oh, Asian Cakes....yumm!

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Controversial Bake Sale Highlights Debate on Bill Allowing California Colleges to Consider Race, Gender


Despite allegations of being "purposefully offensive," a Republican student group in California is holding a controversial bake sale on Tuesday in opposition of pending legislation that would allow universities to consider race, gender and ethnicity in the admissions process.
California Senate Bill 185, which was passed by the state Legislature and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, would authorize the University of California and the California State University to consider those and "other relevant factors" during the admissions process.

If signed into law, S.B. 185 would be in direct opposition to Proposition 209, also known as the California Civil Rights Initiative, a ballot proposition approved in 1996 that amended the state's constitution to prohibit public institutions from considering race, sex or ethnicity during the admissions process.
Though Proposition 209 bans awarding admissions decisions based on race and ethnicity alone, S.B. 185 would allow admissions officials to view ethnicity as part of the student's background as a whole, Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor told The Daily Californian.
The bill would only authorize UC and CSU to consider race, gender, ethnicity and other factors in admissions decisions, but will not mandate them to do so, the newspaper reported.
Shawn Lewis, president of the Berkeley College Republicans, which is hosting the "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" at a campus plaza, said the event is intended to oppose any policy that treats one racial group different from another. The bake sale, which will be held just yards away from a phone bank event urging people to call Brown's office in support of the S.B. 185, will charge all white men $2 for cookies and other baked goods, while Asian men will be charged $1.50, Latino men will pay $1, black men 75 cents and Native Americans 25 cents. All women will receive 25 cents off those prices.
"After the UC Berkeley student government endorsed the bill, we decided a response was needed," Lewis wrote on the group's website. "Thus this bake sale was formulated ... If preferences based on skin color are ok [sic] for college admissions, they should be ok [sic] for other aspects of life. We agree that the event is inherently racist, but that is the point."
Lewis said the bake sale, which has led to threats and intimidation, is in direct response to the Associated Students of the University of California's sponsoring of a phone bank with a goal of more than 1,100 calls to Brown's office. It is scheduled to be held until 2 p.m. local time.
According to The Daily Californian's live blog of the event, roughly 300 people participated in a silent protest of the bake sale. Several campus police officers have been monitoring the event, the newspaper reported.
Earlier, political science professor Wendy Brown told the newspaper that she tried to buy all of the group's baked goods but was not allowed to do so.
"I thought the Republicans were free enterprise, but they won't let me buy all the cupcakes," she told the newspaper.
Evan Westrup, a spokesman for Gov. Brown, told FoxNews.com that the governor has not taken a stance on the bill and generally does not comment prior to taking action. He has until Oct. 9 to sign or veto the bill, Westrup said.
Meanwhile, University of California Student Association President Claudia Magana said having knowledge of an applicant's racial or ethnic background will allow university officials to make a "more informed" admission decision.
"UC students strongly support this bill, and we will be taking action to let the Governor know that we expect him to sign it," Magana said in a statement released on Monday.
S.B. 185 does not mandate quotas nor allows individuals of different ethnic groups to be held to different standards, said Magana, adding that it will also not repeal Proposition 209.
"SB 185 is an important step in the right direction," her statement continued. "In part because of the extensive institutional racism that persists in our state and nation, it is critical that our University is aware of the race of applicants, in order to fully understand and contextualize an individual's background and experiences."
Joey Freeman, external affairs vice president at UC Berkeley, said the bake sale does not further a "productive dialogue" and instead harms the campus climate.
"We welcome all students to participate in dialogue about the best ways for us to increase diversity and ensure that our University is accessible to all Californians," Freeman said in a statement. "Still, we hope that such dialogue can occur without purposefully offensive to specific groups on our campuses."
Neal McCluskey, an education analyst at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Washington, said a "reasonable reading" of S.B. 185 would find it unconstitutional since the state bans discrimination to any individual or groups on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the "normal operation" of public employment, public education or public contracting.
"It certainly looks like it would be in violation of the state's constitution," McCluskey told FoxNews.com. "That said, I'm familiar enough with affirmative action and you can guess what their argument will be -- that this is part of 'normal and necessary' operations of public colleges and universities."
McCluskey said he's not surprised at the charged reactions on both sides of the issue.
"This has been a problem in this country for decades, centuries I should say, where distinctions made by government based on race, sexual orientation, gender and ethnicity, when a government sides one way or another based on one of their group identities, then it is hugely controversial because this is the government choosing winners and losers and not on merit," he said.
"And that completely flies in the face of the idea of the United States where individuals succeed or fail based on their own merits," he continued. "We shouldn't be shocked at all when this leads to constant conflict because nobody wants to end up on the losing side because they weren't born with the characteristics the government decides to favor."
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...-debate-on-bill-allowing-california-colleges/
 

whiskeyguy

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"SB 185 is an important step in the right direction," her statement continued. "In part because of the extensive institutional racism that persists in our state and nation, it is critical that our University is aware of the race of applicants, in order to fully understand and contextualize an individual's background and experiences.
So in order to combat racism, you appeal a bill that bans the consideration of race and support a bill that now allows it...

Fuck my state. I wish one college will have the balls to start overwhelmingly admitting white students after this bill is passed.
 

NuttyJim

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$1.50 for a rake is a great deal
 

Josh_R

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It is hilarious that idiots are "offended" by charging different prices based on race for treats, but they are all for charging different prices for a college education.
 

BIV

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I love you Asian Cakes.
 

VMS

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If the costs of the treats were truly reflective of California's previous policies, Asians would be paying more than whites.

Institutional racism? You mean when Asian kids who study 5 hours a day after school, volunteer at the local hospital, graduate #2 in a class of 500 from one of the top high schools in PA, but can't make it into your school over a black kid who finished 10th in the worst school in Arkansas?

Fuck you, California.

Sent from my fucking phone, so I'm going to misspell shit.
 

Josh_R

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If the costs of the treats were truly reflective of California's previous policies, Asians would be paying more than whites.

Institutional racism? You mean when Asian kids who study 5 hours a day after school, volunteer at the local hospital, graduate #2 in a class of 500 from one of the top high schools in PA, but can't make it into your school over a black kid who finished 10th in the worst school in Arkansas?

Fuck you, California.

Sent from my fucking phone, so I'm going to misspell shit.
They did just that. Asian cupcakes were $1.50, White ones were $1.00.
Stossel did a pretty good piece on this. Of course the impressionable gibsmedats were outraged, and then once he explained it in terms they could understand, they were outraged the other way.
[video=youtube;4i62EYhtUho]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i62EYhtUho[/video]
 

Party Rooster

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They did just that. Asian cupcakes were $1.50, White ones were $1.00.
Stossel did a pretty good piece on this. Of course the impressionable gibsmedats were outraged, and then once he explained it in terms they could understand, they were outraged the other way.
[video=youtube;4i62EYhtUho]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i62EYhtUho[/video]
I thought whites were $2 and latinos were $1?
 

Party Rooster

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*Update*
Denied! Brown vetoes it...:icon_eek:

Brown vetoes affirmative action-like SB 185

By Alisha Azevedo & Betsy Vincent
Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm
Updated Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial, affirmative action-like bill Saturday that would have allowed public colleges and universities in California to consider demographic factors in admissions processes.

SB 185 would have made it legal for UC and CSU schools to consider factors such as race, gender, geographical origin and household income in student admissions.

SB 185, authored by state Senator Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, has faced scrutiny by those who question its legality. Proposition 209, approved by voters in 1996, made it illegal for students to receive preferential treatment on the basis of race, gender, economic status or ethnicity.

Though Brown said that he agrees with the purpose of the bill, he believes the courts should determine the limits of the proposition , according to a veto message sent Saturday to the members of the California State Senate.

“Signing this bill is unlikely to impact how Proposition 209 is ultimately interpreted by the courts; it will just encourage the 209 advocates to file more costly and confusing lawsuits,” he wrote in the message.

A court case is currently pending in the ninth circuit against the state and the UC system on the same issues that the bill addresses, the message states.

At UC Berkeley, SB 185 has received much support, although an “Increase Diversity Bake Sale“ by the Berkeley College Republicans on Sproul Plaza last month — which was organized to protest the affirmative-action like components of the bill — prompted responding protests. The on-campus action brought the issue to national prominence.

Shawn Lewis, president of the Berkeley College Republicans, issued a statement Saturday supporting Brown’s decision to veto the bill, stating that college admissions decisions should be based on “the qualifications of the applicant and the individual challenges he or she has faced” rather than race.

“I’m not surprised that Governor Brown agrees with the spirit of the bill, because there are many people who agree with affirmative action in the state of California,” said Grace Meador, communications director for the Berkeley College Republicans. “But he did the right thing, because the bill is unconstitutional, and the people of California have already spoken on the issue of affirmative action.”

http://www.dailycal.org/2011/10/08/brown-vetoes-affirmative-action-like-sb-185/
 

Norm Stansfield

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Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right
Racist Cookie Metaphor will join the fight