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This Feb. 21, 2011 shows the "Treat within a Treat" cupcake in Concord, N.H. New York pastry chef Martin Howard was inspired by Inception when he created the "Treat within a Treat" cupcake. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)  This Feb. 21, 2011 shows the "Treat within a Treat" cupcake in Concord, N.H. New York pastry chef Martin Howard was inspired by Inception when he created the "Treat within a Treat" cupcake. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)   

Affirmative action bake sale at UC Berkeley has students up in arms

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A controversy over cupcakes is heating up at UC Berkeley in California, where campus Republicans are planning to hold an affirmative action bake sale on Tuesday.

At the sale, white men will be charged $2 for a baked good, Asians will pay $1.50, Latinos $1, African-Americans 75 cents and 25 cents for Native Americans, KGO-TV reported.

Women will get a 25 cent discount.

“The pricing structure is there to bring attention, to cause people to get a little upset,” Campus Republican president Shawn Lewis told the TV station.

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