An affirmative action bake sale organized by the Bruin Republicans
last week has provoked impassioned responses from a top California Democrat and
political student groups on campus.
The sale, held on Bruin Walk on Feb. 3, offered cookies
at different prices depending on the customer’s race and gender. Black, Latina
and American Indian females were charged 25 cents for cookies that cost males
of minority descent 50 cents. White females were charged $1, and white males
and all Asian Americans were charged $2.
Students selling the cookies were assigned name tags
portraying them as "Uncle Tom," "The White Oppressor" and
"Self-Hating Hispanic Race Traitor."
Chairman of the California Democratic Party Art Torres
voiced his disapproval in a Monday press release.
"I am deeply saddened and disheartened at the activities
of the Bruin Republicans," he said.
Nothing like good satire to demonstrate the silliness of Democratic Party policies.
They should have been applauding this bake sale since it so parallels their
own policies. Why aren’t they saddened and disheartened at the unequal treatment
they display with regard to sex and race?
I do have one suggestion for the Bruin Republicans. They should have added
a tax to the cookies based on the income of the person buying the cookie. After
all those that can afford to pay higher taxes for cookies should subsidize those
who are less fortunate in their economic circumstances in this current down
turn of cookie buying. This has been the worst cookie buying economy in fifty