In the United States there are about 101 all black colleges and probably a lot more black only scholarships. I don’t understand, so many people are stomping their feet and complaining about how unfair, and racist we are but then we create more dividers like only black colleges and only certain minority scholarships.
I don’t think it is fair to have a scholarship that discriminates against anyone. And that includes white people. I don’t know how many minority scholarships v.s. only white scholarships there are but it seems to me that every time I hear about a white only scholarship they get a lot of complaints. Why is it not the same for black only scholarships? or Hispanic only scholarships?
I don’t think there should be scholarships available to only those of a certain race. I think that is ridiculous and racist. Don’t discriminate against minorities, likewise, don’t discriminate against white people.
By Anne- Marie Dorning
Boston, Nov. 22, 2006
All the media attention is focused on a $250 Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship offered by Mroszczyk and the BU chapter of the College Republicans. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher; they must write two essays; and, here's the kicker, they must be at least one-quarter Caucasian.
The application itself offers an explanation: "We believe that racial preferences in all their forms are perhaps the worst form of bigotry confronting America today."
According to Mroszczyk, his group is offering the scholarship to point out "how ridiculous it is to have any sort of racially based scholarship."
At BU, for example, students who are at least one-quarter Hispanic can apply for a National Hispanic Recognition Scholarship.
"There are plenty of poor, white, academically gifted students who need that money just as much," Mroszczyk said.