Tuesday, November 21, 2006

University group fights Racsism

Story: "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.

"If you give out a white scholarship, it's racist, and if you give out a Hispanic scholarship, it is OK," the College of Arts and Sciences senior said. "It is the main point. We are not doing this scholarship as a white-supremacy scholarship."La Fuerza Co-Chair Sara-Marie Pons, who is also on the Admissions Student Diversity Board, said although she agrees with BUCR's claim that racial preference is "contradictory to our American ideals of freedom and equality," she feels American history justifies today's affirmative action." "

I love it. Finally, some attention to the racsism that exists in America, the affermative action system that helps people because of their skin color. Not only is it wrong, but its an insult that someone would need extra help, just because they are black.
$250 isn't much, but the point it makes is far greater.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hate even getting into this discussion, because I think it has a tendency to polarize both Christians and Americans.

But:
"If you give out a white scholarship, it's racist, and if you give out a Hispanic scholarship, it is OK,"...

When I was in the middle of reading the article, I was going to say something like that. Then I read farther, and realized, somebody already did!

Anyways, though, it seems that minorities often don't realize (or don't care) that they can be racist, too. That thought just seems to allude them a lot of the time.

Eventually, we got to reach equality in this country. Before, minorities were persecuted. Now, they're artificially propped up, sometimes above the majority. Ideally, as I said, everyone would be equal--you get a job because of skills, not skins.

Anonymous said...

I heard somewhere that they estimated whites will be in the minority by 2050.

Onto football, so uhm what happened to yer Packs? I was hoping they'd beat the Pats.

Rabenstrange said...

The other one is homosexuality. When I was looking for scholarships I found a bunch of them that were offered exclusively based on deviant sexual orientation.

I know people who claim to be gay on applications despite their heterosexuality just because of the advantages it conveys.

Palm boy said...

Mercy, Probably will become the minority, what with increasing immigration.

The packers? Gah... The Patriots fragging killed us, and Farve was hurt.

Raben, thats a good point.

Detective J said...

Interesting psot!

~*Joyzey*~ said...

Yep. White people are the only ones not allowed to be racist(it seems like).