Anti-Affirmative Action Bake Sale Response Meeting

If you haven’t heard, the Cardinal Conservatives had a bake sale couple of weeks ago to protest Wesleyan’s affirmative action policies. This sparked ‘some’ controversy… University faculty and students have responded by sponsoring a forum. Hot off of my inbox-

Wesleyan Community:

In response to the Affirmative Action Bake Sale sponsored by the Wesleyan Cardinal Conservatives, a group of concerned students and faculty will be hosting a forum on FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 5) AT 5PM  IN USDAN ROOM 108. This forum will provide an open space for anyone interested to listen and voice their thoughts, opinions, feelings, questions, concerns, etc. about the bake sale.  In so doing, we hope to address not only what affirmative action policies are and how they pertain to Wesleyan, but also, our campus climate and deeper societal issues that acted as catalysts for this event. Other points of interest are equally open for discussion.  Hope to see you there!

Sonia Manjon, VP for Institutional Partnerships and Chief Diversity Officer
Renee Johnson-Thornton, Dean for Diversity

Here’s a nice quote that I like- “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

9 thoughts on “Anti-Affirmative Action Bake Sale Response Meeting

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  2. Guest

    The Cardinal Conservatives hosted a discussion as well but only six people showed up. It was evenly split between those who supported Affirmative Action and those who did not. The discussion was actually interesting. Are Wes students only willing to show up to a discussion where mostly everyone will agree with them? Does anybody (other than those six students) want to grow a pair and debate? Come on.

    1. curious

      Please explain “grow a pair”. If you are referring to testicles, 1) you should take Prof. Grabel’s excellent course on Developmental Biology to understand why it is too late to grow new organs, and 2) why are you excluding the half of the population that is not as subject to testosterone poisoning?

      1. B.

        Oh so quirky. The point of what this person is saying is that if Wesleyan students felt so strongly about the situation they should have shown up to the CC meeting that was held afterwards. End of story. I showed up, we had a discussion, and it was both thought provocking and interesting. There’s a very profund complexity to the entire debate.
        -Pro affirmative action student

      2. B.

        Oh so quirky. The point of what this person is saying is that if Wesleyan students felt so strongly about the situation they should have shown up to the CC meeting that was held afterwards. End of story. I showed up, we had a discussion, and it was both thought provocking and interesting. There’s a very profund complexity to the entire debate.
        -Pro affirmative action student

        1. anonymous

          It was not well advertised, and that is entirely their fault. I’ve been paying attention to this debate and never heard about it.

          Plus it is logical for those who are offended by something to hesitate before marching into the open arms of those creating the controversy— the bake sale touched a deep and painful nerve for many people; this is not a casual conversation, and for those who were upset to wait to engage in the dialogue on a more even -or even “safe”- turf is completely understandable.

  3. guest

    How do you protest with a bake sale? Is it like a normal protest but there are snacks to keep your energy up?

      1. affirmative REACTION

        I showed up to the “discussion” and the CC were too overwhelmed to even host it. The mere presence of 6 people who wanted to listen, learn, and discuss caused the CC to ask us to LEAVE. They told us that it was just a “normal meeting” and not really a forum for discussion…SOOOO since this group can’t hold water at their own meeting NOR at the WSA meeting where they couldn’t even remember what their platform is, we’ve taken matters into our own hands. Come listen to what other students stand for! Then come on out to the forum and DISCUSS all you want! Usdan 12-2 Affirmative REACTION and Usdan 108 5pm FORUM!!!

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