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It's Catching On

It's not just UCLA--now they're having an affirmative-action bake sale in (appropriately) Ann Arbor.

Wilson emphasized that the staff of The Michigan Review supports minorities. Profits from the bake sale were donated to the United Negro College Fund - that amount totaled $17 at the end of the sale.

Students' opinions were split on the means and effectiveness of the bake sale. Many students refused to comment on the sale due to personal outrage.

Scott Unger, an LSA sophomore, found the bake sale offensive and ignorant. "I don't think anything's going to happen (as a result of the sale)," he said. "But I don't feel it's right."

Well, maybe if you try thinking, instead of "feeling," you might have a shot at getting it.

Education senior Agnes Aleobua said she hoped the sale made students interested in fighting for affirmative action. "Baked goods are in no way relatable to when a student is admitted to college. It's not a tangible example at all," she said. "What's at stake is that minority students have an opportunity to continue their education past high school."

That's about the kind of logic I'd expect to see from an education major. Frightening to think she'll be teaching kids next year.

LSA freshman Dana Dougherty said she participated in the sale to demonstrate the real-life effects of the University's policies. "I'm participating because I believe affirmative action policies are unconstitutional," she said. "We've had a lot of debate - peaceful debate. The people who stayed to debate the longest are for affirmative action."

Let's see one of these on every campus.

Posted by Rand Simberg at February 18, 2003 12:05 PM
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I'm not sure "relatable" is actually a word. I thought that place was supposed to be a good school.

Posted by Dave Himrich at February 18, 2003 05:33 PM

OK, OK, I take it back. "Relatable" does appear to be a valid English word. I still think the usage was clumsy.

Posted by Dave Himrich at February 18, 2003 06:00 PM

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