University of Texas-Austin student group held an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale”

You read that headline correctly, and it’s just as disgusting as you are thinking it is.

Time Warner Cable News reports that the Young Conservatives of Texas – UT Chapter had an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” on campus Wednesday, October 26, 2016.


They were SO proud of themselves, that they posted pictures on Facebook and Instagram.

Christopher Shafik, a UT Junior, was one of the last YCT members to stick around and defend the sale’s goal. Shafik said his parents are from Egypt.

“The entire premise of that was to have a conversation about affirmative action,” he said. “We could’ve been better prepared in terms of who was doing the bake sale and coming in with the necessary information from admissions.”

Photos posted by the group on Instagram show they sold baked goods for different prices based on race and gender.

Asian males paid the most–$1.50 a treat–while Native Americans could get them for free.


This was supposed to spark a meaningful conversation about affirmative action?

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There has been no apology from the group, which is fine by me, to be very honest.

I don’t want their apology. At all. In fact, I’m gonna go ahead and preemptively say their forced apology is not accepted.

It’s 2016.

What a time.

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