There’s just something about an affirmative action bake sale that drives the progressive Left nuts. Actually, sorry, I know perfectly well why affirmative action bake sales drive the progressive Left nuts:
- The basic concept – that you sell people baked goods on a sliding price scale, with white males paying the most and [INSERT TRENDIEST MINORITY STATUS HERE] paying the least – provides an immediate, practical analogy for people arguing against affirmative action programs.
- It’s not that it’s hard to argue that affirmative action bake sales are subtly racist while affirmative action academic/hiring programs are not; it’s that it’s hard to argue that without looking like a partisan schmuck to anybody who isn’t a diehard liberal already.
- And, most importantly: the progressive Left cannot stand not being taken seriously. That affirmative action programs deserve not fury, but merely mockery, burns the netroots. It burns them like acid.
Anyway, read the above linked Zombietime article. The aforementioned bake sale was at Berkeley, so expect the opposition to it to be full of both bad language and Commies.