UC Berkeley College Republicans “Increase Diversity” satirical bake sale… gone horribly wrong.

The Berkeley College Republicans have hosted a bake sale event called “Increase Diversity” set for September 27. The description of this event, as well as the campus wide response has stirred much controversy over the legitimacy of the event itself. The group proposes to host a bake sale and to satirically alter the prices according to race and ethnicity, in an attempt to “offer another view to this policy of considering race in university admissions. The pricing structure of the baked goods is meant to be satirical.” (SF Gate article).
I do not wish to impose my bias upon you, so please read the screen shot facebook event description which was so conveniently taken before the group removed the original and posted a slightly less racist version of the event on their facebook page.

Here is an article by the SF Gate about it: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F09%2F23%2FBATO1L8RLL.DTL

Here is the facebook event itself: 

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One Response to UC Berkeley College Republicans “Increase Diversity” satirical bake sale… gone horribly wrong.

  1. Mitch Potter says:

    The “theme” here is a spin off of a “bake sale” op-ed piece that John Stossel (Libertarian) did In NYC some months back with film of the reactions of various factions of the populace to the pricing of the cupcakes he was selling — all to make a point about how our society and systems within put different values on people simply because of the color of their skin.

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