A Bake Sale by Young Conservatives Attacks Race

Published October 14, 2013 by Occupy.com

Bake sales have long been a go-to solution for organizations looking to make money. More recently, they’ve also provided a platform for protest — and not the most savory kind.

The University of Texas at Austin’s Young Conservatives of Texas group last month hosted an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale” where they charged customers prices based on their race. It was part of a larger effort to clarify their position regarding the controversial Fisher v. University of Texas case, which is now being debated at the U.S. Supreme Court level, concerning affirmative action admissions policy of the university’s Austin campus.

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Syrians at UT Face an Uncertain Future

Published by Reporting Texas on Oct. 4, 2013
By Reihaneh Hajibeigi
For Reporting Texas

Breema came from Syria to the University of Texas at Austin to study Middle Eastern languages and culture, but she often finds herself studying something else.

“The news can be credible at times, but Facebook is Syria for me,” the 26-year-old graduate student said. “That’s how I know what is going on with my family, my neighborhood, my town and even other cities around Syria.”

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