Skip to comments.Pay-by-race bake sale at Berkeley still on, student Republican group says
Posted on 09/26/2011 5:08:29 AM PDT by ShadowAce
It's meant to be racist, and it's meant to be discriminatory.
But the controversial "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans is still on, the club's president said, despite "grossly misguided comments" and threats aimed toward supporters of the University of California Berkeley student group.
During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.
The bake sale is meant to draw attention to pending legislation that would allow California universities consider race or national origin during the admission process.
"We agree that the event is inherently racist, but that is the point," BCR President Shawn Lewis wrote in response to backlash to the event. "It is no more racist than giving an individual an advantage in college admissions based solely on their race (or) gender."
Berkeley's student government, the Associated Students of the University of California, held an emergency Senate meeting late Sunday to discuss the issue and passed a resolution that, in part, "condemns the use of discrimination whether it is in satire or in seriousness by any student group."
"I completely support the idea of BCR -- or any students on campus -- (having) political discussion," ASUC President Vishalli Loomba said. "I think student members of BCR have a full right to express their feelings, but I don't necessarily think this tactic is constructive. I strongly encourage them to engage in this dialogue in a more constructive manner, such as a forum or a town hall meeting.'
But the bake sale is intended to be a direct, "physical" response to an ASUC-sponsored phone bank -- also scheduled for Tuesday -- where students will be encouraged to call...
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The whole exercise puts the lie to the idea that Leftwingtards seek non discrimination or that they believe in free speech.
They are uncovered as the Neo-Nazi POS they actually are.
Go Republicans, Go.
They always take flack for it but it's a perfect representation. The libs and progressives on campus refuse to think and see what this action really means.
I do hope he didn't just recently adopt that name. Much better to have something like that INHERITED!
Ha, liberals are such cry babies when their own philosophies and politics are the subject of satire... they, the heros of a just society, ha! The more they piddle with “social justice” the more injustice they produce.
In other words--I can't control the venue, so I don't like it.
The Aunt Pittypats are swooning over an educational demonstration. Perhaps if one added a banana, a chain saw, a quadruped and a jar of excrement, and removed all clothing of course...that would be fine with them.
So, native-American woman can get the stuff for free.
Then, they can set up their own bake sale and undercut the Young Republicans and put them out of business.
Truth is, that's exactly how Federal contracting is being done right now.
Thanks for posting, ShadowAce! This is a brilliant idea. I laughed when I read some of the students bought a cupcake to throw at them or to simply knock it off the table. Welcome to conservative anger....
If they did the exact same thing, but said it was “to show the income difference due to evil racists and capitalist greed” they would have all gotten hero awards for their ‘sensitivity’.
I wish there were ‘Like’ buttons on a post, ‘cuz I liked yours.
They can't bear to see their pet projects being mocked.
Obama would be charged 1.38 right? (1/2 of white man price plus 1/2 of black man price)
Berkeley has Republicans!?! Who knew!
Actually, to make the scenario more realistic, the Republican group would be required to pay Eskimos to take their merchandise, since Eskimos are always first in line at the Federal trough.
I’ve seen it happen.
Ain’t diversity grand?
“”I completely support the idea of BCR — or any students on campus — (having) political discussion,” ASUC President Vishalli Loomba said. “I think student members of BCR have a full right to express their feelings, but I don’t necessarily think this tactic is constructive. I strongly encourage them to engage in this dialogue in a more constructive manner, such as a forum or a town hall meeting.’
“Constructive,” to a liberal, means conforming to whatever the liberal wants you to do. If any liberal is offended (and liberals are offended by EVERYTHING) it’s NOT “constructive” (by their definition, of course). Thus, by their “reasoning,” Republicans should never do ANYTHING, and certainly never do anything liberals don’t approve of, because it’s not “constructive”.
Glad to see some people getting in their faces about THEIR inherent racism. It’s way past time we stop condoning their childish and destructive behavior.
Great post! You are exactly right that federal contracting is one of the most racist systems going. Here, minorities are given all the advantages.
“and put them out of business.”
That should have been the objective of the bake sale - go bankrupt. The Young Republicans kinda caved to the liberal line by begging off the profits and donating them to an unmentioned charity.
IMHO, the price scale should have started with the white guys paying the dead cost of the cup cakes and everyone else getting a subsidy, leaving the bake sale in the hole. That puts a finer point on the argument.
“I think it was the liberals who are angry..”
Darn! I was thinking that a simple bake sale (to show the disparity) was hitting home with some. Sort of like the “experiment” where the “A” students had to trade their grade to the “D” students in the name of “fairness and equity”.
They can call it whatever they want, but affirmative action is still discrimination. It happens all the time. It’s affected me and mine. My son, for example, was denied an academic scholarship solely because he’s the wrong race. Had he been a minority, he would have received help, but since he’s an evil white guy, he’s held to a higher standard.
Now I know it’s nice if one is on the up side of discrimination. I’m sure a number of white males liked it when they were on top, but what’s that saying? Two wrongs don’t make a right.
Right now, millions of people benefit from racial and sex-based preferences. They’re on the up side of this, and they won’t want to voluntarily relinquish their preferred status any more than a lot of whites (which we did BTW). That’s a shame, because we’ll never have a chance at peace so long as government plays favorites.
Do they accept EBT cards? Food stamps?
Fresh Wind: “Truth is, that’s exactly how Federal contracting is being done right now.”
I don’t know if that’s common knowledge, but you’re right. Minorities create “businesses” that do little more than act as intermediaries between the government and white-owned businesses. They use their minority status to win contracts, then subcontract the business out to very (non-minority) businesses they beat out. I’m told there’s some very good money in it if one knows what to do. I don’t know if it’s legal or not, but it’s definitely done. I can’t blame the minorities if it’s legal, because they didn’t set up the lopsided contracting system.
>>IMHO, the price scale should have started with the white guys paying the dead cost of the cup cakes<<
The cupcakes don’t appear out of thin air. Someone is paying for them. Wonder how many non-white republicans there are at this school?
“condemns the use of discrimination whether it is in satire or in seriousness by any student group.”
In other news, the student government welcomed the Vagina Monologues returning to campus this year.
Republicans, in Berserkley? Who knew? < /sarc >
“The cupcakes dont appear out of thin air. Someone is paying for them. Wonder how many non-white republicans there are at this school?”
So right you are. Using the liberal model, a govt loan (Solyndra) would be granted.
This cup cake sale could have been a perfect summary of what’s going on today. They just narrowed the issue to affirmative action.
It's completely legal.
And if TEA Party experience is any indicator, how well they handle being loved to death!
The Young Republicans have done this before.
I can only hope they'll also point out what HYPICRITES their detractors are.
Having your class admissions based on race is okay, but doing the same for baked goods is racist?
They might run out onf the Asian bucket prices. People have been complaining for years that Asians dominate the UC System particularly Berkeley.
>>Using the liberal model, a govt loan (Solyndra) would be granted.<<
Doubled down fantastic lesson. Spot on!
In other words, this is too concrete! You need to move the debate to an abstract form where we can hear about feelings, fairness and correcting social injustice.
CA voted to end such institutionalized racism in higher education admissions with Prop 209 (1996). It's improper for the legislature to attempt circumventing this vote.
Fox News story on this: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1184891495001/fox-news-debuts-new-election-technology/?playlist_id=86858#/v/1185209797001/racist-bake-sale-or-statement-on-affirmative-action/?playlist_id=87485