Principles of Community: At Campus Bake Sale, $2 For Whites, 75 Cents for Blacks

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Abby Zimet

In a "satirical" protest against an Affirmative Action-like bill to consider ethnicity and other factors in admissions, created after a string of racial incidents on California campuses, U.C. Berkeley Republicans are holding an Increase Diversity Bake Sale on Tuesday featuring racially price-adjusted goods - including a 25-cent discount for women. The event, posted on their Facebook page, has sparked the kind of uproar you'd think and hope it would.

"If you're going to compare the Bake Sale to Affirmative Action…the only way it would be comparable is if the flour, oven, and all baking materials were stolen from the people that are required to pay the lowest prices. And if the baked goods from all prior bake sales were made for free by the minorities while white students reaped all the profits…" - one Facebook response.

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