Opponents of the Berkeley College Republicans' Increase Diversity bake sale stand on Upper Sproul Plaza.

Demonstration on Sproul Plaza ends with shouts of protest

While water bottles and sunscreen were in ample supply for demonstrators lying in protest on Sproul Plaza, due to heat, the event came to an end an hour earlier than planned. The demonstrators stood up together at 1 p.m., huddled around demonstration leader Salih Muhammad in the middle of Sproul
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Shawn Lewis (center), the president of the Berkeley College Republicans, and former UC Regent Ward Connerly (behind Lewis) support the ‘Increase Diversity Bake Sale.’ The bake sale aimed to satirize SB 185 — affirmative action-like legislation — through a proposed price structure based on race and sex.

‘Increase Diversity Bake Sale’ draws crowds to Sproul Plaza

Debates over racism, diversity and affirmative action have taken Sproul Plaza by storm as the highly controversial “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” is now under way. The bake sale began at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning near Sather Gate and is being held by the Berkeley College Republicans in protest of SB
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Opponents of the Berkeley College Republicans' Increase Diversity bake sale stand on Upper Sproul Plaza.

Live Blog: ‘Increase Diversity Bake Sale’

Amid a national media storm and an outcry of racism, the Berkeley College Republicans are holding their “Increase Diversity Bake Sale,” which sets a tiered price system for baked goods based on race and sex. The sale today is intended to satirically protest SB 185 — affirmative action-like legislation that is
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Campus perspectives on controversial bake sale

This page will aggregate commentary on and responses to the Berkeley College Republicans’ “Increase Diversity Bake Sale.” Readers may continue to submit their thoughts on the topic to [email protected] The Daily Californian’s editorial on the bake sale can be read here.   Perspectives Letters to the editor UC Berkeley student
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College Republicans highlight discriminatory policy in SB 185

Setting prices for baked goods based on race is blatantly discriminatory — in the same way that using race to judge college applicants would be discriminatory. The Berkeley College Republicans oppose any policy that treats one racial group different from another. Some people would call treating one ethnic group different
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Half-baked sale

CAMPUS ISSUES: While within the rights of free speech, the planned bake sale is offensive and represents a need to converse on campus.

UC Berkeley, known as the bastion of free speech, has a student body that appears to suffer from the same ailment of many failed college relationships — a lack of communication. The controversy surrounding the Berkeley College Republicans’ bake sale planned for today stems not only from the event’s offensiveness
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Affirmative action bake sale spurs discussion

Lessons from a bake sale We’ve all heard of the ‘bake sale outrage’ that has spread throughout the campus, and I believe that we could all use this to learn a little something about ourselves. I don’t speak for any particular student group or nationality; I don’t even speak as
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Bake sale shows poor judgment, timing

The Berkeley College Republicans have recently drawn the attention of local news media, having stirred controversy throughout campus for their decision to hold an “affirmative action bake sale” to coincide with SB 185, a bill that would allow the UCs and CSUs to utilize ethnicity in the applications process. The
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Why our experiences cannot be discounted

Only in Berkeley does a bake sale incense the masses, spur yet another protest and garner national media attention. I’ve devoured dozens of cookies and cupcakes in my lifetime, but never before have they motivated me to discuss race, politics and education with my peers. On Thursday evening, the Berkeley
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