Sunday, February 16, 2003
The sale, held on Bruin Walk on Feb. 3, offered cookies at different prices depending on the customer's race and gender. Black, Latina and American Indian females were charged 25 cents for cookies that cost males of minority descent 50 cents. White females were charged $1, and white males and all Asian Americans were charged $2.Wouldn't you know the kid in the Daily Bruin picture of the bake sale would be a business economics major. :)
Students selling the cookies were assigned name tags portraying them as "Uncle Tom," "The White Oppressor" and "Self-Hating Hispanic Race Traitor."
Of course the Democrats are making hay of this, as Jacobs notes. One said that the display stopped discourse by trying to simplify things. As Stephen notes on Cold Spring Shops, "I'm going to have to remember that one the next time there's a "pay equity" cookie sale nearby ... it demeans the research of numerous economists into labor force participation."