Sunday, September 25, 2011

Race/class/gender fail

In California, Campus Republicans are trying to make a point, apparently about the woes of being white middle-class males in today's society. 
Campus Republicans at the University of California, Berkeley say critics have overreacted to their event planned for this week, which they insist is a protest over affirmative action. The group's Facebook page lists the price of baked goods at the sale according to race: $2 for whites, $1.50 for Asians, $1 for Hispanics, $0.75 for blacks and $0.25 for Native Americans.

"$0.25 FOR ALL WOMEN!" it added.
Campus Republican President Shawn Lewis said the idea of the "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" was to highlight a legislative bill to let California public universities consider race and gender in their admissions process.

They might as well have donned white sheets and conical hats. Unfortunately, they are not alone. In appalling seriousness or fun, these kids sure like to layer-on the 'isms.

Next time someones mentions the mask slipping when it comes to things like this, ask them, "what mask?"

1 comment:

Scanner said...

A group of native American women need to go to this and take ALL the pastries