Controversy erupts over Campus Republicans bake sale plans

The issue of race and gender is always in the forefront of the American psyche. This is the case in many instances in the real world. If you go for a job interview, that company cannot ask you about your age or race during the interview process. This is the case in many instances. There are programs such as affirmative action that allow minorities benefits when it comes to the job search process. But where exactly do we draw the line?

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/25/us/california-racial-bake-sale/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

At the University of Cal-Berkley, a group of student republicans decided to initiate a campus bake sale with a race/gender aspect of it. According to the report, the price of the baked goods would change based on the person’s race/gender who was buying the baked good. For white men the cost was $2. Asian men were $1.50, Latino men $1, and black men $.75, and Native American men $.25. The cost for women was $.25 cents of those prices.

Apparently this bake sale was actually a protest of some California legislation that would allow universities to consider race and gender during their admission process. The response from the sale has cause quite a controversy. So I ask you, do you feel it is ok for a university to consider race and gender during admissions? In my opinion, I feel that they should not allow universities to consider race and gender when deciding who to accept to their school. What is the purpose of that anyways. Is it to make sure that there is an equal number of white students as black students? Is there some sort of quota to reach? Regardless of the reasoning behind the legistlation, Im not quite sure why they feel the need to do this.

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One Response to Controversy erupts over Campus Republicans bake sale plans

  1. That’s really interesting! And sad.
    People are people.
    Everyone looks so different; who’s to say a particular ethnicity or gender is superior to the other?

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