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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    Link: Texas Group To Offer College Scholarships To... - Go ahead and guess, I-A-B... Farmers? Black women? Exchange students? Muslims? Hermaphrodites? Oh no, not even close...
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    Hey, we are the only group left that you are still allowed to make fun of and openly discriminate against.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    give it to a black its progressive, give it to a white its racist.
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    dave32891 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    finally something good for me
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    They technically do have a point. This isn`t more racist than any other scholarships. Why is this news?
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    good, I`m sick of being discriminated against because of the color of my skin. Hopefully this becomes a trend that gets people to realize what racism actually entails.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    Fancylad is reverse racist.

    There is nothing wrong with this.

    They are offering a minority a scholarship.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    I had a feeling it was white guys.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    lulz.
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    vitaminjunky Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    Honestly doing uni applications and scholarship applications as a white female, I`ve always felt bad for white males because they really have no specific options just for them. I mean, since I`m in business as a girl, there are so many options for me. What, having a vagina means I should have an easier ride through post secondary? It`s really not fair. White males often need financial help, too, you know. I think it`s good they`re being included. And this scholarship can apply to people who are part black, part asian, etc. So it`s really not as shocking as you`re making it seem.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    lol @ 5 x $500.00
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    SethDog Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    Whats wrong with that? They have scholarships where I`m from for Asian, Indian, Maori, Pacific Islanders.. But none strictly for Europeans.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    ...Makes sense.
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    fivezones Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    Boring post...

    Every other group is allowed a special scholarship except white males?

    THAT would be racist! THIS is just the norm.
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    MonoBrow Male 18-29
    543 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    sooo?
    There were so many bursaries and scholarships to people with non-white skin (at least there was when I was in highschool) - This doesn`t seem like a bid deal
  16. Profile photo of psychosax
    psychosax Male 18-29
    121 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    @auburnjunky uhh, white males aren`t really a minority. But I do kind of agree with this scholarship. If you`re an average, white male you are basically screwed for scholarships unless you have connections.
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    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    Whats wrong with that? They have scholarships where I`m from for Asian, Indian, Maori, Pacific Islanders.. But none strictly for Europeans.
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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
    723 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    Isn`t it racist to think this is racist? I`m so confused.
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    kingpong Male 18-29
    639 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    Actually a good idea. A lot of white males (myself included) can`t afford to go to the college of their choice because of the cost. Financial aid and school scholarships aren`t enough and many scholarships keep you in state, there really aren`t that many options available for white males. The school I would have gone to would have cost me 40k a year compared the one I`m at now which is about 1/2 that, running me around 5k because of in-state tuition, financial aid, and state scholarships. Had there been more scholarships available I would have been at the better school.
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    Schr0dinger Male 50-59
    359 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    "Fancylad is reverse racist."

    auburnjunky, there is no such thing as "reverse" racism. Racism is racism.

    Either you are a racist or you are not
  21. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Oh boo-flipping-hoo. What is up with white guys always trying to play the victim in race relations now a days.Listen up whitey, you don`t have it as hard as you think you do. In fact you guys have it pretty god dam good. if you can`t see that well then you`re just a spoiled brat. This generation of white men are the laziest, most self-entitled, and self-centered and arrogant group of people in the U.S. Every single minority in the US had to go through difficult times, discrimination, and general crap (at the hands of white men by the way) to get equal footing here. And when we get to a point where it looks like discrimination in the US might be on a decline here comes whitey playing the victim. Claiming he deserves more than he already has. Whining like he`s a true victim of today`s society because he has to work harder than his self-entitled ass is used to. Get the eff over yourselves and work for your education.
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    kingpong Male 18-29
    639 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    @el chinche, not every white person comes from a well off family. I would not be in any college without scholarships, despite the fact that I was an A student and made 4`s and 5`s on all my AP exams 33 on ACT and 2040 on SAT.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Reverse racism is racism against your own race.

    If that`s even possible.
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    kingpong Male 18-29
    639 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    @el chinche, and I worked my ass of to get that.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    Finally, some help for the oppressed white man. Everybody is so worried about every other god damned race that they forgot about us.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    Poor underpriviledged white boys need $500.00 for books. LOSERS!
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    I wish they had this when I graduated...
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    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    881 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    Why does everybody always assume they have it harder than everyone else? All I ever hear is a bunch of whining about how every other race/gender has it easier than they do.

    Life isn`t fair, quit bitching and get working.

    Rather than giving scholarships to white males, they should just remove the racial and gender ties to other scholarships, make everything about merit.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    I would normally say this is fine, but if you`re low-income and you have great grades you can easily get a scholarship regardless of ethnicity. Only RICH white guys have a hard time getting scholarships. I mean the chances that you don`t qualify in any way for a scholarship means you probably don`t need one.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    El Chinche, you must be proud. You sure did tell `The Man`! As if there aren`t white people that don`t have a plethora of money, smug little a-hole aren`t ya?
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    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    @ieatbunnies - You speak the truth and WIN! It should be about merit and financial hardship ect ect no matter what race you are..
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm
    @ieatbunnies:

    Then all the minorities would bitch by saying it`s slanted to give white males the advantage, even if we don`t.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    "Only RICH white guys have a hard time getting scholarships."

    The only one I qualified for was a grant for children of single parents, because my mom and dad were divorced.

    Oh and she only made about 42k a year. Too much money for any more assistance. Needless to say I couldn`t afford to finish.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    If you`re white and get good grades you`ll get a scholarship and a good job.

    If you`re white and get bad grades you might not get a scholarship but you`ll still get a good job.

    Benefits come with the color. If you deny it you`re a liar.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    @El_Chinche

    Now you know how it feels to have to listen to what we listen to all the time. Just because you`re white and a male does not mean you`re guaranteed an easy ride.

    Besides that would I be able to apply for a late scholarship. I still could use some money from student loans.
  36. Profile photo of handimanner
    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    Well, educated white guys in Texas ARE a minority
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    @kingpong

    I know that, I`m not stupid. But very few white people have it as hard as poor minorities, whom the majority of college scholarships are aimed at. You can`t deny that. Poor white people still have a better chance to succeed in the US than poor minorities.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    @Madest:

    That is absolute bullpoo, and I am not trolling you this time.
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    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    387 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:35 pm
    I see nothing wrong with this... As a Latina with scholarship money leaking out of my butt, I do understand why they would want to make this scholarship. Not everyone is able to pay for college, and it is unjust to separate out groups. True, I am taking advantage of the scholarships I am able to get, but they should have scholarships for everyone. Im not automatically special or anything.
    So props to the people who came up with that.
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    @McGovern1981

    Except you guys didn`t go through 400 years of slavery, discrimination, or had to fight for suffrage or your basic civil rights here in US. When minorities whine at least you can see where they`re coming from. When you guys whine you`re just blowing hot air.
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    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    387 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    @madest

    Tell that to the white people living in the trailer park near my house who work at McDonald`s.
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    green_btrfly Female 18-29
    751 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    well, there are better ways to get the point across, but good for them for publicly recognizing this as an issue, be it positive or negative.
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    AznFriday Male 18-29
    36 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    I agree with this scholarship. I`m part Japanese, so I can qualify for a scholarship or two, but at the same time, I`m told I`m too "rich" for federal help. I can`t get a student loan because my parents make too much money (yeah, just outside of the limit) but I need the money for college. If I say I`m Caucasian, then I`m done. I might as well kiss my college dreams goodbye. If there is any hope for a bit more race equality for the middle-class, average, American Caucasian, we should either do something like this or do away with gender or race based help entirely. >:-(

    There, rant done. Just let me get my flame proof suit first.... and.... ready!
  44. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    Black people in our society have it tough because white people refuse to see the racism blacks experience and then claim they`re the ones who are under-priviledged.
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    kingpong Male 18-29
    639 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    @Sarah, you have no idea what you are talking about. The foundations aren`t really good at working out how much money a family has, only income. For example, my parents run their own business and my mom had breast cancer, which put me in an odd situation. My family made ~50k but a lot went out due to the business costs and medical bills. Not to mention the income lost due to my mom`s inability to work at full capacity for the few years after her diagnosis, in short, we did not make anywhere near 50k a year. Did I get financial aid for my grades? Yes. Did I get aid for income? Hardly any. Did I get enough to allow me to go to the schools I was qualified to go to? Not even close.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    Except you guys didn`t go through 400 years of slavery, discrimination, or had to fight for suffrage or your basic civil rights here in US. When minorities whine at least you can see where they`re coming from. When you guys whine you`re just blowing hot air.

    Neither you or I existed for those events and racism is a two way street. I suppose you expect me to pay you for the events my ancestors had a say in not me.
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    AznFriday Male 18-29
    36 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    @kingpong

    I agree with you. There`s disease in my family, so while our income is too high for scholarships, our realized income is much lower. People like El Chinche just seem to have no idea what`s going on-- I just wonder whether or not they even look before slamming us for "complaining"
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    @el chinche:

    "Except you guys didn`t go through 400 years of slavery, discrimination, or had to fight for suffrage or your basic civil rights here in US."

    I`m Irish. Don`t make such sweeping generalizations about white people. The thing is, I don`t care! I didn`t get discriminated against. I wasn`t a slave to the English for several hundred years. I didn`t have to scrape by when I came to America because IRISH NEED NOT APPLY.

    Blacks aren`t the only ones who have had it hard. The difference is, they are the only ones who continue to complain about it.

    Aren`t Italians the only creed that has never been slaves to another creed? Maybe Greeks too. Not really sure.
  49. Profile photo of Ghostofme16
    Ghostofme16 Female 18-29
    387 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Oh my gooood why are people still whining about slavery? It happened on almost EVERY country, to MANY races, even Caucasian!
    Im pretty sure we should be over this already...
    My great grandparents were slaves, you don`t see me crying and screaming...
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    kingpong Male 18-29
    639 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    @el, still in half-disagreement with you. Poor white kids with good grades are less likely to be able to go to college than poor minorities with good grades. I grew up in a middle class community and even there people didn`t get to go to school unless someone else was paying for it. White B students typically went to tech schools while minority B students were able to get enough aid to go to state universities. Holding income constant, the minority student definitely has a better chance to get a better education. That said the average income of a typical white family is larger than the average minority income, but still school opportunities should be based on merit and not factors out of your control.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    Life isn`t fair, quit bitching and get working.

    Rather than giving scholarships to white males, they should just remove the racial and gender ties to other scholarships, make everything about merit.
    Exactly.
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
    4230 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    This is not racist...stop bitching
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    soulsender76 Male 30-39
    182 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    Nothing new here.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm
    @El_Chinche- Follow this man`s instructions please.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    i saw this on cnn, and im okay with this. until all race and gender are taken out of the equation for scholarships, everyone should get a fair shake.
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    Wraithix Male 30-39
    178 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    Ever hear of the United Negro College Fund?

    Ok so when is the White Entertainment Channel coming out?

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    Atlas325 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    Okay first. Black people, slavery was wrong but get the drat over it. We did tons worse (small pox blankets) to Native Americans and are they bitching? Stop hiding behind racism and earn your merit.
    Secondly race shouldn`t be an issue here period, give those with highest merit the highest awardd.

    End of story.
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    champbronc3 Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    It`s about time. Everyone deserves scholarship opportunities. It`ll be even better when the time comes that scholarships aren`t even based on trivial issues such as color. No minorities deserve extra scholarships.
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    I`m okay with this :]
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    El_Chinche-"Except you guys didn`t go through 400 years of slavery, discrimination, or had to fight for suffrage or your basic civil rights."

    I`m part Native-American, get the hell out of my country.

    I`ve got Anglo-Saxon in my past. They were enslaved for well over 600 years.

    The Truth is that every civilization has a history involving slavery, discrimination, suffreage, etc. The United States was not unique in that aspect. Nor is it even the most recent.

    The further truth is that neither you, nor I, were slaves. And everyone has been descriminated against in some form. Because of color, because of sexual orientation, religion, height, weights, hair-color, physical handicap, or just because someone would think it would be funny to make fun of you.

    Get over it. Life is not/never has been/never will be either Fair, Cheap or Easy.

    And yes, you have the right to be offended. So f#cking what?
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    ABsolutely great. I am all for it. If black people are allowed to have all their own crap, white people can too.

    Black people = It`s only racist if it doesn`t include black people. It`s not racist if it ONLY includes black people because we are entitled. (please go kill yourselves... yup I said it.)
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    toastertown6 Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    Blacks were (and still are) enslaving each other long before whitey came around, where do you think we even got the idea? Other blacks told us we could use them as free labor. If you`re gonna be mad at whites for slavery, it`s only fair you`re mad at blacks as well, otherwise that`s just racist.
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    kw112 Female 13-17
    243 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm
    Finally. I mean im a woman so this scholarship wouldnt apply to me but finally. Trying to find scholarships is extremely frustrating when your a white brown eyed right handed person. The majority of sholarships out there are for minorities which hey thats great for the minorities but seriously? Just because im not a minority doesnt mean i can afford to pay for college. There are rich minorities too why do they get more scholarship opprotunities than i do if i have no where near as much $ as them? They need to make scholarships based on household income. Not being racist is the new racist in a messed up way.
  64. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    How many black people do you guys know that were actually slaves?
    None? Well hot damn.
  65. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    "Not being racist is the new racist in a messed up way."

    This is a profound statement, and I applaud it.
  66. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    I thought this before too.

    When I was in college they had hundreds of scholarships available each year. About 10 of them were given out based on your grades/acheivments, the rest were given out based on your race/religion/sex. Needless to say I didn`t qualify for about 90% of them.
  67. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    Ok so when is the White Entertainment Channel coming out?

    There are four White Entertainment Channels: ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    WHITE POWERRRRR
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    elgrappa Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    i agree men. i was looking at student organizations yesterday, and i found so many black people movements that i thought, where are the white student organizations!?! its racism yo
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    beckpratt Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    I am so glad they did this. My husband couldn`t get a scholarship to save his life because he was a middle class white male. His parents wouldn`t give him the money to go to school, so he wound up joining the military. The middle class white male has the hardest time finding financial aid for anything. Thank God!
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    One of the jobs of an Admin here is to delete racist comments, and ban the user is the comment is overly offensive. But if you post links like this, Fancy, then drattit - I`m off for a 24 hour coffee break.
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    Kougaiji Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    I think it`s stupid to have one for whites. But I also think it`s stupid to have one for blacks, mexicans, etc., any SPECIFIC race. It`s just enforcing inequality and racism. There should be need-based, achievement-based, and such types of scholarships; but none that discriminate on gender or race.
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    Skythe Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    poo, i was born and raised in Corpus Christi Texas, Hispanics make up about 75% of the population there. Being white really does make you the minority.
    At any rate, is giving someone a scholarship really a bad thing? Someone deserving gets help getting an education. Does it really matter what race/religion/gender they are?
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    whatever, im half white anyways
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    Aeladil Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    I don`t have an issue with this at all. If it`s ok to give scholarships to African-Americans, Hispanics, immigrants, and women, why not white men?

    When people continue trying to put a racist spin on things like this (especially when it involves someone white), they keep giving power to the racist ideas.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    I`m okay wiht this. surprise surprise

    But I would rather, all scholarships dropped the race issue and gave help based on economic need. Not on color.
  77. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    "Except you guys didn`t go through 400 years of slavery, discrimination, or had to fight for suffrage or your basic civil rights here in US. When minorities whine at least you can see where they`re coming from."

    No, my people {gays} were just killed out right for a long time. When it was more tolerant they weren`t killed, just thrown in jail. "MY" people were flat outlawed. Even now we don`t have the right to marry and cannot adopt children in most states.

    So I, a white guy, do have some insight into the "plight" of the downtrodden.
    And I say GET OVER IT AND STOP WHINING.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    While looking for scholarships I did notice a number of them I was not considered for because I am white, and a man. But meh, people will do what they will. Racism only exists if we make it exist. I say don`t offer any scholarships to anyone based on what race/gender they are in.
  79. Profile photo of Ska_Machine
    Ska_Machine Male 13-17
    153 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    Well, there is such a thing as "reverse racism" if you bring up all the minority scholarships. I have no problem with this.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    @gerry:

    Gays are not your "people."

    Homosexuality is not a race.
  81. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    I dont think its that big of a deal, maybe it could involve women too though.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 5:18 pm
    perfectly fine. until we can get over putting people into little boxes, we should give every little box the same chances right? until we are all in one big box it will be this way...
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    @auburnjunky... gay people are discriminated against, as a group, so they are Gerry`s PEOPLE homosexuality is not a choice, being an a$$hole IS. so quit.
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    snorlax13 Female 18-29
    131 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    This is actually rather helpful, I know a few people at Texas State that could actually use that.

    Also, my boyfriend doesn`t get crap in financial aid because he is basically the most average person ever, a white middle class male. He has to take out everything in loans pretty much, so yeah. Too bad he doesn`t go to Texas State, only not really.

    College is expensive. mmeeehhh
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    iplaymusic Male 18-29
    292 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    It`s about time!
  86. Profile photo of Negativitron
    Negativitron Male 18-29
    66 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    3.0 GPA scholarship? Reach for the stars, white guys!

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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    when white men are no longer in TOTAL power in the US in just about every way I will agree with this scholarship. till then STFU with emphasis on STFU.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm
    "Neither you or I existed for those events and racism is a two way street. I suppose you expect me to pay you for the events my ancestors had a say in not me."

    The idea of providing a "leg up" for minorities isn`t to punish white people for the crimes of their ancestors, it`s to recognize that history is a continuum, and the events of the past are responsible for the conditions of poverty experienced by minorities in the present.

    That being said, I see absolutely nothing wrong with this scholarship. If people want to give their money to white men to help them go to college, then let them.
  89. Profile photo of skeith14
    skeith14 Male 13-17
    32 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 5:53 pm
    Hey, they also have scholarships for African-Americans and other races too
  90. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    I don`t quite know what to think... I did a lot of flip flopping on this one.

    At first I was like `racist obviously... "white males"? come on...`

    Then I thought... wait... how exactly is this different from a scholarship awarded to minorities? Not much... ok, it`s not racist, after all "white males" are yet another minority...

    But I wasn`t done yet... almost any personal attribute manifests as a minority. So where does that put all scholarships that are aimed specifically at minorities? Either they`re all ok or they`re all wrong.

    Can a scholarship be racist? No. It`s inanimate. Can the person who created it be racist? Yes. If you create a scholarship for white men, or blacks or asians or whatever you are donating money to support the education and thus propagation of said `race` as opposed to everyone else. Racist, obviously.
  91. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    I went to high school in Texas, graduated 30th in my class of 660, applied to numerous scholarships and got zero. There are very few options for white males, I`ll list them:

    -Have rich parents to pay your tuition
    -Be middle class or lower and just get approved for loans and pay them for the next 15 years
    -Be amazing at a sport to get a scholoarship that way
  92. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    ... I think my position is too idealist. It assumes there is no segregation to begin with. If a race is unfairly disadvantaged to begin with, then that changes things, however it also indicates that there is something very wrong with the society it`s part of.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 6:15 pm
    I say don`t offer any scholarships to anyone based on what race/gender they are in.
    Yay! Somebody gets it!
    I would rather, all scholarships dropped the race issue and gave help based on economic need.
    So does Gerry!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    ... just one more thing guys... you should extend that to gender, sexual orientation, family, nationality... any sort of unchangeable attribute.

    Religion is fine since you can just flip flop and cheat the scholarship.
  95. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    5877 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    jamie76-"when white men are no longer in TOTAL power in the US in just about every way"

    Checked out who is President lately?
  96. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    @ auburnjunky

    Gays are not your "people." then why are they called "gay people" ? Of course they`re "my people" as I am a person within that group of people.

    Homosexuality is not a race. No, but it is a specific group of people with a unique history and specific cultural heratige.
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    I applied for a scholarship for tall people from Tall Clubs International. They even had me write an essay on "What being tall means to you". Lol. I didn`t get it though.
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
    266 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    How is having a scholarship for white males any worse than having a scholarship for black people, white women, black women, asians, etc? I am a white male and i don`t think me having a scholarship is discriminatory in any way, specially since they give out scholarships to people just because they are black or females.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    Meh. I bet you`re still too lazy to fill out the app and write the essay.
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    GurnBlanston Male 40-49
    247 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm
    I`m a stoner, MY people still are outlawed, and still being thrown in jail :-(
  101. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    5877 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 7:49 pm
    Gerry1of1-"No, but it is a specific group of people with a unique history and specific cultural heratige."

    Sorry, but there is nothing unique about the history or cultural heratige of gays.

    There have been homosexuals since the dawn of time, all throughout history and in all cultures. That is the exact opposite of `unique`.

    Homosexuality is not more `unique` than the wide variety of people who enjoy watching Soccer (actually, a lot less).
  102. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm
    Huh, maybe I should invite these guys to the next straight pride parade. It kicks off outside the mens shelter right after the abled olympics.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    My guess was gay suicide bombers. Oh well.
  104. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm
    MeGrendel - "Sorry, but there is nothing unique about the history or cultural heratige of gays."
    Just because they don`t teach it in public schools does not me we don`t or have never had any history or culture.

    Ask a gay man from the 70s/80s what the significance of Aramis is.
    On a cruise ship page "Friends of Dorothy" to the lounge and see who you turns up.
    Look up the Stonewall Riots and find out the significance Judy Garland played in the riot.

    But I understand your position. They didn`t teach me Black History back then, but I know that doesn`t mean it doesn`t exist.
  105. Profile photo of yudontn0me
    yudontn0me Male 18-29
    845 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 8:47 pm
    my guess was white supremacists cus it said Texas. i am so overwhelmed with mixed emotions. im pretty sure that 42% is not a minority tho. unless another race has 43% but im too lazy to google that.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 8:55 pm
    haha alright!
  107. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 9:04 pm
    If you`re too lazy to follow the link- it`s `white men.`
  108. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    I wasn`t being an ass hole Sam. Gerry knows that. I know homosexuality is not really a choice. I mean, you COULD choose to not be homosexual. I`m straight, but I could CHOOSE to be homosexual. That aside, I also agree that some people are genetically predisposed to be homosexual.

    Anyway, Gerry knows I was not trying to be an ass. I just didn`t agree with his comment.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    Now there`s a set of Texans with some balls left.
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    PiperBL94800 Female 18-29
    2 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    White men working blue collar jobs were hit really hard by the recession. Maybe its not a bad idea to encourage education. But I agree with several others, race/religion shouldn`t play a role when it comes to deserving an education. But we don`t live in a perfect world.....
  111. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm
    Wow yudontn0me -

    "my guess was white supremacists cus it said Texas. i am so overwhelmed with mixed emotions."

    Mixed emotions that your completely blanket geographical generalization should go unnoticed due to your own intractable melanin predisposition, or that said generalization would completely violate the very fabric of multicultural decor, if uttered from a less melanin-saturated oral cavity?
  112. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    @ Sam - auburnjunky is no more stupid or idiotic than I am ... um... wait, that came out wrong.

    you know what I mean.
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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
    635 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    If you`re angry because this scholarship doesn`t apply to you then there are probably 30 different scholarships that DO.
  114. Profile photo of Trypno
    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 10:51 pm
    $500 SCHOLARSHIP?! Woah buddy better clear the way, looks like I`m gonna be gettin my PHD.
  115. Profile photo of LuckyDave
    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    I actually don`t see anything wrong with this one. After all the scholarships for African Americans, Hispanics, women, are white men just supposed to be smurf out`ta luck? I think this is the coolest thing to come out of Texas since Rooster Teeth.
  116. Profile photo of JHSpring26
    JHSpring26 Male 18-29
    492 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 11:27 pm
    Good for them, there are no scholarships out there for middle class white guys who get decent grades.
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    5ofclubs Male 18-29
    90 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 11:36 pm
    White guys?


    OH! totally called it
  118. Profile photo of crudson
    crudson Male 18-29
    589 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 11:49 pm
    bout d@mn time
  119. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
    1507 posts
    March 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm
    There is only one rational decision that can be based on skin color: what level of SPF do I need in a sunscreen?

    Anything else is bullpoo. If nothing else, I hope this scholarship wakes up the sleepers to the realization that racism isn`t restricted to any color. All preferential treatment based on skin color needs to be retired.
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    missaquafina Female 18-29
    208 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 12:52 am
    Fantastic idea. Just because you are white does not mean that you have parents that can afford to send you to college. There are tons of white men that come from poverty, and it is unfair to assume just because your white, then you can afford to go to school. But really, I think that they should get rid of this whole let’s give scholarships based on race/religion/ gender etc thing altogether, scholarships should go to whoever is the best candidate, not to someone just because they are black, Jewish, gay or whatever.
  121. Profile photo of CVizzle
    CVizzle Male 18-29
    74 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 12:55 am
    I will admit I was pleasantly surprised by this article. For once I agree with Texas.
  122. Profile photo of Naltoc
    Naltoc Male 18-29
    48 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 2:12 am
    I gotta go with the mainstream here, it`s pretty nice. When I was on exchange in the US years back, I was looking at scholarships with a couple really gifted friends- we quickly realized that, just by being a foreign exchange student, but also white male, I had almost double the amount of possible scholarships they did. And that, in turn, was less than half of what my host-sister could apply for. Talk about discrimination :/
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7425 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 2:21 am
    skythe, im with you, im from mexican town in south west detroit.

    everyone else, how did this become a homosexual discussion?
  124. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 3:32 am
    I just love how Viagra ad on the left says DEAL WITH IT.
  125. Profile photo of SlimPickins
    SlimPickins Male 18-29
    120 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 5:12 am
    good for them. i have a friend of mine who goes to DU for criminal justice, and the only reason he was able to afford that college without having to go into the military first was he qualified for a minority scholarship that was granted to native Americans. he qualified for the scholarship because his grandfather was half cherokee. and yes there are cherokee bloodlines out in the mid-west, trails of tears caused that. regardless, he had to back stuff up and fabricated interest and involvement, but ended up getting the scholarship.
    discrimination against any color for any reason is still discrimination. so how come that is ok for minorities to do, even though whites are only the majority by a very small amount.
  126. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3283 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 5:25 am
    good for them. poor knows no color.
    the Census is racists
  127. Profile photo of jamilworm
    jamilworm Male 18-29
    54 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 8:45 am
    As far as scholarships go (which are supposed to help people AFFORD college), they should all definitely be based on financial hardship. I think everyone can agree to that. So there should be equal opportunities for white people to afford college as any other people. In that sense this is fine because it is intended to make up for the imbalance already existing.

    I think the trickier discussion is about college admissions, if minorities should be given preference or affirmative action. This is where blacks (any other minorities too) have a decent argument. Nothing to do with slavery, but with segregation. Back in the day black people were not allowed to get a good education. Because of this, even after segregation ended black parents couldn`t help their kids do well in school so they would not get a good education, and the chain continued.

    One can argue that it is harder for a black child to do well in school, and that is why they should have special treatment in admi
  128. Profile photo of jamilworm
    jamilworm Male 18-29
    54 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 8:47 am
    *admission
  129. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 9:36 am
    i thought scholarships were given to people who couldnt afford college, when did this start to be a racial issue?
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    soulsender76 Male 30-39
    182 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

    CoyoteKing
    Male, 18-29, Southern US
    761 Posts Tuesday, March 01, 2011 6:07:57 PM
    I went to high school in Texas, graduated 30th in my class of 660, applied to numerous scholarships and got zero. There are very few options for white males, I`ll list them:

    -Have rich parents to pay your tuition
    -Be middle class or lower and just get approved for loans and pay them for the next 15 years
    -Be amazing at a sport to get a scholoarship that way



    You missed Military Service!
  131. Profile photo of zombieland
    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 10:04 am
    Iv been saying this for years. its becoming okay to give the white man the sh*t end of the stick. Especially were i live on Vancouver island, BC, Canada. The Native`s don`t even have to pay taxes, even tho they drive on the same public roads and attend the same public schools. Its not reverse racism, Its just plain racist!
  132. Profile photo of W2
    W2 Male 13-17
    244 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 11:01 am
    I was guessing fish...
  133. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    613 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 11:34 am
    "Go ahead and guess, I-A-B... Farmers? Black women? Exchange students? Muslims? Hermaphrodites? Oh no, not even close..."

    Why would you suggest those groups? With the exception of hermaphrodites, all of them are able to get scholarships specifically for their group. Even if it is based on need or abilities, black scholarships or women`s scholarships are cutting out much of the competition. But somehow it`s racist for the one group who can`t compete for any special scholarships to have one?
  134. Profile photo of jamilworm
    jamilworm Male 18-29
    54 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 11:43 am
    "But somehow it`s racist for the one group who can`t compete for any special scholarships to have one?"

    It seems to me that nobody is actually saying this is racist. People are getting all defensive and insulting black people just assuming that all black people oppose this scholarship. Well I`m half black and I think its fine. Its not racist.

    The article only said that they expect to get harsh opposition, it didn`t say that they actually have.
  135. Profile photo of LastJuggalo
    LastJuggalo Female 18-29
    212 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    Anything that makes us all the same un-special species is fine by me.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    wow, i thought it would be potatoes i was wrong
  137. Profile photo of turtlemurtle
    turtlemurtle Female 13-17
    71 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm
    finally! a scholarship for only white people! i bet pple are gonna say this is racist and yet they have tons of scholarships for only black people and Hispanics
  138. Profile photo of Shillier
    Shillier Male 18-29
    260 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 8:08 pm
    "My feeling is that if you can say you`re 25 percent Caucasian, you`re Caucasian enough for us."
  139. Profile photo of AngryYouth
    AngryYouth Male 18-29
    734 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    I`ve been wishing I was black for the scholarship opportunities. It`s pretty ridiculous the way a black students who performs worse academically than a white student is rewarded just for the color of their skin. Anyone who disagrees with my statement is simply ignorant of the facts.
  140. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    March 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    I`m white


    don`t let the photo fool you, I only had the negative.
    <.<
    >.>
  141. Profile photo of BadFiend
    BadFiend Male 18-29
    42 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 1:24 am
    Now when do we get a white only university. Hey, I`m no racist, but not being racist means letting the majority have the same stuff the minority has too doesn`t it?
  142. Profile photo of Trypno
    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    March 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    I`m still surprised that I`m the only one who`s pointed out the fact that THE SCHOLARSHIP IS ONLY $500! That`ll hardly pay for books, let alone a higher eductation!

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