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Those Underpriviledged Whites

Those geniuses at the Boston University's College Republicans have come up with a, ahem, novel way to combat all the oppression they've been facing from all the minorities in their school, all 11 percent of them: set up a scholarship fund for whites only!

Looking to draw attention to what they call the "worst form of bigotry confronting America today," Boston University's College Republicans are circulating an application for a "Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship" that requires applicants be at least 25 percent Caucasian.

"Did we do this to give a scholarship to white kids? Of course not," the scholarship reads. "Did we do it to trigger a discussion on what we believe to be the morally wrong practice of basing decisions in our schools and our jobs on racial preferences rather than merit? Absolutely."

The scholarship, which is privately funded by the BUCR without the support of the university, is meant to raise awareness, group members say. BUCR member argue that racial preferences are a form of "bigotry." The group has a similar view on affirmative action.

The application for the $250 scholarship, due Nov. 30, requires applicants be full-time BU undergraduate students and one-fourth Caucasian and maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA. Applicants must submit two essays, one describing the applicant's ancestry and one describing "what it means to you to be a Caucasian-American today."

*Sigh* I've stopped being surprised by these antics years ago, with all the halloween parties, affirmative action bake sales, and simple out-and-out racism from these young Republican punks. But just for your edification, gentle readers, here are the facts: minority enrollment in top colleges have declined over the years and less than one percent of all undergraduate scholarships go exclusively to minorities anyways. But of course that doesn't matter to these morons. They know perfectly well what they want and don't want. The effort to include minorities in the campus life that used to be reserved for the white and the rich is simply too much for them.

Comments

whats your problem with it? there is an entire organization (United Negro College Fund) that gives scholarships to almost entirely minorities. Of course, there cannot be a United Caucasian College Fund because that would be racist, right? im sorry that my great great grandparents owned slaves, alright. But i don't and, in my opinion, it is unconstitutional to have such an organization that bases decisions on race. Does the Fourteenth Amendment ring a bell? Why don't we just get rid of the race box all together when applying for anything? Let's see who gets scholarships and jobs when EVERYTHING is based on merit and academic ability, not because some people have lighter skin and some have darker.

whats your problem with it? there is an entire organization (United Negro College Fund) that gives scholarships to almost entirely minorities. Of course, there cannot be a United Caucasian College Fund because that would be racist, right? im sorry that my great great grandparents owned slaves, alright. But i don't and, in my opinion, it is unconstitutional to have such an organization that bases decisions on race. Does the Fourteenth Amendment ring a bell? Why don't we just get rid of the race box all together when applying for anything? Let's see who gets scholarships and jobs when EVERYTHING is based on merit and academic ability, not because some people have lighter skin and some have darker.

First of all, shawn, the United Negro College Fund is open to all ethnicities, although it's mission is a very honorable one: to erase the inequities of access to colleges among that was effectively imposed on blacks. And I thought you conservative types actually want black folks to help themselves. Welp, now we know the true agenda.

Second of all, what part of race-based scholarships for colleges make up less than one percent of all scholarships do you not understand? Whites still get the lion's share of all scholarships, and the fact that you people are still complaining about scholarships helping minorities says more than what you intend to say.

Thirdly, the 14th Amendment does not preclude against measures that repair the damages caused by slavery or legalized discrimination (otherwise the government wouldn't have done the Reformation programs they did if they followed your "original intent") so drop that arguement.