University of Texas Students Hold Affirmative Action Bake Sale

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Students at the University of Texas at Austin held what became known as a controversial bake sale on the school's campus last week.

According to The Huffington Post, the UT chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas sold baked goods in an effort to share their views on why affirmative action is a terrible policy.

Kens5.com reports that the goal of the bake sale was to spark a discussion about why the university uses race as a factor for admissions. "The Fisher v. UT case kind of inspired us to do this, but also just the general practice of using race as a factor for admissions," said YCT Chairman Lorenzo Garcia.

"We’re against it. We don’t feel that it’s fair. It should be based on merit alone, instead of something you can’t control."

Bake sale customers who approached their table were each charged different prices for items, depending on their race.

"If we didn’t do something like this, a lot of students wouldn’t really pay attention to the issue. YCT does this pretty often," Garcia said. "Whether it’s the affirmative action bake sale or other things that are pretty controversial but prove a point and, you know, stick it to the liberals, pretty much."

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