Adam (adamforest) wrote in uw,

More bake sales??

This is a letter I sent to The Daily today:


I have a suggestion for the planners of the anti-CR bake sale that was held on the HUB lawn this Tuesday, which gave straight, white, able-bodied men a clear path to the goods, but restricted the path of minorities, women, and homosexuals. Include in your obstacle course a sign that reads "liberal classroom bias" for another minority group that populates our campus; politically conservative students.

For nearly forty years college campuses around the nation have been outright and overwhelmingly liberal, and this is something that both sides can readily agree upon. While some students worry about financial woes or "racist" admission boards, other students must worry about earning negative points in their classes just for having a conservative viewpoint. This is an equally serious problem that can seriously effect the outcome of someone's education and life after college.

I have always been one to stick to my guns regardless of the impact on my future career, but many of my friends are unwilling to make that commitment simply due to the risk of letting a biased hand control their grades. I believe this is an epidemic that yesterdays bake sale either failed to or was unwilling to address.

Adam Baldridge
political science, senior
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