Skip to comments.BERKELEY: Racially heated posting sparks outrage at UC
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.
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If I wear some cork over my face do I get a discount?
I am really not racist I just want cheap muffins.
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
“Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle”
LOL! Is that the dude’s real name? Sounds like he has a trust fund.
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!
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.)
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.
That’s the first thing I thought as well.
Poor kid never had a chance at being a real man...
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.
Almost as good as Chatsworth T. Osborne, Junior...
“Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle”
Both of his moms are very upset.
Kid doubtlessly learned “if you want your way, act like a drama queen.”
I suspect Irony was left out of group think classes in the modern universitys.
LOL! Poor tool doesn't even get it.
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.
“Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle”
I certainly hope his pastries were priced by the name. Skyler is almost as bad a name as Steny!
>A 25-cent discount is offered for women. <
I;m offended!! As a dude, why do women get 25 cents??
“Illustrating absurdity by using absurdity seems to be lost on all but the extremely intelligent. “
Had to be the wedgie king of his high school gym class.
Illegal aliens get them for free PLUS the $2 cash...
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.
The idiot doesn't realize that he's just proven their point!
Mrs. Worthington Frothingham
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.
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".
You have captured how exactly the system works!
And we are supposed to feel magnanimous about it.
This was done before a few years back. Don’t remember the school.
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.
Georgia Tech.And the minorities had a fit.Except the Koreans.
I can’t believe they somehow missed that fine point. :)
These republicans are just plain mean spirited. Everyone knows that only democrats are allowed to judge and classify people by race.
This shiite will never change in this country. Racialism and racialism until you puke!
They should sell muffins to the DOJ. They’ll pay $16 a muffin.
“this isnt 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.
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.
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.
Skyler Hogan-Van Sickle?? That’s a made up name from a cartoon, surely.
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.
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.
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.
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.