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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    They're still contradictory, which study do you believe is correct?
    They're not contradictory. One is a study about one city, the other is a study done nationally. If a study said that in NYC whites were more likely to measure 5'6, that would not contradict a federal study about white males measuring on 5'8 nationally. Your lack of reading comprehension is not amusing.
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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Yes, they have less scholarship opportunities.
    I'm generalizing, but on average they also have access to better schools and more likely to benefit from such things as legacy, advanced tracking, and AP courses which are all a plus when applying for college. However it is true that affirmative action today benefits white females more than any other group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'm generalizing, but on average they also have access to better schools and more likely to benefit from such things as legacy, advanced tracking, and AP courses which are all a plus when applying for college. However it is true that affirmative action today benefits white females more than any other group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I can't believe you just said that! I'm speechless.
    Why? it's reality.

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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    No. Because the people who offer scholarships for blacks are attempting to benefit the black community, which has historically suffered institutionalized discrimination and continues to suffer non-institutionalized discrimination. Walk into an inner-city school and compare it to a suburban school, for a prime example of this. Are scholarships specifically for blacks the best way to remedy this? I don't know, perhaps not. But the people awarding them obviously mean well.

    The people who created this scholarship are douchenozzles because they are discriminating based on race in favor of a group of people who certainly don't need any extra help. And they aren't doing it out of altruism, they're doing it to make a political statement. An extremely douchey political statement. A political statement that is basically "The white man sure has it rough in this country." And anyone who honestly believes that is a Grade-A douchenozzle.
    There are white people who need help more than many Blacks do. There ARE traditionally underprivileged White ethnic groups. Private money, they have the right to create their own scholarships just as anyone else does.

    Other than that, your hypocrisy is duly noted...
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yes!
    Didn't know that... not that I really care...
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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Private money, they have the right to create their own scholarships just as anyone else does.
    agree completely with this. I still would prefer it was merit based (in an ideal situation), either that or I wish that there was more private money investing in scholarships for white males when I was looking for them .
    I am kind of split on this issue, I feel strongly that merit based would be the ideal way to go; however this contradicts with the liberty that should be due to privately funded scholarships to be able to say "it is our money, so this is what I determine it goes for" even if it was for transvestite midgets native to Tonga with 6 fingers.
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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    agree completely with this. I still would prefer it was merit based however, either that or I wish that there was more private money investing in scholarships for white males when I was looking for them. I am kind of split on this issue, I feel strongly that merit based would be the ideal way to go; however this contradicts with the liberty that should be due to privately funded scholarships to be able to say "it is our money, so this is what I determine it goes for" even if it was for transvestite midgets native to Tonga with 6 fingers.
    It can be both. I received two scholarships. One was a full-ride athletic scholarship. The other was from a local Franco-American society. It was given to five Franco-American high school graduates in my home town every year who displayed outstanding academic leadership. Franco-Americans in my hometown were generally economically disadvantaged compared to other groups in my home town and this was an effort to give some assistance to QUALIFIED students of our ethnicity...
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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    It can be both. I received two scholarships. One was a full-ride athletic scholarship. The other was from a local Franco-American society. It was given to five Franco-American high school graduates in my home town every year who displayed outstanding academic leadership. Franco-Americans in my hometown were generally economically disadvantaged compared to other groups in my home town and this was an effort to give some assistance to QUALIFIED students of our ethnicity...
    I was able to get a few academic scholarships, but as an adoptee who had no way of showing I was of any descent other than a generic "whiteness" that was the extent of it.

    edit: I was half tempted to try to find my birth family when I was scholarship hunting, just to see if I could find a few drops of native American blood from a great grandmother or something
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    Re: Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    I was able to get a few academic scholarships, but as an adoptee who had no way of showing I was of any descent other than a generic "whiteness" that was the extent of it.

    edit: I was half tempted to try to find my birth family when I was scholarship hunting, just to see if I could find a few drops of native American blood from a great grandmother or something
    I have Canadian First Nations blood, but I felt it disingenuous to apply for those. I consider myself Franco-American, so I had no qualms about accepting that scholarship (no application was necessary)...
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