Okay… So, I’m willing to put the life of my three-year-old (almost four) pet monkey, Preston—who happens to be my everything—on the line and say that at some point you have gone to extreme measures to make a “point”… right? And sometimes, in order to get your idea or thought across, you have to take certain situations and turn them into real life circumstances. Well, that’s just what a team of students at the University of California at Berkeley did… and they’re being called “racist” because of it.
The College of Republicans at UC Berkeley held a ‘Pay-by-Race’ bake sale on September 27 to illustrate what a proposed state bill, SB 185, may look like if it is passed. The bill is designed to give California universities the option of using a student’s race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, geographic origin, and household income in the admission process.
So in effort to emulate affirmative action and gather supporters, the Berkeley College Republicans hosted a bake sale and priced cookies and cupcakes at: $2 for whites; $1.50 for Asians; $1 for Latinos; $0.75 for Blacks; $0.25 for Native Americans; and $0.25 discount for women.
Shawn Lewis, UC Berkley’s president of College Republicans, executed the controversial bake sale to create uproar and shine light on SB 185, which he believes is “unconstitutional.”
So… What do you think? Do you find the proposed bill to be discriminatory? And did Shawn Lewis and his team go too far to prove a point?
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