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Bake sale at Tech causes some controversy

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A bake sale in the Texas Tech free speech area raised some questions, and the group sponsoring it says that was the point.

The Young Conservatives of Texas hosted an affirmative action bake sale to satirize and draw attention to what they call the injustice of favoritism in academia.

They sold the same cookies at different prices, depending on the buyers race or ethnicity.

The level of the pricing is basically derived from which group of people is disenfranchised the most by the idea of affirmative action, said Jermany kitchen, chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas.

So who got the good deal? Faculty, staff, and students of races that the group says are currently favored by liberal elites did, organizers said.

African-American and Hispanics were able to buy cookies at the lower prices. Native Americans ate for free.

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