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By Meagan Balink at Colorado Daily
A bake sale for a cause is always a nice idea: sugar cookies, cinnamon tarts, and chocolaty brownies arranged colorfully on a table for hungry passersby.
But what if customers' buying power at this bake sale was based upon their race?
Wait a second, what kind of bake sale is this?
Say a white CU-Boulder student walks up to the bake sale and buys a sugar cookie for $1, but the Latino student in line behind her is sold the same kind of cookie for 50 cents... Download file "Will students buy at the 'bake sale?'"