BOSTON, Nov. 22, 2006 —(ABC)- Joe Mroszczyk, president of the College Republicans at Boston University, admits he set out to stir up a hornet’s nest when he came up with the idea of offering a whites-only scholarship at the school. But he got a little more buzz than he bargained for. “To tell you the truth, we didn’t see this coming,” Mroszczyk said. “The Drudge Report picked it up yesterday, and today I just finished a round of national interviews. It’s kind of overwhelming.” All the media attention is focused on a $250 Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship offered by Mroszczyk and the BU chapter of the College Republicans. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher; they must write two essays; and, here’s the kicker, they must be at least one-quarter Caucasian. The application itself offers an explanation: “We believe that racial preferences in all their forms are perhaps the worst form of bigotry confronting America today.” According to Mroszczyk, his group is offering the scholarship to point out “how ridiculous it is to have any sort of racially based scholarship.” At BU, for example, students who are at least one-quarter Hispanic can apply for a National Hispanic Recognition Scholarship. “There are plenty of poor, white, academically gifted students who need that money just as much,” Mroszczyk said.

True. We need not look any further than the reaction to this scholarship fund, to understand that the equality was never the primary goal of such scholarships centered around minorities.


Nor is this point being made by this scholarship offering a new one.

I pointed out on this blog several years ago, that there are far more whites than blacks on welfare. yet when welfare reform was on the table, back then, it was perceived as an attack, not on the whites who were by far the largest recipients of welfare funding, but on blacks. I judge this to be simply more of the same.

Appendum (DavidL)

The article attributes this to David Coreas:

“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.”

I find Coreas reasoning, such as it is, interesting.  Because the average white earns more that the average Hispanic, all Hispanics deserve aid but no whites do.   Talk about stereotyping.  That is a rich Hispanic is more deserving than a poor white.   Well that is affirmative action logic, but I don’t buy it.

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