What’s wrong with this story? Does it seem racist? Does it seem biased? Does it seem prejudiced? Well, when I was a writer who enjoyed political topics, I used to get this reader who was quite adamant about fairness and equality in America towards whites. His argument was, blacks have BET AND OBAMA. He also mentioned that blacks had UNICEF and other organizations that would pave the way for the low income black kid to attend college. He was highly upset. Perhaps it’s the same commenter. Regardless, it’s the same attitude and it’s becoming quite catchy.
He is right though in his summations, right? Why wouldn’t anyone feel like it was a positive thing to encourage others to attend college? What’s wrong with this man who says, “Whites Only”? Well he doesn’t necessarily say, “Whites Only”, but everyone knows that the NAACP stands for, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It says it right there in the title, so can that be taken as “prejudiced”? Of course, so what’s the big deal? What will people feel when they read this statement from the “Founder” of this organization, if you will? Blacks may feel that he is ostricizing others by being so bold in his statements. Women of all races will say, How dare he discriminate against us? All other races will say, who cares? That seems to be the norm in this country. Everyone moves here, and then they get their own. Latinos opened a bank called Banco Popular, grocery stores called Sedanos. In downtown Orlando there are centers that help provide assistance for Haitians, formed and organized by Haitians, who migrate here. There are Jewish community centers and the like. That’s the normal here in America. It’s been called a Melting Pot. I could go all day with the breakdown of how many white television shows vs how many black television shows. I could go on all day with why blacks have BET, but really, what would that matter?
It wouldn’t change a thing in his mind. He feels that he is doing something vital, we should give him his moment.
A new Texas non-profit plans to extend scholarship support to those they say are undersupported in higher education: white men.
The group, called the Former Majority Association for Equality, was formed by Texas State University student Colby Bohannan and others and hopes to provide four $500 scholarships to white men by July (donations are being accepted via the group’s website).
The group’s mission statement says that it wants to “provide monetary aid to those that have found the scholarship application process difficult because they do not fit into certain categories or any ethnic group.”
Bohannan told Reuters that the group’s goal “is actually just to help students.”
“We are not trying to jump on any political agenda or bandwagon,” he said.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, Bohannan is in fact in the minority in Texas, where non-Hispanic whites compose less than half the populace.
Bohannan told the Statesman that he felt “excluded” when applying for college scholarships, many of which target minorities.
“If everyone else can find scholarships, why are we left out?” he said.
As of press time, the group has received $581 in donations