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Student Group’s ‘Diversity Bake Sale’ Stirs Controversy At Cal

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BERKELEY (CBS/AP) – A UC Berkeley republican group’s bake sale is causing controversy over its satirical spin on affirmative action.

Organizers of the “Increase Diversity Bake Sale,” set for Tuesday, planned to offer pastries priced according to the buyer’s race and gender. White students will be charged the most, Native Americans the least and women will get a 25-percent discount.

The event is designed to denounce a bill now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that would allow California public universities to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions.

UC Berkeley senators voted 19-0 Sunday to denounce the event.

Another student group plans to sponsor a call-in booth for students to voice their support for the legislation.

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