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Controversy erupts over Campus Republicans bake sale plans

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 7:52 AM EST, Sun September 25, 2011

(CNN) -- Campus Republicans at the University of California Berkeley have cooked up a storm of controversy with their plans for a bake sale.

But it's not your everyday collegiate fundraiser they've got in mind. They've developed a sliding scale where the price of the cookie or brownie depends on your gender and the color of your skin.

During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2.00, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1.00, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.

"The pricing structure is there to bring attention, to cause people to get a little upset," Campus Republican President Shawn Lewis, who planned the event, told CNN-affiliate KGO. "But it's really there to cause people to think more critically about what this kin

Added: Sep-26-2011 Occurred On: Sep-26-2011
By: Inimitable
Regional News, Politics
Tags: controversy, outrage, Republicans, bake sale, University of California Berkeley, fundraiser
Location: Berkeley, California, United States (load item map)
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