BERKELEY, CALIF. – A Republican student group in California said Monday it still intends to hold a controversial bake sale in which Asian, African-American and female students will pay less than white males.
The University of California at Berkeley College Republicans said the "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" on Tuesday is meant to be a commentary on affirmative action, adding the group has no intention of abandoning the event, FOX News Channel reported.
The bake sale will charge all white men $2 for cookies and other baked goods, while Asian men will be charged $1.50, Latino men $1, black men 75 cents and Native American men 25 cents. All women will get 25 cents off those prices.
The group said it wants to draw attention to pending legislation in California that would allow universities to consider race, gender, and ethnicity in the admissions process.
"The pricing structure of the baked goods is meant to be satirical, while urging students to think more critically about the implications of this policy," the organizers said on their Facebook page.
Berkeley's student senate voted Sunday to condemn discriminatory behavior on campus -- even if done in satire, The Daily Californian reported.
No formal action will be taken against the Berkeley College Republicans but individual students could file charges against the group, the newspaper said.