BERKELEY, CA — Several student organizations are protesting the recent bake sale organized by University of California-Berkely Republicans which featured adjusted prices for various minority groups and women at the school.
Ward Connerly, a prominent African American opponent of affirmative action, attended the bake sale.
Many students called the bake sale insensitive and accused the Republican organization of mocking the struggle of minority groups. Angry protesters screamed chants, staged a lie-in and carried signs, reading: “Don’t UC us?” Others pushed through the crowd to buy the baked goods, showing support for the Republican group.
“We agree that the event is inherently racist, but that is the point,” Berkeley College Republicans President Shawn Lewis wrote in response to earlier opposition. “It is no more racist than giving an individual an advantage in college admissions based solely on their race (or) gender.”