Blacks, Hispanics charged less than whites, Asians at UT bake sale

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AUSTIN, Texas — Even when people have good intentions, sometimes the message gets lost in translation.

A student group at the University of Texas, Young Conservatives of Texas held a bake sale to make a statement against affirmative action. The students charged customers different prices based on their ethnic background and race. A menu showed Asians were charged the most while white Americans paid a little bit less and African-Americans — bare with us — and Hispanics pay even less. Native Americans weren't charged anything while women of each race pay less than men.

When the news spread, some offended student came out in protest while others just wanted to see what the fuss was about.

It isn't the first time the group has held an affirmative action bake sale, it was done two years ago as well.

The university issued a statement saying the even did not represent the ideals of the institution.


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