejected despite no objections to their skills for the positions.

“I’m kind of confused because all of them were considered qualified,” [Students Association Council president] Dahle said.

Council members opposing the appointments did not challenge the applicants’ qualifications, but recommended a process to include students of more varied backgrounds.

“Race and gender should be taken into consideration,” said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Robbie Clark. “I would like newer people, but (the applicants) are qualified.”