New Mexico

UNM students set up Affirmative Action Bake Sale

ALBUQUERQUE,NM (AP) - Some University of New Mexico students held a campus bake sale, charging students based on their race.
    
A group called Turning Point USA set up an "Affirmative Action Bake Sale" on campus Thursday to question affirmative action practices.
    
Turning Point USA regional director William Witt set up a table of cookies and a sign with advertised prices of $1.50 for Asians, $1 for Caucasians, and 50 cents for black or Hispanic people.
    
Witt said certain groups get different opportunities than others and Turning Point USA believes affirmative action doesn't give equal opportunity.
    
Students called for Witt and the group to leave. They did. Their sign was destroyed.
    
A university spokeswoman said Turning Point USA is not recognized as an official student group on campus, but has applied to become one.

 


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