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BERKELEY: Racially heated posting sparks outrage at UC
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/23/11 | Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 09/23/2011 6:47:36 PM PDT by SmithL

A Facebook post announcing plans by a UC Berkeley Republican group to sell baked goods priced according to race, gender and ethnicity - "White/Caucasian" pastries for $2 and "Black/African American pastries for 75 cents, for example - has drawn outrage on campus.

"I'm ashamed to know that I go to the same school with people who would say stuff like this," responded student Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle on Facebook. "I'm really trying to figure out how someone can be this hateful."

The campus Republicans, who expect to go forward with their "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" on Tuesday, say the event is meant to mock an effort by the student government to drum up support for SB 185, a bill to let the University of California and the California State University consider ethnicity in student admissions. It's awaiting approval or veto by Gov. Jerry Brown.

"Our bake sale will be at the same time and location of a phone bank which will be making calls to urge Gov. Brown to sign the bill," posted six students who created the Facebook page. The purpose "is to offer another view to this policy of considering race in university admissions. The pricing structure of the baked goods is meant to be satirical."

But students say the joke is anything but funny. More than 200 students responded to the event, most opposed, and some violently so. One threatened to burn the table and set the cupcakes on fire. At least four student groups sent complaints to campus administrators, and a student-only meeting was set for Friday evening to discuss it.

...The posting describes five price levels for pastries, with the highest for "White/Caucasion," and the lowest for "Native American." A 25-cent discount is offered for women.

"If you don't come, you're a racist," the post declares.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: California
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; berkeley; california; sb185; uc
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1 posted on 09/23/2011 6:47:49 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

If I wear some cork over my face do I get a discount?

I am really not racist I just want cheap muffins.


2 posted on 09/23/2011 6:51:26 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: SmithL
Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle

Man a name like that makes me want to go back to high school and kick somebody's butt.
3 posted on 09/23/2011 6:52:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SmithL.
The campus Republicans, who expect to go forward with their "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" on Tuesday, say the event is meant to mock an effort by the student government to drum up support for SB 185, a bill to let the University of California and the California State University consider ethnicity in student admissions. It's awaiting approval or veto by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Yeah, that's using the power of the media to get your point across. /s


4 posted on 09/23/2011 6:52:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SmithL

“Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle”

LOL! Is that the dude’s real name? Sounds like he has a trust fund.


5 posted on 09/23/2011 6:52:56 PM PDT by John334
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To: SmithL

It doesn’t take much to fire up some of these people - this isn’t the first time a bakesale has been proposed ... I hope the Young Republicans can have the sale!


6 posted on 09/23/2011 6:54:26 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: SmithL
Illustrating absurdity by using absurdity seems to be lost on all but the extremely intelligent.
7 posted on 09/23/2011 6:54:53 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: SmithL

Heh heh... but I think Asians should be charged $5. They really have too many advantages (i.e., parents who will make their lives a living hell if they don’t succeed.)


8 posted on 09/23/2011 6:54:59 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: SmithL

I doubt anybody would actually buy the muffins, but the admin will of course chicken out in the face of those threatening to throw violent tantrums.


9 posted on 09/23/2011 6:59:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: cripplecreek

That’s the first thing I thought as well.

Poor kid never had a chance at being a real man...


10 posted on 09/23/2011 6:59:09 PM PDT by Carling (Mitt Romney Signed a Bill that Mandated Taxpayer-funded Abortions)
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To: cripplecreek

I knew a woman who named her son, Skylar.....after he was around 10 she left her husband for another woman.....butt ugly selfish people who hated the patriarchy. Worked with them for years.

It is not the kid’s fault...it is the sick twisted, ignorant, warped Marxist thinking of the parents who were brainwashed by public schools. The kids are doomed from the start. Sad.


11 posted on 09/23/2011 7:00:40 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: cripplecreek

Almost as good as Chatsworth T. Osborne, Junior...


12 posted on 09/23/2011 7:01:00 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle”

Both of his moms are very upset.


13 posted on 09/23/2011 7:02:04 PM PDT by Grunthor (Rick Perry don't want the vote of this heartless racist.)
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To: savagesusie

Kid doubtlessly learned “if you want your way, act like a drama queen.”


14 posted on 09/23/2011 7:03:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: SmithL

I suspect Irony was left out of group think classes in the modern universitys.


15 posted on 09/23/2011 7:03:11 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SmithL
"meant to be satirical"

There's the problem. The whites should have stated they were dead serious.

Violence may not be the right response at this time but laughing at a prank while blacks stomp whites to near death isn't the way to respond.


16 posted on 09/23/2011 7:05:25 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: SmithL
"I'm ashamed to know that I go to the same school with people who would say stuff like this," responded student Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle on Facebook.

LOL! Poor tool doesn't even get it.

17 posted on 09/23/2011 7:08:01 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: w1andsodidwe

Better yet would be to add that once you purchase said cupcake, you don’t actually get it, it will be given to someone else and you have no say over who gets it.


18 posted on 09/23/2011 7:09:59 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: SmithL

“Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle”

I certainly hope his pastries were priced by the name. Skyler is almost as bad a name as Steny!


19 posted on 09/23/2011 7:10:03 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: SmithL

>A 25-cent discount is offered for women. <

I;m offended!! As a dude, why do women get 25 cents??


20 posted on 09/23/2011 7:12:39 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: w1andsodidwe

“Illustrating absurdity by using absurdity seems to be lost on all but the extremely intelligent. “

Well said!


21 posted on 09/23/2011 7:13:45 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: John334

Had to be the wedgie king of his high school gym class.


22 posted on 09/23/2011 7:14:53 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: SmithL

Illegal aliens get them for free PLUS the $2 cash...


23 posted on 09/23/2011 7:15:37 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: SmithL
But students say the joke is anything but funny. More than 200 students responded to the event, most opposed, and some violently so. One threatened to burn the table and set the cupcakes on fire. At least four student groups sent complaints to campus administrators, and a student-only meeting was set for Friday evening to discuss it.

I'm telling my Mommy!

That's what we've got right there. The lesson is lost to the idiots the public schools have turned out.

I am so glad I am old. I don't want to live in the world that these spoiled children think they want.

24 posted on 09/23/2011 7:15:51 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: Del Rapier
Charge everyone $2.00. Just pay reparations of $1.25 to Blacks and $1.75 to pre-Columbian immigrants
25 posted on 09/23/2011 7:21:44 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: SmithL
" "I'm really trying to figure out how someone can be this hateful."

The idiot doesn't realize that he's just proven their point!

26 posted on 09/23/2011 7:23:49 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Sarah Palin and whoever!)
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To: jessduntno

Mrs. Worthington Frothingham


27 posted on 09/23/2011 7:29:13 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: cripplecreek
Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle

From one of the Narnia books: "There was once a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."

The liberals dare not think about the meaning behind the racial preference bake sales, and how if charging different races different amounts is bad, then how much worse is having different admission standards and prices for college educations. They hope their screaming will silence any rational discussion.

28 posted on 09/23/2011 7:35:15 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: SmithL
At Berkeley, the Facebook posting violates no campus policy, said Gibor Basri, vice chancellor for equity and inclusion. "The only policy it violates is the principles of community," he said, adding that a campuswide letter will go out Monday. "We can use this as a teaching moment."

In other words, the administration tried find something on the book to forbid the Republican kids, but they came up with nothing except, "Their actions hurt my feeling".

29 posted on 09/23/2011 7:37:41 PM PDT by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Hire someone else.)
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To: wolficatZ
Illegal aliens get them for free PLUS the $2 cash...

LOL

30 posted on 09/23/2011 7:39:07 PM PDT by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Hire someone else.)
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To: Netizen

You have captured how exactly the system works!

And we are supposed to feel magnanimous about it.


31 posted on 09/23/2011 7:39:24 PM PDT by One Name
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To: SmithL

This was done before a few years back. Don’t remember the school.


32 posted on 09/23/2011 7:40:21 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: ladyjane
Louis Winthorpe III
33 posted on 09/23/2011 7:44:13 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SmithL

Indeed, how can people be so hateful?

They call it “affirmative action” and act like it’s all just and fair, though.

Apply it to cookies instead of people and all of a sudden it’s hateful.


34 posted on 09/23/2011 7:46:37 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: peggybac

Georgia Tech.And the minorities had a fit.Except the Koreans.


35 posted on 09/23/2011 7:53:19 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: One Name

I can’t believe they somehow missed that fine point. :)


36 posted on 09/23/2011 8:01:20 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: SmithL

37 posted on 09/23/2011 8:01:26 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: SmithL

These republicans are just plain mean spirited. Everyone knows that only democrats are allowed to judge and classify people by race.


38 posted on 09/23/2011 8:08:08 PM PDT by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: SmithL

This shiite will never change in this country. Racialism and racialism until you puke!


39 posted on 09/23/2011 8:14:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Del Rapier

They should sell muffins to the DOJ. They’ll pay $16 a muffin.


40 posted on 09/23/2011 8:22:15 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Ken522

“this isn’t the first time a bakesale has been proposed”

Never mind proposed; they’ve had them at other schools; they’re unpopular because it becomes clear that our government treats blacks, Hispanics, and women as less-evolved monkeys who could never compete with Anglo and Asian men. The people protesting this are simply donning their gorilla outfits in public.


41 posted on 09/23/2011 8:33:30 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: SmithL
You can now buy the $16.00 Muffins on E-Bay.

The $16.00 Muffin!

42 posted on 09/23/2011 8:39:14 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SmithL

Finally, I may just consider donating to my alma mater, UC Berkeley. Nice to see a bit of sanity. The libbies can SO dish out mockery but they are very thin-skinned.


43 posted on 09/23/2011 8:39:58 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers?)
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To: Ken522

Didn’t USC have a bake sale like this about 10 years ago? Same outrage by the libbies, same satire from the Young Republicans.

Man, they can REALLY dish it out but cannot take a joke. Such whining.


44 posted on 09/23/2011 8:42:43 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers?)
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To: SmithL

racism bookmark


45 posted on 09/23/2011 9:43:40 PM PDT by SoCal SoCon (Conservatism =/= Corporatism.)
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To: cripplecreek

Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle?? That’s a made up name from a cartoon, surely.


46 posted on 09/23/2011 10:02:10 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: I see my hands
"meant to be satirical"

There's the problem. The whites should have stated they were dead serious.

Violence may not be the right response at this time but laughing at a prank while blacks stomp whites to near death isn't the way to respond.

Fixed that for you.

47 posted on 09/23/2011 11:50:25 PM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: SmithL

Who here actually thinks racial profiling, er, ah, “Consideration” is something new in Kalifornia schools?

This is just about formalizing what has been informally true for decades.
I remember looking at the scholarship offerings posted on the very large wall at San Jose State, over twenty years ago.
It was very clear even then that “Whitey” needs to be a hell of an athlete, or expect no help.
But there were scholarships posted for a dizzying array of “Ethnic” preferences.
Some came right out and required “Black” or “Hispanic” applicants, some required a “Z” in the applicants last name, other made a pretense of impartiality, but the fine print made it clear anglos were not welcome to apply.

I used to be disappointed to not have been able to afford a college “Education”, now I’m just relieved to have bypassed the PC and socialist propaganda. (And DEBT!)

Virtually every useful thing I know, I learned on my own, after escaping the public school indoctrination course.

Take a survey of those you know with a degree, you will probably find few actually working in the field they studied!

“Higher Education” has become a taxpayer supported scam and factory for producing liberal fifth columnist.


48 posted on 09/24/2011 12:18:39 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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Sounds like he has a trust fund?

That sounds like a trust fund......

“Invest now in the Skyler Hogan-van Sickle Emerging Market Fund.”

I’m a 42 year old white guy, so I can say this. That’s gotta be the most white-bread name I’ve heard in my life.


49 posted on 09/24/2011 2:12:39 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

I agree.

Look up Ralph Bakshi’s movie, “Coonskin” (aka Street Fight).

A vicious satire, with Scatman Crothers doing some good voice-over work, as well as Phillip Michael Thomas at the beginning of his career.

Unfortunately, Rev. Sharpton utterly missed the satirical point of the film, and accused Mr. Bakshi of racism; Mr. Bakshi is one of the last people on Earth I’d accuse of that charge (read his bio, and look up the film on Wikipedia).

Satire just seems to fly over some folks heads.


50 posted on 09/24/2011 2:19:39 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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