Friday, September 30, 2011

Affirmative Action Bakesale

Guess the diverse price structure established by Berkeley Republicans is ‘unfair‘, huh?

Here are some Racist Cupcakes...

Affirmative Action Bake Sale At Berkeley Angers Liberals

(NY Daily) A controversy over cupcakes is heating up at UC Berkeley in California, where campus Republicans are planning to hold an affirmative action bake sale on Tuesday.
At the sale, white men will be charged $2 for a baked good, Asians will pay $1.50, Latinos $1, African-Americans 75 cents and 25 cents for Native Americans, KGO-TV reported.
Women will get a 25 cent discount.

“The pricing structure is there to bring attention, to cause people to get a little upset,” Campus Republican president Shawn Lewis told the TV station. “But it’s really there to cause people to think more critically about what this kind of policy would do in university admissions.”

The Campus Democrats immediately slammed the sale, which Lewis said is meant to take a stand against an affirmative action-like bill for the University of California system that is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature.

On Friday, the student newspaper reported that the student government could vote to defund the Republican group over the bake sale. A hearing is scheduled for Sunday on the fiery issue.

“I fully support the idea of members of BCR expressing their views on SB 185, and I believe that there should be dialogue and discussion surrounding this issue, but I do not think that this method is constructive,” said ASUC President Vishalli Loomba in an email to the newspaper.

Lewis told the newspaper the whole bake sale was meant to protest a student government-sponsored phone bank which supported the bill.

“They never asked the other side,” he said.

He added that the Campus Republicans were a diverse group themselves – and the decision had been made by Republicans of many races.

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Woodsterman (Odie) said...

This is a silly rumor. There's no such thing as a Berkley Republican.

Scott said...

We Tea Partiers and the young up and comers are now "the counter-culture". I think that a few brave souls must have invaded the hallowed halls of libtard academia...unlikely as it may seem.