The bake sale at Berkeley, conducted by the College Republicans and designed to point out the blatant discrimination of racial and gender preferences in college admissions drew this response from Vishalli Loomba, president of the Associated Students of the University of California.

Loomba, Berkeley’s student government president, said she is concerned about students potentially feeling ostracized due to the bake sale.

“I have heard that from numerous students who have said this makes students feel unwelcome on campus,” she said. “For that reason alone, we should think about what events we have on campus.”


Fascinating that a student government president who on one hand claims support for “any students on campus — (having) political discussion” would at the same time flirt with censoring campus events based on who might be offended. Ironically, the student government group had no qualms conducting its own event that would offend the members of the student body who reject racial and gender preferences in college admissions as overt discrimination.


Yards away, Berkeley’s student government — the Associated Students of the University of California — hosted a phone bank in support of SB 185, state legislation that would allow California universities to consider race, gender, ethnicity and national origin during the admissions process.