Laying it Out in Black and White

The President of the College Republicans at Boston University has stirred up a hornet’s nest because his group is offering a “Whites Only” scholarship. Joe Mroszczyk admits that he did this to stir up controversy but did not anticipate how big it would really be. The idea behind the scholarship was to show how such items, based upon race, are wrong and since every other group in the world gets a scholarship based on race, Mroszczyk decided to include white people. This has not been well received by those groups who already have scholarships based on their race.

“It’s a poor way to talk about affirmative action,” said David Coreas, the 21-year-old senior who is president of the Latino fraternity Phi Iota Alpha at BU. “If they want to have a scholarship, then let them have a scholarship, but they’re stirring up controversy in the wrong way.”

Coreas said he believes that racially based scholarships are necessary to level a very uneven academic playing field.

“We have to look at the situation honestly,” he said. “Caucasians tend to have a higher per capita income than Latinos and other minorities. We have to have scholarships to survive.”

This is, of course, mindless prattle. The fact that this guy says that minorities need help relegates them to less than equal status and shows that minorities are not as good as whites. This is not true but by saying you need help and that whites do not, you are basically saying you are not on equal footing. The claim that whites have a higher per capita income is a red herring. The idea is that scholarships should be based on individual need and not based on a comparison of race as a group. There are plenty of poor white kids who can not get into college but who are smart enough and meet all the other qualifications. They are discriminated against because they are white. The article also points out that there is a scholarship for Latinos:

At BU, for example, students who are at least one-quarter Hispanic can apply for a National Hispanic Recognition Scholarship.

I am willing to bet that this particular scholarship does not check immigration status either. All over this country, colleges are handing out scholarships to people based on the color of their skin, unless they are white. This is discrimination at its ugliest and it shows that in America we tolerate racism, as long as it is directed at white people. I applaud the College Republicans at BU for exposing the ugliness of the institutional racism against white people. I also rebuff David Coreas’ comment that they (the College Republicans) are stirring up controversy the wrong way.

The College Republicans have addressed this peacefully and in a manner that exposes the ugliness of the system. Unlike other groups that resort to protests and illegal acts, like say, ILLEGAL Latinos who protest in American streets because they do not like our immigration laws. Mr. Coreas would do well to ensure his demographic addresses issues with the same professionalism as the College Republicans.

This has generated interest not because of the whites only issue but because it exposes the blatant racism against whites. People do not like to be told that their baby is ugly and this program shows just how ugly the baby really is.

Source:
ABC News

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2 Responses to “Laying it Out in Black and White”

  1. Schatz says:

    I have to join you in applauding this simple yet effective way to show the truth about racism in our country. It is about time someone had the nerve to do this and I could not agree more with what they are saying and with your post.