Skip to comments.UC Berkeley GOP student bake sale is mean-spirited
Posted on 09/27/2011 10:03:10 AM PDT by SmithL
I don't know about the political ethics or math skills of the UC Berkeley students who came up with the idea for an Increase Diversity Bake Sale, but they certainly know how to draw a crowd.
The student Republican group that sponsored a race-based bake sale set to be held on the campus today must have been counting on raising more than just the cookie dough.
There are few places in America more reactionary than a college campus, and among them, UC Berkeley is a leader.
A bake sale flyer posted on Facebook last week linked the price of pastries to the race, ethnicity or gender of the buyer so that "White/Caucasians" are charged $2, "Asian/Asian-Americans," $1.50; "Latino/Hispanic" $1; "Black/African Americans," 75 cents; Native Americans 25 cents and a 25 cent discount to all women.
The bake sale creators have no understanding of how race works in America.
In a country whose earliest beginnings relied on an economic system that placed a price tag on the value of a black man, and carried out genocide against its native inhabitants, you would have to be tone-deaf to promote such an idea. Unless of course, all you really wanted was some attention focused on your cause.
Student organizers said the point of the bake sale was to mock a bill now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that would allow university officials to consider race, ethnicity and gender as factors in its student admission decisions. Prop 209 prohibits public universities from considering an applicant's race, gender and ethnicity.
It may have been presented as nothing more than a bit of political theater created to shine a light on a legitimate policy issue, but it came off as mean-spirited.
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Which is more “mean spirited” - charging a student more for a baked good - or denying a student a place at your University because they didn’t have the correct skin color - and instead giving the place to a less qualified individual with the correct skin color?
The only thing I see that the students did wrong is that Asian students should be charged MORE than Caucasian students - not LESS.
Nobody gets a worse deal in college admissions than an academically excellent (but not extraordinary) Asian student.
Correct. It is mean-spirited.
The writer refuses to acknoledge that the Liberal mindset requires that all good things occur due to their largess.
The vermin media would have us believe that EVERYTHING done ANYWHERE outside the approved Liberal Playbook is ‘Mean Spirited’. This therefore makes the moniker of ‘Mean Spirited’ an acknoeldgement of truth and further, a badge of honor...
how is this mean spirited, while the bill before governor moonbeam isn’t?
When liberals look at themselves in a mirror, they never seem to recognize who their looking at.
Education for CA libs:
1. A bake sale is not mean spirited.
2. Making me purchase insurance I don’t need is mean spirited.
3. Using my tax $$ to fund things not in the constitution is mean spirited.
4. Calling Sarah Palin stupid whilst actually claiming that the Obamabutt has a brain at all is mean spirited.
etc. etc, etc.
Shove it up your smelly Obamas, libs.
If any comment or action demonstrates or implies that the Free S**t Army (as Karl Denninger calls it) doesn’t, in fact, deserve any Free S**t - it’s mean-spirited. We know this game well.
Reverse discrimination is still discrimination.
My hat is off to the students who are shining a light on the discriminatory practices of the university.
This is just like the new U-180 film floating around that is absolutely fabulous in getting students to agree that Hitler’s techniques to brainwash people to believe that Jews were not human is the same technique used today by the pro-choice crowd to believe that the fetus is not human. Find the best similar situation, get people to agree that it is wrong, and then apply it to the other situation. Kind of reminds me of teaching with parables!
They should have charged white and asian studente double and made them give away half the goodie to a person of color~
You know - Whites are people of color too! The combination of ALL colors in the spectrum. Black is technically the lack of color!
wow. These people will name call and do anything but discuss the issue in an adult and reasonable manner.
The UCB GOP failed at one thing, they should have opened another bake sale booth next to it where the prices were set based on goods being sold, not who they were sold to. The have a sign above that booth with the message “This is how colleges should operate” and above the other one put the banner “This is how the college system is currently ran”.
They needed to compare and contrast the differences between how it is and how it SHOULD be.
mean-spirited = true
"Mean spirited" is a codeword to be applied to anything of which the socialists do not approve.
They are the self appointed arbiters of all things unfair, unjust, or biased and it is mean-spirited to expose them as the mean, deceitful, lying and bullying people that they really are.
Instead of the "White/Caucasian, $2; Black/African American, $0.75" charged at UC Berkeley, the prices at the University of Wisconsin may have been "White/Caucasian, $375; Black/African American, $0.75" for realism.
Day 1. Sell too ethnic minorities and women only
excluding white males.
Day 2. Sell too white males only.
See which gets a pass.
"Mean spitied" in this context means that it was effective in getting it's message across. The liberal media hates it when anyone on the conservative side makes valid points.
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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
You can email the Berkeley College Republicans at:
As a member of a persecuted religious minority (Jew), with disabilities, and of advanced years (can remember when Jesus wore short pants), I want a full, written explanation as to why I have not yet received my free chocolate eclairs from the Berserkley booth.
I gotz rights AND entitlements! ! !
oldie, but a goodie:
“University Of Wisconsin Says It Faked Diversity Photo”
The University of Wisconsin at Madison recently admitted that school officials could not find an existing example of racial diversity during a sports event there, so a publicity photo on the cover of its 40-page fall admissions brochure was doctored to include a Black student among a crowd of White football fans.
Mean-Spirited = Disagreeing with a liberal.
You mean like the "rich," "millionaires," "billionaires," "corporate jet owners"?
Yes, indeed, it’s mean spirited to call out the hypocrisy of liberals.
As a UC-Berkeley alum, this is the most rediculous assertion I have read in years.
“Mean spirited” is a code word for “honest”.
“Genocide against its native inhabitants”? Genetic analysis proves they’re Chinese. Stay up with the times, Chip.
Correct. It is also Asians (mainly the students parents) who are the most bitter about this situation in California.
It is to LOL
Actually, I think the students’ idea is brilliant. They certainly get their point across.
Yes, actually they do. What their critics have is a fond illusion, a fairy story with themselves cast as the heroes. Taking away their fairy story and forcing them to look at reality may be "mean-spirited" but it turns out to be necessary.
The new country was not always friendly to Indians, with infamous examples like the Trail of Tears, but often it was friendlier to Indians than their fellow Indians were. And ultimately it gave Indians most of their wish, which was to be let alone on private lands and passively get funds from treaties and mineral rights -- which could have been a pot of jam for them, but largely they languish.
It was long suspected by anthropologists that what we know as American Indians were peoples who crossed a land bridge to North America which briefly existed across what we now call the Bering Strait. It joined what we call Siberia today to what we call Alaska today.
I’m not aware of genetic proofs that tie American Indians to oriental peoples. That was long a debated question. Who carried that out?
How much mileage do these people really want to get out of old grievances? Virtually everyone had ancestors that were somebody else’s slaves or conquered people. And present day color or race has little to do with that. That is a cheap minded wild goose chase.
Lift the rock. Listen to the howls of agony,
What is more ‘mean spirited’ then denying acceptance based on merit? What is more mean spirited then saying that it is not your hard work and accademics that matter but how you look that matters?
I'd have to see more evidence to be convinced of that. The Psanish and Portuguese internarried with Indians to such a great extent that the mixed-race population now makes up the substantial majority of Latin American societies. There was a substantial cultural as well as genetic fusion.
Whereas, as I nuderstand it, intermarriage between English-speaking settlers and tribal people was far more rare. Most Indians in North America were firmly pushed back and then segregated into reservations. (A possible, partial exception might be the mixture of Scotch-Irish and Cherokee in Appalachia.)
Sounds like they understand it perfectly. Chip on the other hand, not so much.
Shove it up your SMELLY OBAMASS, libs.
>>>Im not aware of genetic proofs that tie American Indians to oriental peoples. That was long a debated question. Who carried that out?<<<
Mitochondrial DNA studies seem to indicate that some of the ancestors of Native Americans came from central Asia, with the ancestors of modern Europeans moving east and the Native Americans moving west. There’s a lot of speculation about how Native people came to North America, including by boat along the coast. Eskimoan peoples have definite Asian origins and got to North America recently, in comparison. I can see it in my classroom - the Yup’ik kids often look very Chinese, while the Athabascan kids look almost European, except for the slightly brown skin.
In any case... the Berkeley students put on a brilliant satire. Which is why they pissed off so many people.