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Clemson University Holds Town Hall Meeting to Address ‘Controversial’ Affirmative Action Bake Sale

Clemson University Holds Town Hall Meeting to Address ‘Controversial’ Affirmative Action Bake Sale

“A lot of students requested Clemson to make a statement acknowledging the bake sale that took place and what action they are taking.”

Turning Point USA held the bake sale to make a point about the downside of Affirmative Action, and it clearly upset some people.

WYFF news reports:

Clemson University holds town hall following controversial affirmative action bake sale

A week after a Clemson organization held an affirmative action bake sale on campus which sparked controversy among students, university leaders held a town hall to discuss what happened.

The affirmative action bake sale was held by the Clemson chapter of Turning Point USA.

Thursday was a chance for students to voice their discomfort with the bake sale and to educate students on what can and can not happen on university grounds.

Leaders with Clemson’s chapter of Turning Point USA said it was a way to show people the problems with affirmative action. However, some students said the demonstration made them feel unsafe, uncomfortable, and undervalued.

On Thursday, Clemson leaders answered questions about the first amendment, rules on tabling, and if any disciplinary action can be taken in situations like this.

A lot of students requested Clemson to make a statement acknowledging the bake sale that took place and what action they are taking.

“We just want something tangible, a statement at least just because they told us plenty of times this point that they can’t actually sanction them or do anything. I definitely think there is more that they can do that they are not doing just to try and not ruffle feathers,” Shiyana Guilbert said.

However, leaders with the Clemson Turning Point USA chapter believe the university is doing the right thing by not saying anything at all.

“The university issuing a statement whether they are for or against affirmative action or whether they support our organization or support the other voices that don’t support our organization would inherently them picking a side,” Clemson Turning Point USA Chapter President Taylor Rogers said.

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Ah, more hurt feelings. Whatev.

“However, some students said the demonstration made them feel unsafe, uncomfortable, and undervalued.”

Then prove your worth.
Hint: Running to “daddy” and whining does exactly the opposite.

“However, some students said the demonstration made them feel unsafe, uncomfortable, and undervalued.”

Ok, the “unsafe” thing is just an excuse, but the rest of it?

Um.

That’s the whole point of the exercise. That’s how affirmative action affects people, and the whole purpose of these bake sales is to illustrate it in a simple and effective way.

The fact that supposedly intelligent college student’s can’t seem to Grok that is telling.

Just stop. At no point we’re you unsafe in this event.

Your feelings were the only thing that were hurt and sometimes that’s what the truth does.

I guess hurt feelings are what you get when you haven’t the wit to grasp the point of the exercise.