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Big Turn-Out for Cal Bake Sale
NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 | Lori Preuitt

Posted on 09/27/2011 12:23:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Bake sales don't normally get national attention.

There was a big turn out for a very controversial bake sale on the Cal campus Tuesday.

The Berkeley College Republicans' "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" kicked off right on schedule in Sproul Plaza at 10 a.m.

The group announced the sale last week. They said it was designed to spark conversation about a bill that is now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that would allow California public universities to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions. The bill is SB185.

Berkeley College Republicans posted the prices of its cookies according to race, gender and ethnicity.

"White/Caucasian" pastries for $2 "Asian/American" for $1.50 "Latino/Hispanic" for $1 "Black/African American" for 75 cents "Native American" only had to pay a quarter Women get a 25-cent discount UC Berkeley student leaders condemned the event. During an emergency meeting on Sunday night, student senators voted 19-0 that the bake sale is discriminatory.

There was a counter protest also held at Sproul Tuesday afternoon. Although the gathering was large, it remained peaceful.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bakesale; berkeleygop; calberkeley; diversity; sb185

1 posted on 09/27/2011 12:23:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
During an emergency meeting on Sunday night, student senators voted 19-0 that the bake sale is discriminatory.

Gotta hand it to the college students these days. Nothing gets past them...

2 posted on 09/27/2011 12:29:24 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: nickcarraway
"During an emergency meeting on Sunday night, student senators voted 19-0 that the bake sale is discriminatory."

ya think!??!
3 posted on 09/27/2011 12:29:51 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (By God, we will not squander what has been given us!)
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To: nickcarraway
UC Berkeley student leaders condemned the event. During an emergency meeting on Sunday night, student senators voted 19-0 that the bake sale is discriminatory.

It's good to read the leaders understand it is discriminatory. Too bad they can't quite make the mental leap to understanding that allowing "California public universities to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions" is also discriminatory. They just aren't quite that bright.

4 posted on 09/27/2011 12:30:28 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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Of course it is. T'is the whole point of the event, to point out how discriminatory SB185 is.

God Bless the Berkeley Republicans.

5 posted on 09/27/2011 12:30:39 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: TheDon

It’s the liberal “feel good about myself” blindspot.

They wouldn’t be upset about the bake sale if it didn’t so clearly point out their hypocrisy.


6 posted on 09/27/2011 12:32:23 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

The left has gone nuts over this and the Idiotic lib media is too. This one really HURT, didn’t it leftists?


7 posted on 09/27/2011 12:33:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

This is the verdict - the light has come into the world but the people preferred darkness for their deeds were evil.


8 posted on 09/27/2011 12:34:24 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

It would be better if, after a caucasion bought a $2 cupcake, the seller would grab it from him and hand it over to a black or Hispanic. That’s the reality.


9 posted on 09/27/2011 12:35:00 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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It would be better if, after a caucasion bought a $2 cupcake, the seller would grab it from him and hand it over to a black or Hispanic. That’s the reality.

Even better, there should be a quota as to the percentage of cupcakes sold. This should be in addition to the pricing differential They need to force the appropriate diversity among cupcake consumers you know.

10 posted on 09/27/2011 12:50:13 PM PDT by BoringGuy
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

Why of course it is, and the Republicans themselves said as much. It was meant to raise the question about whether the bill being pondered by Jerry Brown is also discriminatory.


11 posted on 09/27/2011 12:50:42 PM 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: BoringGuy

Yeah, only so many of the cupcakes should have been sold to white people before the rest would be available only to other races.


12 posted on 09/27/2011 12:51:54 PM 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: MayflowerMadam

And as long as the people doing the selling can make the rules, they can define what they can take and what they can give away. THAT would be the real lesson in all of this: the powers-that-be can do whatever they darn well please to us, including forcibly taking whatever portion of our money they want and giving it to whoever they want.

To carry your version out a bit farther, the person who complains because their $2 cupcake was taken away and given to a black or Hispanic would get audited and put into “diversity re-education”. If they sued they would be told it is none of their business that their cupcake was stolen because EVERYBODY’S cupcake can be/is stolen the same way.

Kudos to these young people who had the courage to give a “children’s message” that even the elites could understand.


13 posted on 09/27/2011 12:51:59 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: nickcarraway

Semi-OT, but SB 185 is clearly unconstitutional, at least as a matter of state law. (I think it’s also federally unconstitutional, but we have to ask Justice O’Connor about that. Has it been 25 years?)

Reason: In 1996 Cal voters passed Prop 209, an amendment to the state CONSTITUTION (point being, NOT a mere statute), barring racial preferences by state agencies.

No mere statute can undo (or ease, or fuzz, or dilute) a constitutional provision. No, you’ll have to re-amend the constitution for that.


14 posted on 09/27/2011 1:01:07 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: nickcarraway

All the female Native Americans on campus should have wiped them out ordering the free cookies.


15 posted on 09/27/2011 1:02:21 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I don’t know if there are enough.


16 posted on 09/27/2011 1:49:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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All they’d need would be one unless, ironically, they instituted a quota.


17 posted on 09/27/2011 2:00:32 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway
"White/Caucasian" pastries for $2 "Asian/American" for $1.50 "Latino/Hispanic" for $1 "Black/African American" for 75 cents "Native American" only had to pay a quarter Women get a 25-cent discount

What about the LGBT? Why are they being left out?

18 posted on 09/27/2011 2:01:02 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Democrats have no superego.)
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To: nickcarraway

One exception, Rush Limbaugh’s “Dan’s Bake Sale” got lots of attention.


19 posted on 09/27/2011 2:04:56 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: frankenMonkey

“During an emergency meeting on Sunday night, student senators voted 19-0 that the bake sale is discriminatory.”

This is the same place for which Californium, Berkeleum, Einsteinium, and Lawrencium are named.

Talk about high’s and low’s. They took a vote to declare it discriminatory, and never thought about what that would look like to the public?

It used to be a great university. No more.


20 posted on 09/27/2011 2:14:51 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: MayflowerMadam

It would be better if, after a caucasion bought a $2 cupcake, the seller would grab it from him and hand it over to a black or Hispanic. That’s the reality.

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It’s already built into the discriminatory price.


21 posted on 09/27/2011 2:17:49 PM PDT by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

> During an emergency meeting on Sunday night, student senators voted 19-0 that the bake sale is discriminatory.

Of course it is. T’is the whole point of the event, to point out how discriminatory SB185 is.

God Bless the Berkeley Republicans.<<

And that is why conservatives are always smarter...we get it. Libtards are on a different and alien plane of reality.


22 posted on 09/27/2011 4:10:22 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: nickcarraway

The chicano student union should show up and declare that bake sale lands are ATZLAN.

Then the Dean can announce new measures forcing College Repulbican cookies to be sold to poor black UCB students in spite of the discounts.

Later if they default on payment for purchases of unrealistically extravagant cookies, then the Univ of California can step in and bail them out.

Of course this is all providing that a drunk Mexican UCB student does not drive drunk and collide with the cookie table....


23 posted on 09/27/2011 7:36:31 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: nickcarraway

Why was there no provision for long, chocolate-covered bananas for gay students?


24 posted on 09/27/2011 7:38:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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