It is actually a positive development that a black student was offended. He certainly should be. But, of course, that was the whole point of the conservative students: Changing standards for different groups is offensive.
There is little difference between charging minorities different prices for cookies and the university "charging" different standards for minorities. And that was why the university was so embarrassed. Lest more and more students see in public what the university does privately, that booth had to be shut down.
Needless to say, charges of racism have been widely leveled at the students. That charge is one reason liberalism fares poorly when confronted intellectually. American liberals have dulled their minds by dismissing their adversaries as racists, sexists, and homophobes. It is usually so effective that intellectual arguments are not necessary.
But a new generation of Americans has arisen that knows it is neither racist nor sexist, and therefore not paralyzed by these charges.
Liberals need to respond coherently to the California high school girl, not call her a racist. She probably isn't, which is why minority students have signed the petition to allow such a club. And liberals need to explain why changing standards for admission to the college based on race or ethnicity is noble while charging different prices based on the same criteria is racist.
But there is no coherent response.
The liberal multiculturalist war on behalf of race-based and ethnicity-based dorms, graduations, clubs, congressional caucuses, and professional associations has had its effect.
America is reaping what liberalism has sowed.