Question of the Day: Is an “affirmative action” themed bake sale appropriate or racist?

Caitlin Martin

The Campus Republican club at the University of California at Berkeley has planned a bake sale for September 27 where the price one pays depends on their gender and race.  White men will pay the most for their treats, then Asian men, Latino men, African American men, and those who will pay the least are Native American men.  Women will also pay along the same race lines though they will pay 25 cents less because of their gender.  The pricing system is said to reflect what happens through affirmative action at colleges and universities and is in response to a proposed plan to allow race and origin into the factors considered during the college admission process.