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Bucknell and the ‘Affirmative-Action Bakesale’

June 23, 2009

By Ashby Jones at The Wall Street Journal Law Blog

Oh to be back in college. The parties, all that time to stretch out with the world's great books, those absolutely mind-blowing affirmative-action bakesales.

Yes, we jest - at least on the last point. Truth is, we've never experienced an "affirmative-action bakesale," though we understand that they've popped up on college and university campuses periodically over the last several years. The bakesales, typically put together by conservative student groups, attempt to make a political point about the alleged unfairness of affirmative action by charging different prices for cupcakes and other baked goods based on one's race and sex. For instance, white and Asian males might be charged $1 for a cupcake, while black and Latino males might be charged 50 cents, etc., etc. Click here for an article from 2003 on one such event held at UCLA... Download file "Bucknell and the ‘Affirmative-Action Bakesale’"

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