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UC Berkeley student senators respond to bake sale
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/26/11 | Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 09/26/2011 9:33:00 AM PDT by SmithL

Berkeley student senators voted Sunday to condemn discriminatory behavior on campus - even if done in satire - in response to a Republican student group's plans for an "Increase Diversity Bake Sale," with pastries labeled according to race and gender.

The 19-0 vote, with one absence, came during a special meeting of the Associated Students of the University of California, as the debate over affirmative action reignited in Berkeley.

"Sure, it came off as discrimination," said Francisco Loayza IV, the treasurer of the Republican group, at Sunday's meeting. "People are being judged by their skin color (in affirmative action policies). I don't want to be judged because I'm brown. Look past the prices, and see what we're trying to do."

But another student, Devonte Jackson, said the bake sale was inappropriate and hurtful, "attacking underrepresented communities by reducing their communities to a cheaply priced good."

The bake sale - which the Berkeley College Republicans still plan to hold Tuesday - is an effort to denounce a bill now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that would allow the University of California and California State University to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions.

The bake sale has students quarrelling not only about race-based college admissions but about the nature of political commentary - what is fair and what is offensive, and who gets to decide.

The Republican group timed the sale for Tuesday to counter an event by the student government on the same day that they say is racist in its own right. That event, sponsored by the Associated Students, will be a call-in booth on campus inviting support for SB185,...

Currently, Proposition 209, which was approved by California voters in 1996, prevents public schools and employers from considering applicants' race, ethnicity and gender.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; bakesale; berkeley; uc

1 posted on 09/26/2011 9:33:07 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Republicans at Berzerkely

Who knew?


2 posted on 09/26/2011 9:35:38 AM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: SmithL

Wow, Native American women would eat for free! Such a deal!

Proof, once again, that liberals have no sense of humor.

}:-)4


3 posted on 09/26/2011 9:37:19 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: SmithL

If anything, this is a bit of dry, understated humor that has this incurably peecee student council running around with its tails on fire betraying what it is.

I could think of variations, such as charging the same nominal price but having discount coupons at the table targeted to various sexes and ethnicities (shoot, why not one for the poofter luggbutts too?) but it really didn’t need more to make the point.


4 posted on 09/26/2011 9:38:59 AM 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
Devonte Jackson, said the bake sale was inappropriate and hurtful

Truth hurts, eh Devonte? And the satire was quite appropriate, given socialists' obsession with race.

5 posted on 09/26/2011 9:39:44 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: SmithL

You could apply the Harley-Davidson slogan to this:
“If I have to explain, then you’d never understand.”


6 posted on 09/26/2011 9:39:44 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly ("Hit 'em again, Todd!!")
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To: hattend

Now they should do THE EXACT SAME THING but say they want to show the evil of capitalism and price according to how unfair it is to each race.

I bet they get loud applause from the faculty


7 posted on 09/26/2011 9:39:55 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: SmithL

If it is government-based discrimination then it is completely fine by the Leftists! But some independent-thinking fools like the Pubbies doing this dastardly deed? Not on your life!


8 posted on 09/26/2011 9:40:04 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Moose4

Hey Indian maidens from coast to coast! Here’s your chance!


9 posted on 09/26/2011 9:40:19 AM 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

This proves once again that the Leftards have absolutely no sense of humor.


10 posted on 09/26/2011 9:41:30 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

if they were really smart they would have done the exact same thing at two different schools- and said that one was to show the evil of capitalism and prices were according to how ‘unfair’ it is to different races


11 posted on 09/26/2011 9:41:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket~!!!)
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To: SmithL

A bunch of sanctimonious hypocrites. Feminist groups on campuses around the country used to do the same thing, selling cookies for .72 for women, $1.00 for men, to illustrate the phony “gender gap” in pay. And no one complained; in fact they thought it brilliant.

They will never own up to their own hypocrisy.


12 posted on 09/26/2011 9:42:15 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: SmithL

My favorite is the Conservative teacher, in exchanging a conversation on the merits of welfare - asked the students if they thought it would be fair for their test grades to be taken from the top performers, and distributed to those who were under-performing.

Funny, when it’s someone else’s money; they were for re-distribution. But when it was their test grades, then suddenly and without explaination this was ‘unfair’.


13 posted on 09/26/2011 9:42:48 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Devonte

Devonte! What kind of name is that? What language or nationality? Hmmmmmmm?

14 posted on 09/26/2011 9:43:33 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: ozark hilljilly
Reminds me of a blonde joke...

Blind Man in a Biker Bar

A blind man wanders into an all girls biker bar by mistake.

He finds his way to a bar stool and orders some coffee.

After sitting there for a while, he yells to the server, "Hey, you want to hear a blonde joke?"

The bar immediately falls absolutely silent.

In a very deep, husky voice the woman next to him says, "Before you tell that joke, sir, I think it is only fair given that you're blind that you should know five things:

1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat.

2. The bouncer is a blonde girl.

3. I'm a 6-foot tall, 175 lb. Blonde woman with a black belt in karate.

4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde & a professional weightlifter.

5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.

Now, think about it seriously, Mister. Do you still want to tell that joke?"

The blind man thinks for a second, shakes his head, and mutters,

"No, not if I'm going to have to explain it five freaking times."

15 posted on 09/26/2011 9:45:39 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Mr. K

Next thing you know those Bezerkley Pubbies are going to start asking students to redistribute their GPAs to those grade-deprived students who aren’t aren’t capable as Whitey!

GPA subsidies rock! LOL!


16 posted on 09/26/2011 9:46:57 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SmithL

Have Eric “Muffin Man” Holder offer up $16 muffins as an alternative.


17 posted on 09/26/2011 9:47:07 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: hattend

So does this mean that they’re going to ban preferential treatment of minorities in admissions practices?


18 posted on 09/26/2011 9:47:56 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Osage Orange

LOL!!!


19 posted on 09/26/2011 9:49:05 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: SmithL
I hope these guys have the nads to stand strong.

It's funny, biting satire. The Left, big fans of that P*ssy Jon Stewart don't know real satire...They think he's the tops with his wrestling with the obvious.

I'm thinking they missed the trans-gender option. Probably have to lop off another quarter if you've endured an addadictomy. Ooops. Maybe lop off should have been directed at the angry inch heroes.

I imagine lots of name calling and glitter throwing today, maybe some fake pies to the face. I would have hired an off duty police officer with a tazer to keep the “offended” at bay.

20 posted on 09/26/2011 9:51:07 AM PDT by Pigsley
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To: SmithL

Ahhhh.....the student senate at berkley.....all the sense of humor of a gut-shot wild boar with none of the boar’s other endearing qualities.


21 posted on 09/26/2011 9:53:16 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Mr. Mojo

Devonte? With that quote of “hurt and offense taken” Hmmmmm. Wild guess: Studies major and perpetual victim.

Doubt he’s in the hard science field. I don’t doubt he did not have the grades to be there in the first place.


22 posted on 09/26/2011 9:54:20 AM PDT by Pigsley
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To: laweeks

Lemonjello
Orangelello
Female

What do these words have in common?

They were all names found in a maternity ward nursery in Detroit in the 1980’s.

Female is pronounced fee MA ley.

They stopped indicating ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ on the footboards of the little cribs that face the nursery window as a result. Some mothers thought the hospital issued the name to the baby.

Lemonjello? Yup, Lemon Jello.

It’s not a racial thing, however, it’s a stupid thing. Here in the town I live in reside Kirk Douglas Sullivan and Marilyn Monroe Sullivan, along with Brandi Cherry Gustavson, and a boy with a middle name Allowishus. All white.


23 posted on 09/26/2011 9:57:24 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Moose4

It’s not so much that they lack a sense of humor. They just don’t understand the joke.


24 posted on 09/26/2011 9:57:47 AM PDT by lurk
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To: SmithL
drop them a note of encourgement -

Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) Purpose: The object of BCR shall be to work for the election of Republican candidates for public office; to contribute to the growth and influence of the Republican Party at the University of California; to support and participate in the formation of the principles and policies of the Republican Party; to work to make the Republican Party the majority party; to promote good government at all levels; and to politically educate the BCR membership.

URL: www.berkeleycollegerepublicans.com (under construction)
Email: ucbgop@gmail.com
Address: Eshleman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Activities: BCR is looking forward to another exciting year! We're planning convention trips, a few guest speakers, leadership training schools, and of course a ton of involvement in campaigns and elections.

Group Signatories:
Mr. Shawn Christopher Lewis, BA
Email: SHAWNLEWIS@ME.COM

Amelia Irene Lincoln
Email: amelia-lincoln@berkeley.edu

FRANCISCO ANTONIO LOAYZA
Email: LOAYZA.FRANK@GMAIL.COM

Derek C. Zhou
Email: DEREK@CUPERTINOUNA.ORG

source

25 posted on 09/26/2011 10:04:56 AM PDT by DKM
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To: hattend
The bake sale - which the Berkeley College Republicans still plan to hold Tuesday - is an effort to denounce a bill now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that would allow the University of California and California State University to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions.

In clear violation of Proposition 227.

26 posted on 09/26/2011 10:09:16 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: hattend
The bake sale - which the Berkeley College Republicans still plan to hold Tuesday - is an effort to denounce a bill now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that would allow the University of California and California State University to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions.

In clear violation of Proposition 227.

OOPS!!! That was Proposition 209, 227 ended bilingual ed.

27 posted on 09/26/2011 10:10:37 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: SmithL

They are just being Multicultural Coombaya, what’s the problem here, why is the Left so up in arms about this?


28 posted on 09/26/2011 10:33:35 AM PDT by Amerikan_Samurai
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To: SmithL
The bake sale has students quarreling not only about race-based college admissions but about the nature of political commentary - what is fair and what is offensive, and who gets to decide.

Everyone gets to decide what they find offensive and what they don't. But what a lot of people in U of C/Berkeley don't seem to understand is that if they find someone's speech offensive, that doesn't mean they get to stop people from saying it.

29 posted on 09/26/2011 10:35:43 AM PDT by RonF
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To: SmithL

The truth stings and is not to be endured by Liberals.


30 posted on 09/26/2011 10:37:50 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: SmithL

So the ban the mocking of racism, but not actual racism.

Typical.


31 posted on 09/26/2011 10:38:46 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SmithL
It's so beyond thse libs that just maybe a student should be granted admission to college based on merit.

it's so "hurtful" to expect them to earn it!

32 posted on 09/26/2011 10:42:13 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: Carry_Okie

In reference to you tag line; Did you notice that the NYPD now claims they have the ability to shoot down a plane?


33 posted on 09/26/2011 11:10:32 AM PDT by itsahoot (The MSM will not pick my candidate--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--)
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To: SmithL

What courageous young people! Thanks for posting this...if young adults can conduct resistance to liberalism in Berkeley...this country has hope!


34 posted on 09/26/2011 11:11:57 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: SmithL
The bake sale has students quarrelling not only about race-based college admissions but about the nature of political commentary - what is fair and what is offensive, and who gets to decide.

Free speech must not be tolerated at Berkeley.

Who wudda thunk such a thing...

Maybe somebody ought to start a movement or something...

35 posted on 09/26/2011 11:13:09 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: SmithL

Those heartless Republicans are under the illusion they still have freedom of speech or something.


36 posted on 09/26/2011 11:13:29 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RinaseaofDs
along with Brandi Cherry Gustavson

Her parents want to get an early start on pushing that porn/ poledancing career, it seems!

37 posted on 09/26/2011 11:17:40 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: SmithL

19 to 0? Sounds like there is unequal representation at Berserkly!


38 posted on 09/26/2011 11:27:02 AM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Minorities hit hardest by bake sale


39 posted on 09/26/2011 11:59:06 AM PDT by Augustinian monk
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To: vpintheak

Diversity is only skin deep at college. Diversity in skin color only, not in thinking. Diversity ends beyond the party line Democrat socialist, pro-abortion, anti-military, anti-corporation, anti-Christion, anti-family, anti-gun, anti-God, pro-open borders, pro-homosexual, pro-drugs, pro-government group think.


40 posted on 09/26/2011 4:02:50 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

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


41 posted on 09/27/2011 10:48:18 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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