UC Berkeley College Republicans (newsflash: they have those!) want to make a serious point about how affirmative action is racist against white males, which they will accomplish by holding a bake sale that is racist against everyone else. Brilliant populism! The backdrop for this is a law proposed by California governor Jerry Brown that would allow state colleges to consider race and gender in applications, which in the reduced terms of a harebrained GOP student bake sale demonstration of “why this is bad” means that white male snack fiends have to pay $2 per cupcake, and everybody else pays a few quarters less for a baked good according to a randomly assigned scale of “this is how much less than a white guy you are worth.” Who can refute that kind of mathematical argument?
Asian-Americans? $1.50. Latinos? $1.00. Black people, oh, they are very cheap compared to white guys, they only pay $0.75. Ladies are worth 25 cents less than men across the board. Moral of the story: find the black ladies on campus, hippies! They will buy you cheap snacks.
“We agree that the event is inherently racist, but that is the point,” [Berkeley College Republican] President Shawn Lewis wrote in response to upheaval over the bake sale. “It is no more racist than giving an individual an advantage in college admissions based solely on their race (or) gender.”
Yes, eight black women are worth one white guy, is what they are trying to say, which is racist against white guys. UNASSAILABLE LOGIC. [CNN]Related