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    White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    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.

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

    I don't like race/ethnicity/minority status based scholarships.

    I can get a scholarship because I'm left handed. How silly.
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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    I got a scholarship because I am Catholic. Mind you I am not practicing and have 0 faith at all, but they still gave it to me knowing that because I am still a Catholic in their eyes.
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    Re: White student returns scholarship money meant for black students only

    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 returned the $1000 scholarship award designated for a black student, he will garner much more as a result.
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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.
    The scholarship wasn't a "blacks only" scholarship
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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.
    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.

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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.
    White only scholarships are allowed. What makes you think they're not?
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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
    ~snip~ The $1,000 scholarship, one of two awarded annually by the seniors club, is meant for African-American students.

    ~snip~ Warren applied online and apparently never saw a separate letter sent to school counselors specifying that it was for black students.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    ~snip~ The $1,000 scholarship, one of two awarded annually by the seniors club, is meant for African-American students.

    ~snip~ Warren applied online and apparently never saw a separate letter sent to school counselors specifying that it was for black students.
    "meant for" <> blacks only
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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?
    Show me one that isn't sponsored by StormFront and I'll tell you that they are wrong, too.

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