Skip to comments.Young Conservatives of Texas Throw “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” At University of Texas
Posted on 09/25/2013 7:10:33 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
Usually, Im not a fan of having my baked goods politicized, mostly because of that piece of fetus cake I ate at the pro-life rally I once randomly wandered into. It still haunts me. Ironically, I think they bought it from an erotic bakery, because Im not even sure who else would make something like that. The cake was pretty graphic. So much strawberry syrup.
That being said, the University of Texas chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas put on a pretty hilarious and poignant bake sale today, one aimed at speaking out against the ridiculousness that is affirmative action.
According to UT-YCT president Lorenzo Garcia, the group hopes to demonstrate several things by having the bake sale.
1) It may be demeaning to minorities to say that they need affirmative action to succeed.
2) A society cannot truly be color blind until they stop making decisions based on race.
3) Affirmative Action may create reverse discrimination.
4) Because of affirmative action, a minority may beat out someone more capable for a job or school, simply because of race or gender.
Of course, if I may be less eloquent and more to the point than Garcia, what the Young Conservatives of Texas are attempting to demonstrate is that affirmative action is bullshit, which I think their pricing does a pretty excellent, though arguably oversimplified, job of illustrating.
Exactly how much Native American blood do you need in you to get that $.25 brownie? Ah, hell, who am I kidding? Im as white as they come. The only Native American blood my ancestors had was on their hands, not in their veins.
I had the opportunity to speak with UT-YCT Chairman Lorenzo Garcia earlier today, who was kind enough to to a quick break from infuriating liberal UT students and answer some of my questions.
Bacon: So where exactly is this bake sale taking place?
Garcia: On the West Mall. [West of the tower on the University of Texas campus.] Its going on from 11 to 2.
Bacon: Was there anything specific that inspired the YCT to throw this bake sale now?
Garcia: Yeah, the Fisher v. UT case kind of inspired us to do this, but also just the general practice of using race as a factor for admissions. Were against it. We dont feel that its fair. It should be based on merit alone, instead of something you cant control.
Bacon: This is a pretty humorous demonstration. Is this type of thing the YCT usually does?
Garcia: Yeah. Basically the point of this is to spark a political discussion, to figure out, you know, why does the university do this? If we didnt do something like this, a lot of students wouldnt really pay attention to the issue. YCT does this pretty often. Whether its the affirmative action bake sale or other things that are pretty controversial but prove a point and, you know, stick it to the liberals, pretty much. And the thing with college kids is, you have to do something like this to get their attention.
Bacon: I think the immediate image a lot of people are going to have with this bake sale is that its being put on by a bunch of privileged white kids, privileged white men, specifically, but that actually doesnt seem to be the case.
image-1 Some of the Young Conservatives of Texas selling affirmative action brownies.
Garcia: No not at all. Im the leader of the organization. Im Hispanic and I come from a middle class family. Im kind of living proof that the whole [pro affirmative action] argument is complete conjecture. If they really want equality, to quote Martin Luther King Jr., judge a man not by the color of his skin but the content of his character, and thats what we strive to abide by or live by, and they [liberals] are completely hypocritical about it. Were just sick of it, so were just trying to prove a point, and stick it to them, to show them why theyre wrong.
Bacon: What has the reaction to the bake sale been so far?
Garcia: Some people looked at our stuff and were (laughs) horrified as they walked by. Other people actually high fived us. People bought brownies and other people just laughed and took pictures with us. Its been kind of mixed, but mostly were just telling people about it, were informing them about it. A lot of people dont even know that race is used as an admission factor, so thats sort of the point of this. It pisses some people off, some people think its funny, but its still educational and intellectual at the same time.
Bacon: So the YCT, based on demonstrations such as the bake sale, seems like it is a little different than other conservative student groups, like the Young Republicans?
Garcia: Were a principled conservative organization. We dont support any particular party, we support the most conservative candidates and the most principled people. They [the Young Republicans] affiliate themselves with whoever has an R next to their name, we affiliate ourselves with whoever stands for what we believe in, regardless of party, regardless of anything.
The affirmative action bake sale is a pretty amusing concept if you ask me, and according to Garcia and YCT recruitment chair Allison Ngo, the bake sale was a success. Thanks in part, Im sure, to the signs tirelessly crafted by Cody Jo Bankhead. I look forward to their next demonstration, which I assume will be some sort of raffle at which women are awarded prizes that, because of an optical illusion, appear at first glance to be smaller than the prizes their male counterparts receive, but in reality are actually the same, as commentary on the pay gap that apparently exists, just not in any place Ive ever worked.
Well done, Young Conservatives of Texas.
Pan over to the liberal bakesale, all the women look like Mizz Maddow.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Texas thang over here ;)
Funny. Love that there’s even a Young Conservatives of Texas chapter at UT.
Brave doing this in the puss pocket of the UT campus.
The first ons should have gone national.
I don't know but if I can throw a couple of oranges in my vest and pass myself off as a Native American female....I can eat for free with the discount!...../s
My niece goes there, I wonder if she was horrified. lol
Native American Females get FREE BROWNIES
John Stossel on FNC had a program where he did this on the street in NYC, several months ago. I think he was selling cupcakes and displayed different prices for different races of people.
Kudos to the Young Conservatives of Texas for bringing attention in Austin to the fallacy of Affirmative Action and how it is so discriminatory.
Split the difference.... 50 cents
It really has been eye opening to see just how liberal Austin has become over the last 10 years. The homeless are everywhere as well.
I thought this bake sale was awesome.
They get fake discounts. That one doesn't even get the .25 female discount if she can't prove it.
I would be horrified to go there just having that kind of football team taking the field this year....yikes! College Station got Austin beat with Johnny Football.
Drunken Johnny more apt
How can any man look at these babes and not be conservative?
“Kudos to the Young Conservatives of Texas for bringing attention in Austin to the fallacy of Affirmative Action and how it is so discriminatory.”
I applaud them as well; when there are 3 jobs for every 100 graduates you don’t want something like skin color or gender keeping you unemployed.
These bake sales are targeted by the left not only because it shakes up the racial grievance industry but also because they expose the larger problems with affirmative action: a college degree in the hands of any of the preferred groups may be deemed worthless and unearned until proven otherwise, and any member of the preferred groups in a job is only there because of their preferred status until proven otherwise.
I’ve worked with some competent minorities and others with advanced degrees that were barely literate. Email is normally how the hoax is exposed.
Yes, it's happened before. This isn't an original idea.
But, it has sparked controversy at other places:
And even shut down:
Pilgrims in an unholy land.
I know, right?