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Do you think it's racist for there to be a scholarship program for white men?

I saw the headline on the news and sure enough, there was an African American commentator probably making a huge deal about it because it's designated for WHITE PEOPLE.

I honestly don't think it is racist. If black people can segregate themselves from everyone else and have their own funding and scholarship money, than why is it so wrong for white men to do the same? It's not like it's a racist issue. In case people haven't noticed, white men are the ones struggling the most because nothing is ever OFFERED to them. THey basically have to work until they're dead in their grave.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:54 PM on Jul. 12, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I would have to know more about the particular scholarship before I could say. Do you have a link?

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:56 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Everyone else has their own groups, holidays, scholarships so why should white people.... white history month would be a good addition/debate too!!! Its not racist, the minorities make it racist.

    amazinggrace83

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 12:57 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • No I saw it on CNN.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:57 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/26/texas-group-to-offer-coll_n_828684.html
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:58 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • The reason there are scholarships for minorities is because they, traditionally, have less access to other types of scholarships because they are more likely to live in disadvantaged communities that don't offer extra curricular activities or acedemic programs that allow children access to a wide variety of experiences that would give them access to scholarships.

    Statistically white males are the largest group of college scholarship recipients.

    That being said, the funders of those scholarships can give thier money to whom ever they'd like. If someone needs help paying for college and they are able to recieve help from that fund...great.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 12:59 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • It is a socio-economic issue more than a race issue. It is just a fact that more of our poorer areas, that have poorer schools are filled with a disproportionate amount of "minorities". (Although that term probably needs to be retired soon). The children from those neighborhoods ofetn find themselves at a competitive disadvantage because of lack of resources. Most scholarships are based on merit or essay. Someone from a middle to upper class neighborhood might have an advantage in the realm. Therefore, a good amount of the scholarships actually do go to "white" people. The scholarships set up for "minorities" are usally privately funded and are meant to balance out the help. Someone who goes to HS in watts is certainly not going to have the same calibur of essay as the marin county kid.
    But, I do agree to an extent. Those scholarships should be beased on parental income, NOT race. Because the problem is money.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 1:01 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Everyone else has their own groups, holidays, scholarships so why should white people.... white history month would be a good addition/debate too!!! Its not racist, the minorities make it racist.


    Answer by amazinggrace83 2 minutes ago


    You seriuosly feel like the contributions of whites are negelcted in our history curriculums?

    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 1:01 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • WEll I think the numbers have shifted, UpSheRises, in terms of who is the minority and who is the majority. Being that there are more people of African American or Hispanic American descent living in the U.S., non-hispanic or African American people (aka white people) are becoming the minority. And it seems like those who are the "supposed minorty" have more access to a free education now-a-days than any white man in the country. Which is fine, but shouldn't we change the Hispanic, African, and Caucasian scholarship programs to the Melting Pot Scholarship program? Where anyone who wants an education, but can't afford it, can get it for free?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:03 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • ...Statistically white men are the most common college students. So of course they get more scholarships. Proportionally it makes sense.....
    JacyB

    Answer by JacyB at 1:04 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Yeah I think anyone wanting an education shuldn't have to pay for it. I think college is too damn expensive for anyone to afford.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:05 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

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