|Affirmative Action Bake Sale
||[Dec. 8th, 2011|02:15 pm]
This news is a little old. But it's worth posting because of Zombie's fabulous photo-journalism on the recent one in Berkley. First, here's the video s/he (not sure about the reporter's gender) made to summarize the event:
It's fun to note how articulate the Berkeley College Republicans are in comparison to the people opposing them. They clearly state the reason for the pricing structure and the point they're trying to make. While the liberals protesting/harassing them just scream about racism/homophobia/privilege/sexism/slavery/whatever without ever explaining why the College Republicans' points are invalid.
I also want to add that these kids have the most enormous cajones EVER. To be an out-of-the-closet conservative at a college in Berkeley in tantamount to being an out-of-the-closet homosexual in a Muslim country. I don't know how they do it.
Here's a link to the text article (with TONS of great pictures).
Don't you just love the double standards at play here? Berkeley regularly has "Pro-Palestian" rallies on campus that are so packed with anti-Jew imagery and rhetoric they're indistinguishable from neo-NAZI rallies. But a few Republicans use mild satire to make the point that "it's wrong to discriminate against people based on race" and the whole campus loses it's collective mind. It would be amusing if it wasn't so sad.