Racially Charged Bake Sale Sparks Student Outrage
UC Berkeley Republicans get snarky about student admissions
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2011 1:51 PM CDT
A Republican student group at UC Berkeley has planned a racially charged bake sale.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – "White/Caucasian" pastries: $2. "Black/African American" pastries: 75 cents. "Native American" pastries: only a quarter. Such is the pricing scheme for a sarcastic "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" posted on Facebook by a Republican group at UC Berkeley, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Planned for Tuesday, the sale has sparked anger on campus for its snarky opposition to a bill that would let California universities consider ethnicity in student admissions. "If you don't come, you're a racist," the post says.

"I'm ashamed to know that I go to the same school with people who would say stuff like this," responded one student on Facebook. "I'm really trying to figure out how someone can be this hateful." More than 200 wrote posts in all, most of them opposed, and a vice president of the school's student government called the sale "frankly, racist." The president of Berkeley College Republicans fired back: "But it's discriminatory in the same way that considering race in university admissions is discriminatory."

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Sep 26, 2011 5:47 PM CDT
Applicants with a foreign passport and $50,600 selected over instate Californians with the approval of Regent Chairwoman Lansing and UC President Yudof. University of California Berkeley Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau ($500,000 salary), displaces qualified for public university education at Cal. Californians with $50,600 FOREIGN students. Ranked # 70 by Forbes, the University of California Berkeley is not increasing enrollment. $50,600 FOREIGN students are accepted by Birgeneau at the expense of qualified instate students. Your opinions make a difference; email UC Board of Regents marsha.kelman@ucop.edu
Sep 26, 2011 12:27 AM CDT
'Educated' morons totally MISS the point.
Sep 25, 2011 7:42 PM CDT
Where I live I go days without seeing a white person unless I look in the mirror. All this crap is reverse racism already. When white people only make up 35% of the population in the next ten years i promise no one will lift a finger to help them.