So a few days back, angry asain man said:
Whether you're for or against affirmative action, I think it goes without saying, it's a lot more complex than just giving out cookies and donuts. I don't know, what would be a more accurate simulation? How about having minority actually gather all the ingredients and baking the cookies, then having the white students take all the cookies away, and selling them at the given prices? Probably still not quite accurate, but it's just a thought.
He's writing about this CNN story, Bake sales used to protest affirmative action:
SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- Campus bake sales by conservatives who oppose affirmative-action are cooking up discord -- and complaints about restrictions on free speech.
Organizers charge white students $1 for a cookie, while blacks and other minorities pay 25 to 95 cents. Doughnuts are available for 50 cents to everyone except Asian Americans and whites, who cannot purchase them.
Unfair? So is affirmative action, organizers contend.
Second (at least) cycle on this -- remember Dru mentioning something similar a while back -- but I don't recall the bit about Asian Americans being mentioned in the others. Wasn't reading the stories that closely, to be honest. Manufactured whiteboy controversy tends to bore the hell out of me. One of the reasons it's hard to get into pop music these days, too, but that's a different story. Entry. Something.
Is a bit amusing watching them take umbrage on behalf of Asian Americans, though. There's a photo of "Members of the University of Washingon College Republicans" with the CNN story; take a guess what race and gender they are. No, no, go on, guess.
Perhaps the Ladies Auxiliary did the actual baking. . .
Off to look for polling data on Asian American reactions to Affirmative Action. If dim memory serves me a'right, they (because, y'know, they're a homogenous group) were generally in favor.