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Pay-by-race bake sale at Berkeley still on, student Republican group says
CNN ^ | 26 September 2011 | Holly Yan

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; bakesale; berkley; collegerepublicans; diversity; highereducation; preferences; quotas; racialquotas; racism

1 posted on 09/26/2011 5:08:40 AM PDT by ShadowAce
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To: ShadowAce

Brilliant.


2 posted on 09/26/2011 5:11:43 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: ShadowAce
Loomboli is such an idiot ~ this technique is incredibly effective. It's making him, among others, abandon reason while simultaneously groveling.

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.

3 posted on 09/26/2011 5:13:23 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ShadowAce
This has been around as a tactic for many years. Most of the UC College Republican clubs did this about 6-7 years ago.

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.

4 posted on 09/26/2011 5:14:56 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: ShadowAce
LOOMBA, not Loombali ~ more like the Loofa for the bath.

I do hope he didn't just recently adopt that name. Much better to have something like that INHERITED!

5 posted on 09/26/2011 5:15:07 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ShadowAce

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.


6 posted on 09/26/2011 5:18:46 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: muawiyah
"...but I don't necessarily think this tactic is constructive.

In other words--I can't control the venue, so I don't like it.

7 posted on 09/26/2011 5:20:24 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

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.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 5:21:55 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: ShadowAce
Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.

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.

9 posted on 09/26/2011 5:23:25 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: ShadowAce

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....


10 posted on 09/26/2011 5:24:13 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: ShadowAce

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’.


11 posted on 09/26/2011 5:26:29 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: Fresh Wind

I wish there were ‘Like’ buttons on a post, ‘cuz I liked yours.


12 posted on 09/26/2011 5:30:45 AM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: momtothree
I think it was the liberals who are angry and will throw the goods back at them.

They can't bear to see their pet projects being mocked.

13 posted on 09/26/2011 5:30:53 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Obama would be charged 1.38 right? (1/2 of white man price plus 1/2 of black man price)


14 posted on 09/26/2011 5:34:18 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: ShadowAce

Berkeley has Republicans!?! Who knew!


15 posted on 09/26/2011 5:39:35 AM PDT by cg56 (Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?)
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To: biggerten

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?


16 posted on 09/26/2011 5:40:41 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: ShadowAce

“”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.


17 posted on 09/26/2011 5:42:23 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: Fresh Wind

Great post! You are exactly right that federal contracting is one of the most racist systems going. Here, minorities are given all the advantages.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 5:44:30 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: Fresh Wind

“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.


19 posted on 09/26/2011 5:44:57 AM PDT by burroak
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To: ShadowAce

“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”.


20 posted on 09/26/2011 5:45:55 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: ShadowAce

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.


21 posted on 09/26/2011 5:54:37 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. I prefer good!)
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To: ShadowAce

Do they accept EBT cards? Food stamps?


22 posted on 09/26/2011 5:59:29 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Fresh Wind

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.


23 posted on 09/26/2011 6:05:08 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. I prefer good!)
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To: burroak

>>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?


24 posted on 09/26/2011 6:12:23 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: ShadowAce

“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.


25 posted on 09/26/2011 6:19:28 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: ShadowAce

Super brilliant!


26 posted on 09/26/2011 6:20:10 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: ShadowAce

Republicans, in Berserkley? Who knew? < /sarc >


27 posted on 09/26/2011 6:23:38 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: netmilsmom

“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?”

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.


28 posted on 09/26/2011 6:27:14 AM PDT by burroak
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To: CitizenUSA
I don’t know if it’s legal or not, but it’s definitely done.

It's completely legal.

29 posted on 09/26/2011 6:30:40 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: netmilsmom
Wonder how many non-white republicans there are at this school?

And if TEA Party experience is any indicator, how well they handle being loved to death!

30 posted on 09/26/2011 6:31:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ShadowAce
ROFLMAO!

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?

31 posted on 09/26/2011 6:34:51 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am ~Person~ as created by the Laws of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: netmilsmom

They might run out onf the Asian bucket prices. People have been complaining for years that Asians dominate the UC System particularly Berkeley.


32 posted on 09/26/2011 7:09:49 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: burroak

>>Using the liberal model, a govt loan (Solyndra) would be granted.<<

Doubled down fantastic lesson. Spot on!


33 posted on 09/26/2011 7:41:51 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: All; ShadowAce
ASUC President Vishalli Loomba said... 'I strongly encourage them to engage in this dialogue in a more constructive manner, such as a forum or a town hall meeting.'

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.

34 posted on 09/26/2011 8:57:56 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Ryan: Obama "a pyromaniac in a field of straw men" / Andre Carson's racism goes unchecked)
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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


35 posted on 09/27/2011 10:49:18 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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