"Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth."
[Update: Campus Reform has more here.]
From time to time, as the Fischer case has weaved it's way through the courts, the UT chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) has held affirmative action bake sales. The premise is to set prices according to race, with whites and asians paying the highest prices and 'protected classes' paying less. It's designed to smoke out the absurdity of the campus left. They get offended by this sort of 'favoritism' but have no problem with race based admissions policies.
Anyway, YCT held another one this afternoon:
We didn't explicitly set out to attend the event, but unrelated business brought us to the campus area while it occurred. We came upon UT's west mall at approximately 1pm (the event began at 11am). The SJW crowd was fully assembled.
To the best of our knowledge, here's how things went down: About 45 minutes after the event began, a large crowd assembled and attempted to shout down the YCTers. Shortly thereafter, someone stole the YCTers sign and cookies. Chaos then reigned until everyone got bored around 1:30 pm.
A small sample:
The Dallas Morning News has more here.
Bottom Line: HILARIOUS!!!
One thing we would like to point out: This entire event was contained within a corner of the West Mall. 99% of campus was unaffected by this. While it's certainly worthy of a laugh, we would caution against overreacting.
Furthermore, if you needed any proof that God is in control and that He knows everything that's going on, this guy was preaching the Gospel about 5 feet away from this event the entire time:
While we were writing this report, YCT-UT sent out the following press release:
YCT-UT Starts Dialogue on Affirmative Action
Austin, TX - Today, Young Conservatives of Texas at UT (YCT-UT) held an 'Affirmative Action Bake Sale' on campus to bring attention to the absurdity of giving preferential treatment to individuals based on race, ethnicity or gender.
Affirmative action for university admissions was banned in Texas in 1996 (Hopwood v. Texas) but then overturned over by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 (Gratz v. Bollinger) stating that race, gender, and ethnicity can again be used as a factor in admissions as long as a quota or point system is not used.
"Our protest was designed to highlight the insanity of assigning our lives value based on our race and ethnicity, rather than our talents, work ethic, and intelligence," said YCT-UT Chairman, Vidal Castañeda. "It is insane that institutional racism, such as affirmative action, continues to allow for universities to judge me by the color of my skin rather than my actions."
The event was streamed by Yerim Ashley Choi, a University of Texas spokesman for the Gender and Sexuality Center at the university. Choi titled the video: "Racists are live at UT Austin."
"The First Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees our organization freedom of speech and expression," continued Castañeda. "YCT-UT will not be deterred by liberal elites that would love nothing more than to silence conservative, common sense voices on campus. We will continue to speak out against policies that are harmful or give preferential treatment based on nothing more than immutable characteristics."
Young Conservatives of Texas is a non-partisan organization that has promoted conservatism at universities across the Lone Star State for over three decades. The State’s most active political youth organization, YCT is composed of hundreds of members and alumni who participate in the full spectrum of politics. YCT issues the most respected ratings of the Texas legislature and is the only conservative group to have done so without interruption over the past 21 legislative sessions. For more information about YCT, please visit www.YCT.org.