When I first came across this article I thought it was a joke. The article is about a bake-sale taking place at Berkeley’s University in California where pastries would be sold by different prices according to the sex and race of each purchaser. I was shocked by such affirmation, but as I kept reading the article, I thought that besides the equivocated idea of the bake sale, the organizers had a good intention. They claimed that the bake sale would be done to protest a Senate Bill that would allow public universities to use race, gender and ethnicity as a category for admission. However I do not agree on the way the bake sale was organized and I believe that by setting different prices to different sex and race just make things worst. How would an African American woman feels like when paying half the amount of money of a white male? In particular, I would feel humiliated and socially inferior to everybody else who would be paying more than me. I don’t need to beg discount just because I am Asian or Native American. This particular kind of attitude of setting different prices to different races, ethnicity and gender, only strengths the differences between them on a bad way.
The bake sale organizers could have had the best of the intentions but I don’t believe that they succeed with it in any way.