affirmative action

Bigoted Bake Sale? What do you think?

When I saw what Republican students at The University of California – Berkeley are doing with baked goods today, my buns definitely got a bit sticky.

The students are having a bake sale where the price of the food varies by each buyer’s race.  A white guy will pay $2 for a cupcake. A white woman, $1.75. A black dude, $.75 and Native Americans women get theirs for free.

I guess I could have just posted this picture in the first place.

Naturally, I was upset. We know how much I love donuts and now I have to cop to my own race in order to get one?! What’s that you say? I don’t live in Berkeley and my bake shop down the street doesn’t give a good goshdarn what I look like just as long as I stop changing my mind about the bear claw…no, regular glazed…no apple thingy…no bear claw…no…. Never you mind that! Even thinking about having to admit that I’m of color was traumatic enough.

Campus Republicans put on the bake sale to draw attention a piece of state legislation, SB 185, that will allow California colleges to blatantly use race, gender, ethnicity and national origin as a determining factor in admissions.

Some students say that using race to determine one’s readiness for college is as bad as using it to price sweets. Others, however, are calling the bake sale racist, hateful and charge it with creating an unsafe environment on campus.

I call it delicious. Mmmm, frosting. Did I mention it's my birthday. I totally deserve frosting.

I just wonder what they charge for Oreos. The Nabisco kind and the me kind.

I mean, look how adorbs that Oreo is. She comes with a dressage hat and everything. That hat alone is $300...did I mention it's my birthday. And that I love dressage hats.... 🙂

Since race is so icky and touchy, here are some other questions colleges could use to choose who they want to let in to their ivory towers. Make applying to college more like filling out a dating profile and that might be more fun for everyone.

To replace: “What Race are you?” Try these on the Common App:

  • What’s the first thing people notice about you (other than race)?
  • What movies do you like?
  • Do you think I’m pretty?
  • How much money did your parents or grandparents donate to this school?
  • What fraternity or sorority will you pledge?
  • What do you mean you can’t afford Greek dues? What are you, Greece or something?
  • How many European countries have you visited?
  • Did your parents go to one of our rival schools?
  • What famous and/or influential person are you related to?
  • How willing are you to meet in person?
  • What is the name of the country club to which your parents belong?
  • Golf or polo, what’s your preference?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • What are six things you can’t live without?
  • How much money did you say your parents donated to this school?




What do you think? Is this protest out of line? Or does it make some sense? 

Do protests to Affirmative Action measures assume that minorities will not be deserving of whatever the goal is?  Does diversity on college campuses even matter? Should diversity include more things that just where you came from and what you look like?

Should biological factors be used to determine where someone should be able to go to school? 

Let us know in the comments! 


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Pretty and of color? You must be a terrorist!

How dare she. How. Very. Dare she!

Here’s what I learned today that is sending me straight to the skin bleaching and hair dye.

If you are a person of color + you win a beauty pageant = The terrorists win.

More than one post went up today saying that  Rima Fakih’s Miss USA win is

a) an example of abusive reverse racism

b) funding terrorism.

Says Debbie Schlussel:

It’s a sad day in America but a very predictable one, given the politically correct, Islamo-pandering climate in which we’re mired.  The Hezbollah-supporting Shi’ite Muslim, Miss Michigan Rima Fakihwhose bid for the pageant was financed by an Islamic terrorist and immigration fraud perpetrator–won the Miss USA contest. I was on top of this story before anyone, telling you about who Fakih is and her extremist and deadly ties.

I normally applaud beauty pageants for their insistence upon an impossible beauty standard. I mean, how am I supposed to hate myself as a non size-0 woman if said women aren’t paraded around in front of me on the regular?

But now I love them even more! Now, more young girls who are off-model from the models in these shows will keep themselves off the runways lest they are accused of being anti-American. And the beauty standard will go unchanged! I have spent too much time getting this hair to lay flat for that to suddenly be okay!

Just like Ramin Setoodeh drove scores of gay actors back into their closets, writers like Schlussel are ensuring that of color beauties think twice before thinking they’re beautiful enough for America’s runways.