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Texas Conservative Group Sets Cookie Price on Race
Reuters ^ | 09/26/03

Posted on 09/26/2003 7:32:15 AM PDT by nypokerface

DALLAS (Reuters) - Southern Methodist University said on Thursday it shut down a bake sale on campus by a conservative political group that sold cookies at different prices, based on a customer's race and gender.

The Young Conservatives of Texas, a nonpartisan group that mostly campaigns for Republican-backed policies and candidates, said the bake sale was aimed at bringing attention to what it sees as flaws in affirmative action policies. The university said the group's actions were offensive.

Cookies were priced at $1 for white males, 75 cents for white females, 50 cents for Hispanics and 25 cents for blacks.

"Young Conservatives of Texas strongly opposes different standards for different races," said David Rushing, the chairman of the group at SMU in Dallas said. He said it was wrong for the university to shut down their sale.

"We find it appalling that a university that is supposed to be dedicated to the enlightenment of its own students and the free flow of ideas would stifle the opinions of a group of students based on objections from a handful of other students," Rushing said.

SMU is one of the largest private universities in Dallas. Other groups have launched similar sales at various U.S. universities since about February of this year.

While the bake sale raised eyebrows about its political message, it was a commercial failure. The group only sold about $1.50 worth of cookies.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; bakesale; cookie; smu

1 posted on 09/26/2003 7:32:15 AM PDT by nypokerface
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To: nypokerface
Hysterical!!!!!
2 posted on 09/26/2003 7:34:30 AM PDT by Mears
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To: nypokerface
Someone on KLIF said the baje sale WAS unconstitutional because it did not give FREE cookies to illegal aliens. :-)
3 posted on 09/26/2003 7:36:05 AM PDT by pikachu (The REAL script)
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To: nypokerface
While the bake sale raised eyebrows about its political message, it was a commercial failure. The group only sold about $1.50 worth of cookies.

Just another example of the man holdin' us down......;^)

4 posted on 09/26/2003 7:36:18 AM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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To: randog
Just another example of the man holdin' us down......;^)

You got that, bro. Downtown! Sheet!

5 posted on 09/26/2003 7:52:41 AM PDT by 50sDad ("There are FOUR LIGHTS! FOUR LIGHTS!")
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To: nypokerface
It is to bad that this experiment was not taken serriously. There ARE differences, and instead of being "politically correct", it should have been embraced.
Why does everything "different" have to bashed a racist.
6 posted on 09/26/2003 8:11:48 AM PDT by chuckcam
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To: nypokerface
What I want to know is if the white cookies tasted better than the black ones.
7 posted on 09/26/2003 8:13:18 AM PDT by appeal2
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