Campus Bake-Sale Prices Based on Race and Gender

Race and gender determine the prices at a bake sale on the University of California, Berkeley campus; student Republicans say it's to protest pending admissions legislation.

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CNN.com is reporting that campus Republicans at the University of California, Berkeley are planning a bake sale with pricing that depends on race and gender.

The goal is to protest against pending legislation that would allow California universities to consider race or national origin during the admissions process.

During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2.00, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1.00, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.

"The pricing structure is there to bring attention, to cause people to get a little upset," Campus Republican President Shawn Lewis, who planned the event, told CNN-affiliate KGO. "But it's really there to cause people to think more critically about what this kind of policy would do in university admissions."

But the young Republicans have been on the receiving end of a fierce backlash. Reaction has been so negative they've been forced to cancel their customary lunchtime tabling duties, according to KGO.

Source: CNN.com. 

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