Skip to comments.UC Berkeley student senators respond to bake sale
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.
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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.
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.
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.
It’s not so much that they lack a sense of humor. They just don’t understand the joke.
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)
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.
Mr. Shawn Christopher Lewis, BA
Amelia Irene Lincoln
FRANCISCO ANTONIO LOAYZA
Derek C. Zhou
In clear violation of Proposition 227.
In clear violation of Proposition 227.
OOPS!!! That was Proposition 209, 227 ended bilingual ed.
They are just being Multicultural Coombaya, what’s the problem here, why is the Left so up in arms about this?
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.
The truth stings and is not to be endured by Liberals.
So the ban the mocking of racism, but not actual racism.
it's so "hurtful" to expect them to earn it!
In reference to you tag line; Did you notice that the NYPD now claims they have the ability to shoot down a plane?
What courageous young people! Thanks for posting this...if young adults can conduct resistance to liberalism in Berkeley...this country has hope!
Free speech must not be tolerated at Berkeley.
Who wudda thunk such a thing...
Maybe somebody ought to start a movement or something...
Those heartless Republicans are under the illusion they still have freedom of speech or something.
Her parents want to get an early start on pushing that porn/ poledancing career, it seems!
19 to 0? Sounds like there is unequal representation at Berserkly!
Minorities hit hardest by bake sale
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.