UC Berkeley Leaders Condemn ‘Diversity Bake Sale’
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Student leaders at the University of California, Berkeley are condemning a Republican group’s satirical bake sale aimed at opposing affirmative action legislation.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports UC Berkeley senators voted 19-0 Sunday to denounce the Berkeley College Republicans’ “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” as discriminatory.
The Republican group still plan to hold the bake sale Tuesday, charging students based on race, gender and ethnicity. White students will be charged the most, Native Americans the least and women will get a 25-percent discount.
The event is designed to denounce a bill now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that would allow California public universities to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions.
Another student group plans to sponsor a call-in booth for students to voice their support for the legislation.
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