Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Racist Bake Sale for Racist College Admission

As reported on a Fox News Story, The People's Republic of California is at it again. The UC Berkeley Republican student group is hosting an "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" to protest the proposed law, California Senate Bill 185. This piece of lefty legislative wackiness would "allow universities to consider race, gender and ethnicity in the admissions process."

Of course, only in the bizarro world of leftist logic does this proposed bill not conflict with current California law Prop 209 that reads, "The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting."

According to the Fox News story, "The bake sale, which will be held just yards away from a phone bank event urging people to call Brown's office in support of the S.B. 185, will charge all white men $2 for cookies and other baked goods, while Asian men will be charged $1.50, Latino men will pay $1, black men 75 cents and Native Americans 25 cents. All women will receive 25 cents off those prices."

Apparently there are at least a couple of Californians capable of reason and logic. Shawn Lewis, the president of the Berkeley College Republicans, had this to say about the bake sale on their group's website, "After the UC Berkeley student government endorsed the bill, we decided a response was needed. Thus this bake sale was formulated ... If preferences based on skin color are ok [sic] for college admissions, they should be ok [sic] for other aspects of life. We agree that the event is inherently racist, but that is the point."

My enthusiasm for the quality of UC students' reasoning processes was short-lived however when I read this doozy from Claudia Magana, the University of California Student Association President, "Having knowledge of an applicant's racial or ethnic background will allow university officials to make a "more informed" admission decision."

If by state law, they are not allowed to "grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin", I have only one question...

What reason do they have to consider race?

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