University Shuts Down Race-Based Bake Sale

In response to the University of Michigan’s racial standards, many College Republican groups have been holding race-based bake sales in protest. A cookie costs $1.00. . . unless you are black, in which case it is only $.80, or female in which case it is only worth $.90. Minority females pay $.70. . . etc, all of which is based off of the Univ. of Michigan standards of admission.

It seems as if the ivory tower doesn’t enjoy the humor:

Southern Methodist University shut down a bake sale Wednesday in which cookies were offered for sale at different prices, depending on the buyer’s race or gender.

The sale was organized by the Young Conservatives of Texas, who said it was intended as a protest of affirmative action.

A sign said white males had to pay $1 for a cookie. The price was 75 cents for white women, 50 cents for Hispanics and 25 cents for blacks.

The sale drew a crowd outside the student center and several students engaged in a shouting match, Moore said.

David C. Rushing, 23, a law student and chairman of Young Conservatives of Texas at SMU and for the state, said the event didn’t get out of hand. At most, a dozen students gathered around the table of cookies and Rice Krispies treats, he said.

“We copied what’s been done at multiple campuses around the country to illustrate our opinion of affirmative action and how we think it’s unfair,” he said.

This has been performed successfully at the University of Richmond and at UVA. I wonder if we can hold a bake sale at Mary Washington? Hmmm. . .

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