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'Diversity bake sale' at UC Berkeley stirs criticism

September 26, 2011 |  7:20 am

Diversity bake sale

UC Berkeley student leaders are condemning a campus Republican group's satirical "diversity bake sale" offering pastry prices based on race and gender.

Student senators at the University of California campus said in a 19-0 vote on Sunday that the bake sale is discriminatory.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Berkeley College Republicans still plan to hold Tuesday's bake sale on campus.

The event is designed to denounce a bill on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that would allow California public universities to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions.

The GOP group on Tuesday plans to sell baked goods accordingly: Items for white customers cost $2; for Asians, $1.50; for Latinos, $1; for black customers, 75 cents, and for Native Americans, a quarter.

Women get a 25-cent discount.

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-- Associated Press

Photo: Despite a student Senate vote condemning a planned "diversity bake sale" at UC Berkeley, a campus Republican group says it plans to go forward with Tuesday's event. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5

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