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Thanks to hillarygayle for pointing this one out: Bake sales used to protest affirmative action (CNN.com).

SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- Campus bake sales by conservatives who oppose affirmative-action are cooking up discord -- and complaints about restrictions on free speech.

Organizers charge white students $1 for a cookie, while blacks and other minorities pay 25 to 95 cents. Doughnuts are available for 50 cents to everyone except Asian Americans and whites, who cannot purchase them.

Unfair? So is affirmative action, organizers contend.

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(x-posted to conservatism, well attempted to -- there apears to be some sort of posting issue now. Edit: Ah, it's there now. It seems that conservatism is a moderated community now -- it just took a little while to be approved and posted.)

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asqmh
Dec. 24th, 2003 08:17 am (UTC)
Chambers said students engaged in a couple hours of good, heated discussion, until some began yelling and tearing down signs, even throwing cookies at members of the conservative group

*giggle* They threw cookies at the conservatives. That's a way to drive home a point.

I never would have thought of having a bake sale.

Do we humans know how funny we are sometimes? Even on the important things?

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drmellow
Dec. 24th, 2003 08:18 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah. When I saw that it ended in a food fight, I couldn't help but laugh out loud.
asqmh
Dec. 24th, 2003 08:58 am (UTC)
Had there not been such reverence for the emblems of the eucharist, one could only think that the Reformation may have wound up in that sort of a flinging fight.

It might have been more effective than that whole shoe thing ...

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bodnej
Dec. 24th, 2003 12:45 pm (UTC)
Yup, I heard about this...
...and things like this are why I can't stand "hate speech" laws. This is a very funny way to make a point about affirmative action, and the SMU kids were being called racists. That's a felony in some countries.

What hate speech laws do is provide a way to punish people for saying things that people in power (or the people who complain the loudest and/or destroy the most property) don't like.

It saddens me that the people who call themselves liberals don't actually belive in liberty anymore.
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