Discrimination bake sale half-baked?

CNN doesn’t cover a lot of bake sales, but one in California is getting plenty of media attention.

Half-baked? You decide.

Half-baked? You decide. (from CNN)

A Republican student group at the University of California at Berkeley (that felt weird to type) is selling cookies and brownies, but the price of the baked goods is based on gender and race.

White men pay the most. Native American women eat free. The price list is in the photo.

The stunt is meant to be racist, discriminatory and get attention, organizers say.

Mission accomplished.

The Republican group is upset that the university, like most government agencies, uses gender and race to determine who gets admitted or hired, reports CNN.

Berkeley’s student government has “condemned” the “use of discrimination whether it is in satire or in seriousness by any student group.”

Proceeds from the sale will go to charity.

The unanswered question? Are those brownies any good? And are they packing the mystery ingredient beloved by 1960s Berkeley protesters?

Probably not. Conservative hash brownies would be news.

67 comments Add your comment

Mark Berryman

September 26th, 2011
2:04 pm

I think this is a perfect example of our First Amendment right to free speech.

ND

September 26th, 2011
2:49 pm

If they really wanted to be accurate, they would have robbed the Native Americans for everything they had to pay for the ingredients and forced every black person who walked up to the bake sale to bake the brownies for them. And if they caught anybody who looked like a Latino trying to buy anything they would throw them out.

Kris

September 26th, 2011
2:52 pm

Gee, I feel foolish, I thought it was based on income disparity between the groups. Silly me. I guess that’s why I’m not a Republican – I realize those groups make less therefore can pay less and that education for those groups is a significant part of closing the income gap. But why would I expect a college student to realize that.

Kris

September 26th, 2011
2:54 pm

It should be noted it’s a white male behind this stunt. I wonder if he’s getting the more than 50% in-state resident discount.

Milan Moravec

September 26th, 2011
4:25 pm

Chancellor Birgeneau of University of California Berkeley discriminates in admissions against Instate Californians. 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
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Binaqhua

September 26th, 2011
5:37 pm

How dare those Republicans be so politically incorrect! They need to just keep quiet and continue to subsidize college tuition (and just about everything else) for the ‘people of color’.

Milan Moravec

September 26th, 2011
7:52 pm

Chancellor Birgeneau of University of California accepts applicants with a foreign passport over instate Californians. 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

Captain Scapula

September 27th, 2011
7:06 am

Hey Kris, isn’t this what you meant, comrade? “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

Willie Coyote

September 27th, 2011
7:07 am

Wake up people. The country is crumbling.

findog

September 27th, 2011
7:20 am

unsaid is that the white men get a $2.15 refund at the end of the day

alex

September 27th, 2011
7:26 am

Kris,silly you,no stupid you:where does race and gender correlate to need on an individual case. Idiot, if you did get an education, it was wasted-back to McdonALDS..

I Hate Canada

September 27th, 2011
7:26 am

Welcome to the Obamanation, the most inept, divisive President in this Nation’s history.

alex

September 27th, 2011
7:28 am

@FINDOG,someone has to pay to get all the jails built and the police on the street, etc, etc…..NOD,nod, wink, wink

TheAntiMe

September 27th, 2011
7:29 am

WWBCDWhat Would Betty Crocker Do?

godoggo

September 27th, 2011
7:35 am

ND: Im Bustin one here Man………ROFFLaughin.

I just bought a Shirt that talks about “Homeland Security”…..that has a picture of Apache Indians sitting on their horses with the rifles raised.

Can you imagine if they were at “Plymouth Rock” when the Pilgrims arrived ? Where would we be today ? Of course, we would have still offered them blankets to keep warm (if you don’t know what this last statement means you need to catch up on your history)

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Jack

September 27th, 2011
7:39 am

Maybe this would work: If all high paid workers refused to be paid no more the lowest paid, the income gap would disappear. No more disparity and everyone lives happily ever after; just like in the movies.

vcatron

September 27th, 2011
7:53 am

This is blown all out ot perspective. This bake sale is a statement about the inequality of affirmative action. All students in state students should pay the same $ and out of state/country $$$. But when we look at where this is an issue is the left coast and the redistribution of wealth syndrome.

Just A Grunt

September 27th, 2011
7:54 am

Also unsaid in this version of the article is the fact that this Bake Sale is based off of Berkeley’s own admission policy which grants special consideration to various minorities. All the student Republicans have done is put the school’s admission policy into something that can be applied in everyday terms that others would understand but also point out the hypocrisy of the administration. So granting admission based on gender or race is ok but selling brownies based on the same criteria is not.

dbm

September 27th, 2011
7:56 am

Ha-larious! They’re just saying everying your racist a$$ is thinking.. it’s about time we had some honesty in this doomed country. Pray for this country, cause it doesn’t have much longer before it falls apart.

MR164164

September 27th, 2011
7:58 am

I hate that my daughter will have to live in these times. Sad Sad.

From Where I Sit

September 27th, 2011
8:02 am

Funny how things are viewed as Racist when the shoe is on the other foot, and yet people can spew hate and call the Tea Party racist when we have one of the biggest Racist’s in the White House.

Most Whites should be getting tired of this double standard by now!

Enough Said!!!

MA

September 27th, 2011
8:09 am

This is a creative way to bring to light the need to discuss this topic. Perceived fair treatment has gone too far and should be reevaluated to ensure that people are extended opportunities based on the same scale. Wake up America, too much compromise was the demise of Rome.

commoncents

September 27th, 2011
8:14 am

Kris- “Gee, I feel foolish, I thought it was based on income disparity between the groups. Silly me. I guess that’s why I’m not a Republican – I realize those groups make less therefore can pay less and that education for those groups is a significant part of closing the income gap. But why would I expect a college student to realize that.”

So a rich black man should get to pay less than a poor white man because statistically that race has a lower income? You are what’s wrong with America.

All qualified individuals should get the same treatment, regardless of gender/race/income etc

Obama

September 27th, 2011
8:18 am

The stimulus is working.

Just A Grunt

September 27th, 2011
8:22 am

I wish it were only all about money. Actually these sorts of “Discounts” apply to everything from SAT/ACT scores to GPA. Being a member of a designated class means the bar has been lowered in deference to the stereotype imposed by the feel good liberals. It is a back handed insult to minorities in which liberals are saying they need help because, well you know they just ain’t too ________.

As far as those playing the money redistribution game there is a hilarious video making the rounds where college kids are asked to give up some of their GPA to under performing students to “make it fair”. Needless to say there weren’t any who could draw a parallel between some hard working person giving up their money to others and them giving up their GPA for the same reason. And no they weren’t about to part with their GPA that they had worked hard for.

ACK

September 27th, 2011
8:25 am

Great take on a policy that is not longer effective. College entrance should be based on achievement. A friend’s son had a 3.8 GPA, 1800 SAT, tons of extracurricular activites, but he is white and middle class. he got denied into a major GA school, however they accepted the 3 minority students with lower GPAs and SATs and who had few activities. What is up with that?! This bake sale is just a way to show how foolish many of these policies are. The big question, when whites are the minority in 50-75 years, will they get all of benefits that current minorities received today? I think not.

Edinatlanta

September 27th, 2011
8:33 am

ND, you hit the nail on the head!

SBinF

September 27th, 2011
8:35 am

I wonder when college republicans plan to have the “Legacy Admissions” bake sale.

asam

September 27th, 2011
8:45 am

At least they should get the prices right, do they really think that Whites are the ones most discriminated in the admission process? If race were not a factor, Berkeley would have all Asian-Americans student body.

Black-Owned

September 27th, 2011
9:00 am

Did they make the price for 0bama Supporters so much less in order to (hopefully) better encourage them to actually pay for items instead of simply TAKE them?

Herman Cain – Ron Paul 2012 !

Randall Simmons

September 27th, 2011
9:06 am

Black people should eat for free. They ancestors was slaves ya know.

Per Steve Black......

September 27th, 2011
9:09 am

This is an excellent idea.

Adios Obama in 2011…. bring on the post-election riots!

Ray

September 27th, 2011
9:25 am

That’s the great thing about free speech; you get to display your ignorance, stupidity, paranoia and racist beliefs all at once. You have the right to look like an idiot, with no help from anyone else!

kimmer

September 27th, 2011
9:25 am

“Berkeley’s student government has “condemned” the use of discrimination whether it is in satire or in seriousness by any student group.”

Hmmm….Wonder why the student government chose not to “condemn” the use of discrimination by the university that prompted this little object lesson?

No matter. The strong reaction to this by the SG really serves to drive the point home beautifully.

DBCOOPER

September 27th, 2011
9:46 am

I wish someone would do a study to figure out how many Free-loaders one hardworking American taxpayer is housing, clothing, feeding and supplying drugs too?

lovelyliz

September 27th, 2011
9:55 am

“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…which resulted in unequal opportunities to purchase baked goods in the current sale.”

Thogwummpy

September 27th, 2011
9:57 am

Well, the Left has always trotted around the canard that “everyone is equal”; but they’re the quickest to break that principal to advantage whoever their pitiful little hearts have empathy for, while seeking to hobble anyone they don’t like. All their precious class warfare is based upon it! If they really believed in equal treatment under the law, they’d be against a progressive tax system (for taxing at a different rate, is a breach of the equal treatment concept). So when they get an example of how their policies of selectivism are so satirically put in their face—they spew outrage. Well, notice this. If your ideas are BETTER, then you enjoy challenges for the opportunity to explain your case against the inferior idea. YET, if your idea is subpar—when challenged you may well turn to CENSORSHIP; so that your concept is protected from examination, and exposure to truth. So, from speech codes, to “fairness doctrines”, “hate speech” standards, and so on and so on…..take note that it’s universally liberals that seek to impose censorship.

Laurie

September 27th, 2011
10:02 am

I think we are giving the student group exactly what they want, which is for the American public to think and debate about the effects of affirmative action. Their scheme is very “in your face”, and I applaud the effort to put themselves out there like that.

greg

September 27th, 2011
10:02 am

The price column needs to be reversed in order to be close to being accurate . Whites $.25; Asians $.75; Latinos $1.00 – $1.50 ; Blacks $1.00 – $1.50; Native Americans $2.00

Ms. Atl

September 27th, 2011
10:08 am

Colleges have been considering race in the admissions process for years. The only difference is that it has been disguised and called a “legacy.”

Warlock

September 27th, 2011
10:27 am

LMAO!!!! No this is true to the point.Whites are always getting forced to pay the difference the others can not.

WOW Man

September 27th, 2011
10:44 am

It is so hard to sit here and not make a comment about this. First, let us look a who actually sold the the Blacks to America to start with. Blacks were sold to the American White and Black people from their own African folks. So, BOTH white and blacks owed slaves but you only hear about “Whitey or the Cracker” owning slaves. My Lord in Heaven, just how many years ago was that? What, do you really think that you can change the past? No matter what you do or say, you will never be able to take the hurt/pain away from anyone because of some poor mistakes that was made years ago.

Everyone knows that the most discriminated person in the US is the middle aged white male. Don’t believe me, look up the figures. Better yet, isn’t it time for all groups to come together and drop to our knees and pray that God reaches down and touches us and blesses us? Trust me, I know he can because I am a firm believer as well as a miracle of God. What to hear my story, well it will be coming out soon, I hope. I know, I know. There are going to be a lot of you out there that say there is no God or that I am a Jesus freak. Calling me a Jesus freak is just fine with me as I guess you can say that yes, I Love the Lord in Heaven and I have seen what Jesus can do when people pray. For those that do not believe in God or Jesus, please stop using his name when you decide to use a cuss word with it and when your time has come to leave this earth, please remember when you are burning in hell that it was your decision to turn your back on him to start with. He has never turned his back on you like I thought he turned his back on me. Again, I know there are a bunch of you out there that couldn’t care less what I say here and that is fine. You have to live your life the best way you know how.

Was this appropriate for someone to do, no it was not. Whether it was a White, Black, Asian, Mexican , etc…, Man, Woman, Mixed, it was not appropriate for anyone to list these prices out there they way it was done. If it were me, FREE FOR ALL! I pray that God touches this country before it is really to late.

Tom

September 27th, 2011
10:46 am

Certain points out the hypocrisy uses in admissions.

What about just applying as a # (no names). Accept the most qualified … period.

SBinF

September 27th, 2011
10:58 am

Most discriminated group are middle-aged white males.

That’s rich.

You should write for Leno.

If you were trying to craft the most outrageous post, simply to elicit responses from people, you succeeded.

Bravo.

(ir)Rational

September 27th, 2011
11:02 am

Does anyone here even realize what they are protesting? All the people calling this racist, they admit that it is SUPPOSED to be, so you’re really not proving anything. They’re protesting the fact that a bill was passed in California that will cause race and gender to be taken into account when accepting students to state universities. Is that not also racist? Or am I missing something?

Middle

September 27th, 2011
11:09 am

Affirmative Action is racist. No question about that. A white/asian person has to score way higher on an SAT/MCAT/LSAT etc to get into college than a black/hispanic person.

Middle

September 27th, 2011
11:10 am

We all know Republicans aren’t allowed to have free speech…only liberals.

Denise

September 27th, 2011
11:13 am

To sum it up…IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS IDIOTS!! This is 2011…who still cares about race??? Only a broke idiot…that’s who. Just handle your own business and stop worrying about others. Make sure your house is in order. And stop being so sensitive…geez. So what if someone doesn’t like your skin…that’s their problem, not yours. Go get a popsicle.

markie mark

September 27th, 2011
11:25 am

Unfortunately, Denise, the ones who care the most about race are the politicians who use race and race-baiting to emotionally involve the electorate and make a point. An example is the media driven concept that the Tea Party members are all racists…..that lie fairly effectively erases their efforts to slow government down, and reduce spending….

(ir)Rational

September 27th, 2011
11:36 am

markie mark – You’re wasting your time. People like that will never understand.