Bake Sale Protests Affirmative Action at USU

Bake Sale Protests Affirmative Action at USU

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(Logan-AP) -- A bake sale protesting affirmative action at Utah State University left a bad taste in some students' mouths.

The bake sale was staged last week by the USU College Republicans. White students were charged two dollars a cookie, and minority students were charged less for the same cookie.

Some minority students say they were angry because some of the students holding it singled out minorities out when they passed by and yelled at them.

In response, a new group formed called the Aggies for Education on Affirmative Action. They've agreed to debate with the College Republicans in January.

The College Republicans say they didn't want to ridicule anyone. Instead, they just wanted to call attention to the subject.

Similar sales have been held at other US colleges.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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