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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    "meant for" <> blacks only
    Um -- yes?

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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    White only scholarships are allowed. What makes you think they're not?
    you are actually correct

    there are scholarships for Italians
    Irish, Russians, Latvians, and Greeks for examples.

    while I suppose there are black Greeks though

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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Show me one that isn't sponsored by StormFront and I'll tell you that they are wrong, too.
    I'm pretty sure that you'd find StormFronts white only scholarships to be wrong also, but they'd be legal.
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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    I didn't say it wasn't legal, Sangha - I said it wasn't right.

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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I didn't say it wasn't legal, Sangha - I said it wasn't right.
    true enough and that is a valid point

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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    It is a private scholarship using private money, they can set any criteria they want. There is nothing inappropriate about that. There are myriad private scholarships of this type. The winner return the $1000 scholarship award designated for a black student, he will garner much more as a result.
    Oh really? So if I have a private business I can have special white prices? I can start a white college fund?
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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    White student lauded after returning college scholarship meant for blacks - U.S. News

    Um - huh? I'm confused - why is a "blacks only" scholarship even allowed? Especially a scholarship given in the name of Martin Luther King, Jr? Someone who marched and died for equality. This just doesn't seem right.

    What happened to merit-based scholarships?

    I don't like scholarships that single out students based on race, sex or anything else. They should be based on merit only, academic or otherwise.
    Seeing how I do not believe in race based scholarships I would have kept that scholarship if I was him.
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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The scholarship wasn't a "blacks only" scholarship
    Quoted from the originally supplied link (reading is for the mental, I mean, fundamental):

    "Brown said the club’s scholarship committee will meet to revise the language on the application to clarify it's for African-American students so there’s no misunderstanding in the future."
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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    He already has, but it doesn't seem right. If it were a whites only scholarship, it wouldn't be allowed. And the scholarship is being used in the name of MLK, and I think that's wrong.
    I know he did I didn't spell check.


    Whether it would be "allowed" is determined by the language of the scholarship itself. The recipient can always refuse the funds as well. The scholarship could be used in the name of Elmer Fudd where only those who have cwazy wabbits for pets qualify as long as it is a private scholarship using private finds they really do call the shots.

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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I didn't say it wasn't legal, Sangha - I said it wasn't right.
    True. I seem to have taken you comment wrong

    However, I don't see anything wrong with it for the same reason I see nothing wrong with collecting funds for the starving children of India
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