Berkeley GOP Holds Affirmative-Action Bake Sale

    A student who identified herself as "Hannah" sells baked goods during the "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" led by the Berkeley College Republicans Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the University of California campus in Berkeley, Calif. The Berkeley College Republicans held the sale to speak out against legislation that would allow California public universities to consider race and other factors in student admissions. The sale set different prices for cookies and cakes based on the buyer's race, gender and ethnicity, ranging from $2 for white people to 25 cents for Native Americans. Women were offered a 25-cent discount. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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    The University of California, Berkeley, College Republicans caused a national uproar after throwing a bake sale on Tuesday that priced items according to race, gender, and ethnicity. The satirical event, which kicked off at 10 a.m. at the campus’s Sproul Plaza and immediately led to protests, is being called the “Increase Diversity” bake sale, and was held in protest of Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent bill that called for California’s state universities to consider race, ethnicity, and gender in student admissions as long as no preference is given. The bake sale offered five pricing levels for different races and a 25-cent discount for women. After being advertised on Facebook and other social media, the event drew criticism nationwide for being racist—but also drew many people strongly defending it.

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