"white only" scholarship

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    Post "white only" scholarship

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    "Evidence of bleaching will disqualify applicants," says the application, issued by the university's College Republicans.
    Lol, like Michael Jackson.

    I think its unusual just because it is for 'whites' but not racist.

    There are it seems grants, loans, funds for people of other ethnic backgrounds which exclude white people.

    I think it is probably the word 'whites' as you dont see it often.
    Such is life.

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    I think they do make a good point, where I live they pay minority groups to simply go to school, but not white families which may be even poorer than those in the minority. The payments should really be made based on incomes, not on whether they are in the minority or not.

    I think the way the went about making the point was perhaps the wrong way of doing it.

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    bout time.

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    I read that before. I thought it made a good point. I don't think they should base scholarships on race, only on how scholarly you are, and how much money your parents make.

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    I think the way the went about making the point was perhaps the wrong way of doing it.
    I thought it was perfect. Its only a $250 scholarship, so it's not like it's anything big that non whites would be missing out on. It's just to make a point.

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    thats great!

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    Where i am, there a lot of ethnic only scholarships. Black only, jewish only etc, but you never see a white only one. Personaly i think its fine, its there money so they can do with it as they see fit.

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    Wow, I've been waiting for that scholarship to come around for a long time.

    It's so hard for white, middle-class males to get scholarships. Together, my parents make decent wages, disqualifying me for many need based scholarships. However, they are also sending my two sisters through college, paying for most of their tuition, taking out loans, etc.. College stuff sucks, it should be free.

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    echo ober
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    i also echo ober
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    You realize that affirmative action was put into place to offset white injustices with above equal compansation to minorities. That said I think the question is when has the dept to minority groups been paid? When will all of America see people as just people not "black people", "white people", et cetera.

    Even though affirmative action may not seem fair it is merely trying to accelerate the process of giving minorities back theirs.

    This subject is a touchy one so approach it with great care. I just look at getting shafted for being white as equal to a small group of minorities being shafted for being black or mexican or native american or chinese or japanese or whatever some time ago.

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    Scholarships should be based on need and not race.
    when has the dept to minority groups been paid
    It can never be repaid. Taking away's one freedom is not something you can go "oh sorry" and throw some money at.
    IMO as long as there is AA there will be a sense of entitlement with some minorities.
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    My main concern with affirmative action is that may stir up some problems with younger generations of Americans since they may grow to have a dim view of races that have priority over them. Now I realize this isn't necessarily the case but lets face it all of us talking here are more or less the intellectual type, which isn't an accurate judge of what everyone else thinks. But I've see (white) people become very ........ed off do to the inability to get something (i.e. a scholarship) do to the ethnicity.

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    >>Even though affirmative action may not seem fair it is merely trying to accelerate the process of giving minorities back theirs.

    back theirs what?? what are you alluding to that is theirs?

    Affirmative action is no longer appropriate in our society. It is an oxymoron of the struggle for equality at this time and day.

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    echo axon. Give me a break. Special treatment for certain groups is just as much racism as what happened to minorities 20/30/40 years ago.

    It's over. I'm sick of minorities today thinking they need to be "repaid" or recieve some kind of benefit for what happened to their ancestors. STFU.

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