Skip to comments.Offended students find GOP bake sale tasteless - School threatens discipline
Posted on 03/25/2005 9:37:10 AM PST by KidGlock
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The greatest crime against humanity is that someone would be *offended*. The Bill of Rights are suspended if anyone might be offended (I sound like Johnnie Cochran there, but that's sort of the way it is today).
"Race is never a deciding factor," said Jodi Chycinski, GVSU's director of admissions
Never mind that the group's protest was about how much those admitted students had to pay to go to school, not whether they got in.
"Race is never a deciding factor," said Jodi Chycinski, GVSU's director of admissions.
It's time to move past these affirmative action bake sales. I suggest affirmative action car washes!
Judging just by the adverse reactions, I'd say the point has been proved.
What a brilliant idea. Really, show everyone what affirmative action really is.
More left-wing hypocricy. The first amendment somehow guarantees Ward Churchil the right to $90,000 dollar salary and the right to tell impressionable students to launch terrorist attacks against the US, but it does not guarantee conservatives the right to make a political statement in a public space.
I guess that doesn't apply to the Admissions office, exactly the point they were trying to make.
If these guys get censored and/or censured, they should make sure they have someone showing up at every public appearance by campus leftists, to document their speech that is offensive. Then see what happens when they complain about it. If the university applies a double-standard, then I'd say sue them for reinstatement, just to make a point.
"Every aspect of University life should be free from discrimination ..."
Such a moronic statement. Those against discrimination discriminate against those who are for discrimination.
So they wouldn't have been offended if blacks had been charged MORE than the whites?
This happened at UC Irvine as well. Liberals have no sense of humor. Nor do they get the connection: Affirmative Action is racist.
I have a problem with the pricing. The Asian cake price should be at least as high as that charged for whites. A lot of colleges appear to be over-quota with high-achieving Asians and aren't cutting them any preferential breaks.
"Student Kim Pierson said the issue is not affirmative action, but the fact that the College Republicans "crossed a bold line" that subjected students to blatant discrimination."
"Affirmative action" as practiced today (not as an outreach program as originally intended) subjects students to "blatant discrimination."
Or a newsletter that I am sure is funded by the University.
"If a nine-member review board of staff and students determines the College Republicans crossed the line, the group could be suspended and lose university funding and the privilege to meet on campus. It received $1,625 in university funds this year."
I think these Bake Sales are a brilliant idea.
Would it drive the point home more effectively if people had to pass an 'intelligence test' of some sort, in order to be 'rewarded' with a cupcake?
Are racial quotas really about money when it comes to getting into college? Isn't Affirmative Action's main goal to selectively lower the standards for certain races?
(Just asking. I really don't know a whole lot about the situation.)
I am confused about this. Why are they offended they are getting a cheaper cup cake? I would love that. How is this OFFENSIVE?
I read something that woman and blacks pay more for a car than white males. Maybe because we are not afraid to negotiate? They were OFFENDED that they were paying more.
I think these Bake Sales are a brilliant idea.
What would make them even better is if the organizers made sure that multiple ethnicities were represented as the sellers.
(This would really p.o. the libs.)
That way, it would clearly be a freedom of speech issue rather than a discriminatory one.
At the Univ. of North Texas, The Young Conservatives did an immigration event. People in orange t-shirts that had something like..../I'm an illegal immigrant' printed on them would go off on campus.
Other students could go get a button that said they were taking part in the program to track them down....
Kinda like a border patrol.
If they caught one of the people wearing the orange t-shirts....they could bring them back to the table and get a free candy bar.
It made the papers.
THE PROBLEM IS---the chairperson of the Denton County GOP, who has not been that good (Lincoln Day Dinner-biggest fund raiser- was an example of that this year), seems to want to distant the Denton GOP from the Young Conservatives.
She'll back the Young Republicans, many of which are in the Young Conservatives, but she seems to run from the Young Conservatives.
She is weak.
The smart minorities and women should have bought their cupcakes at the discount, and then pocketed a tidy profit by reselling them to hungry white guys at price below the original sellers "white guys price". White guys may not have been eager to buy from the "racist" vendors, but would have rushed to show their support for minorities and women (and for lower priced cupcakes) by supporting the fledgling women- and minority-owned businesses.
That's how it works in the real world. I have worked as a sub-contractor for minority owned business that could get set aside government work that I as a white male could not. The black owner had no idea how to do the job, so he just sub'ed it out to me. We were both happy and both made some money, but we also both knew that it was farce.
Well of course they were offended!!!
The women and minorities should have gotten FREE cupcakes and Whitey should have been paying a c-note. Duh!?
I have looked and cannot find the "unless you offend a liberal" exception anywhere in the First Amendment.
That's strange. I can't find that one in there either. My copy of the Constitution is also missing the "right to an abortion" and "right to sodomy" clauses. It must be defective.
"Hey you guys there's no thinking here, this is a college."
Following the interview, the GVSU president invited reporters to view the crucifix in a jar of urine display in the art building.
Shouldn't the white males be the ones complaining? Everyone else pays less.
so feminist study seminars which bash men and the paternalist governemnt are ok?
Universities are becoming useless.
IF anything a degree in a PC subject is an indication a person is unqualified for ANY employment.
You need to "upgrade" to the "Penumbras and Emanations" version the USSC uses.
shhhhh its a secret.
You need the Foreign Judicial Decisions Addendum that only the SCOTUS has access too.
"Ashley Chaney, a Grand Rapids junior and editor of Stand UP!, a campus newsletter serving black students, said the bake sale was offensive."
Fascinating how the black students find themselves so different from the other students on campus that they have a need for their own newsletter. Some people apparently think they are quite special.
What did the folks over at the campus newsletter serving white students think? Oh, there's not one? OK, thanks.
Isn't it ridiculous when the bold line is a cupcake? These folks have no idea what discrimination really is anymore.
"The women and minorities should have gotten FREE cupcakes and Whitey should have been paying a c-note. Duh!?"
Can someone tell me what kind of college admissions advantage white women are getting these days? I know about the "women owned business" nonsense, but don't have the impression that colleges are lowering admissions standards for women like they are for blacks, hispanics, and other ethinic minorities (except asians; we can discriminate against them, apparently, because they are a successful minority group.)
RPI pays women and blacks to go to come to the school. I had a good time funding education for everyone buy myself on a federal level and a university level. Fun fun fun.