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“I Was Trying to be Affable!”

The Campus Republicans at UC Berkeley organized a bake sale where prices are determined by race.

Of course, now there’s a huge controversy about this so called “joke.” As a huge sarcasm advocate, I understand where these Campus Republicans are coming from. However, this is too sensitive an issue to play with. If you watch Curb your Enthusiasm, you’ll understand:

Quoting the president of Campus Republican Shawn Lewis, “The pricing structure is there to bring attention, to cause people to get a little upset. But it’s really there to cause people to think more critically about what this kind of policy would do in university admissions.”

Using Harvard as an example, they currently enroll:

The 2010 Census provided us with this data:

The only real discrepancy here is in Hispanic and Asian admission. Sure, there are less Whites admitted than are in the population, but I don’t see how you can complain about affirmative action in college admissions when over 50% of the school is still White. I also doubt the disparity is due to affirmative action rather than Hispanics and Asians just being more qualified for admission. We constantly hear about the enormous amount of pressure Asian parents put on their children to succeed (an A- is failing).

What’s interesting to note is that on the Harvard admissions/statistics site, there is no section for age or male/female ratio. Perhaps they don’t want us to know?

I can’t wait to find out what the Campus Republicans will do to protest the Buffet Rule.

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