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Flour power: Berkeley students protest affirmative action with race-based bake sale
AP Breaking News ^ | 2/26/03 | MICHELLE LOCKE

Posted on 02/26/2003 6:17:32 PM PST by Longfella

BERKELEY, Calif. - Conservative students at the University of California cooked up an anti-affirmative action protest Wednesday, holding a bake sale with treats priced according to the buyer's race or ethnicity.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; bakesale; berkeley; sanfrancisco

1 posted on 02/26/2003 6:17:32 PM PST by Longfella
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To: Longfella
Didn't this happen about a month ago?
2 posted on 02/26/2003 6:18:33 PM PST by Unknown Freeper (Remember: when the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.)
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To: Unknown Freeper
Yeah. At UCLA.

Looks like the idea is catching on. Giving the liberals a taste of their own medicine.
3 posted on 02/26/2003 6:20:59 PM PST by Simmy
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To: Longfella
This happened a couple of weeks ago at the University of Richmond.
4 posted on 02/26/2003 6:24:05 PM PST by Maedhros
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To: Longfella
State Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres denounced the sales, saying in a statement that it "is a shame Republican students at Berkeley and UCLA have chosen to mimic the extreme views of their Republican leaders."

WTF, OVER?

5 posted on 02/26/2003 6:24:27 PM PST by T Minus Four
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To: Simmy
I need to send this to my very conservative buddy who's a Berkeley Chemistry PhD.
6 posted on 02/26/2003 6:24:29 PM PST by FreedomPoster (This Space Intentionally Blank)
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To: Longfella
This was done at hideous U of M only the liberals ran the show selling baked goods to (insert protected class minority) students a doughnut for $0.80 and selling to an american of European decent for $1.00.
Excuse spelling, no time to wordsmith...
7 posted on 02/26/2003 6:30:02 PM PST by Moleman
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To: T Minus Four
I'm amazed Torres deigned to respond - it means the tactic is effective.
8 posted on 02/26/2003 6:30:14 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves
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To: Longfella
Junior Mike Richardson, who is originally from Somalia, seemed a bit put off by the sales pitch - ... "This might not be the best system, but it's the only system we have right now," he said.

I simply don't believe that there is a single school in this country that will deny admission based on race today. If one is caught doing so there are laws on the books to redress those grievances. So the only factors left are financial ability and academic achievment.

...UC recently switched to a system known as comprehensive review admissions which takes into account factors such as hardship or poverty but not race.

So much for the financial factor at that school. That leaves a performance based system. Junior Mike Richardson fails to see anything but the race based system. He probably did well in public school.

9 posted on 02/26/2003 6:45:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Let the liberals whine -- it's what they do.)
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To: Moleman
This was done at hideous U of M only the liberals ran the show...

Hmmm. It makes the same point even if the idiots doing it are too stupid to realize it. Doesn't it?

10 posted on 02/26/2003 6:48:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Let the liberals whine -- it's what they do.)
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To: Longfella
From my Berkeley and UCLA related blog, which everyone should go enjoy, especially when the campus lefties stop by:

CUT AND PASTE


The Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) staged an affirmative action bake sale today, in the trend started by the Bruin College Republicans (BCR #2). Now, before anyone goes apeshit, the idea has been kicked around for a few years, and is coming to a head now that Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger are promising to end racism in college admissions once and for all.

The title does not refer to the copying of the bake sale. Rather, it refers to a part of this San Francisco Chronicle writeup of it, which includes a reaction by the state Democratic Party chair Art Torres. Here's what he said:

"[it] is a shame Republican students at Berkeley and UCLA have chosen to mimic the extreme views of their Republican leaders."

Now, let's go back in time to this Daily Bruin article that covered the BCR #2 bake sale, and see what Torres had to say:

"It is a shame that Republicans at UCLA have chosen to mimic the extreme views of their Republican leaders."

So, my question is simple. Is Art Torres too uncreative to deal with the issue again, and thus simply amended his previous PR memo on the subject, or was the Chronicle reporter too lazy to actually call for comment, and so made a little addition herself?

Incidentally, as long as Art is busy denouncing the "extremist" and "racist" views of Republican leaders, let's take a look at a Democratic leader, shall we? No, I'm not talking about Senator Robert Byrd, a (former? he's never renouced his membership) Grand Kleagle of the KKK, whom you can see in the movie "Gods and Generals" playing a Confederate general. No, this is much more ironic.

Let's listen to Art Torres' own racist ranting, including the gem that California Proposition 187 was "the last gasp of white America." which is towards the end of that real audio clip.

So let's review who the racists are. Are they those who want all races to be treated the same, and are not willing to give handouts or lower expectations on account of skin color (the Republicans), or those who insist on forever classifying people according to the color of their skin, stirring up ethnic hatred, and celebrating what they see as the crushing of another ethnic group (Torres and the Democrats)?

UPDATE: This just in from several Clam correspondents at the bake sale: Hoku Jeffrey, leader of BAMN, a radical pro-affirmative action group that routinely refers to the potential outlawing of affirmative action as "a return to Plessy v. Ferguson," reportedly commented, to a television camera, about the bake sale with the statement "This is so unfair! They're charging different prices based on someone's skin color!"

Mr. Jeffery did not address how that was different than, say, adding 20 points to an admission index based on someone's skin color, a policy that Hoku vehemently supports. Mr. Jeffery is an eighth year undergraduate ethnic studies major, although he lied to reporters and said that he was a fourth year student.
11 posted on 02/26/2003 6:58:46 PM PST by TheAngryClam (Affirmative Action is Racism)
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To: American Preservative
Berkeley ping!
12 posted on 02/26/2003 7:00:15 PM PST by TheAngryClam (Affirmative Action is Racism)
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To: Longfella
I've read about this before. My question is: What effect did this have on Berkley? Maybe none?
13 posted on 02/26/2003 7:04:44 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (kaboom!)
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To: PistolPaknMama
The main effect is twofold.

1) It gives students who disagree with the overwhelming leftism of the campus and city of Berkeley some encouragement that they are not the only ones

2) It punctures that little balloon for all the leftists. I've actually heard people express surprise over the 2000 election that Nader got 3.4% nationally, since "everyone I know voted for him!"

In other words, getting ahold of some mindspace is important.
14 posted on 02/26/2003 7:13:54 PM PST by TheAngryClam (Affirmative Action is Racism)
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To: John Robinson; PistolPaknMama
Gee, perhaps this is why you heard of this before;

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Is this a record?

 

15 posted on 02/26/2003 8:02:45 PM PST by carmelanne
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To: TheAngryClam; *San FRancisco; GodBlessAmerica; Cool Guy; CounterCounterCulture; deeel-me-in; ...
Hi TAC. : )

"Got milk?" Can you spell "milk?" - ping. : )

16 posted on 02/26/2003 8:33:38 PM PST by American Preservative
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To: American Preservative
Love the photo!
17 posted on 02/26/2003 8:45:28 PM PST by TheAngryClam (Affirmative Action is Racism)
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To: Civilization 3
said Tom De Simone, President of Cal Democrats. "It's much more complicated."

Yea, make it really complicated so only an army of bureaucrats can sort it out and devine who is who and who deserves what. Then make sure there are new disaffected groups sprouting up to continue the confusion!



19 posted on 02/27/2003 11:27:12 AM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Be All the government allows you to be!)
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To: Moleman
The bake sale at UM was also done by conservatives. The whole point is to mimic the 'extra credit' given to minority applicants and to open people's eyes to how unfair it is.

The College Repulicans at Stanford were going to do one, but the libs got wind of it. Their response? "FREEBAKE" -- free cookies for EVERYONE regardless of ethnicity! I was sorely tempted to go and demand all their cookies -- because I NEED them! and they have plenty!

Hopefully the lilb-kids are putting this on with their OWN money and will now realize that SOMEBODY has to pay for things that are 'free.' That WOULD be a good lesson for them to learn!
20 posted on 02/28/2003 7:10:54 PM PST by Jerez2
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To: Longfella
They ought to have an intelligence based bake sale.
Cookies, 25 cents each, 3 for a dollar and see who bites.
21 posted on 02/28/2003 7:20:06 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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