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Originally posted by DZAG Wright
To firstly address the defense a couple of white males use:
Yes, your simply being white is an advantage in this society. You may not have rich immediate family and you may not be aware of your family owning any slaves, but with your skin color you have an advantage on hispanic and black males.
You can move somewhere else and reinvent yourself and rub elbows with whatever wealthy white people you want by simply shaving and investing in nice threads. This isn't something minorities can do.
You can move to N. Dakota (or some other extremely racist section of the midwest) and decide to live the rugged life without the nearest neighbors looking at you strange and declaring, "You're a long way from home boi aren't ya!" You would be free to give up the city/suburban life and live in the woods and sticks and live like Daniel Boone.
You will not be pulled over and your vehicle searched for drugs by law enforcement for simply driving a nice vehicle...unless you are exhibiting traits of what's considered black culture, ie., loud music, dreads, hat to the back, rims, etc.
You can at any time blend into what is considered the norm of our society by simply shaving and placing a suit on. Minorities can not do this.
Coming from a white family you will have SOME TYPE of connection that can give you a upper hand. I have a white customer who is fresh out of a 7 year prison sentence. He needed food stamps for 1 month before someone his family knew pulled some strings to get him a job at a Mill making $22 per hour! This was astounding to me because I dealt with convicts frequently and especially the minorities, upon release they can't find jobs for at least six months. And when they do it's something paying $9 per hour. This white guy drove up to the office two months later in an Escalade and clean cut!
As a white male in America, you have an advantage on everyone else from jump, even if you come from a poor trailer park. You always have the ability of mingling with the rest of white America and being shown HOW to make money.
With all that I've said, I have no problem with this scholarship. It's terribly ineffective (isn't it only $500) and states someone only need be 25% caucasian! Even if it was as juicy as some of the minority scholarships (allegedly) I wouldn't have a problem.
Originally posted by MaryStillToe
Reply to Vizzle and Black Ops:
Okay, so your direct ancestors were not around 400 years ago when the natives and africans were being killed, enslaved, and discrminated against, right? So why is that even your problem?
Secondly, your families chose to come here because they wanted to benefit from the opportunities that the country had to offer, right? Again due to the racist rich elites, your ancestors could still surpass the colored minorities who were already in this country after only a generation or two because they did not face color based discrimination. You and your familiies intended to become prosperous in a system that was only able to flourish because of past and present wrong doing. Yet you feel, it's out of your control and simply not your problem.
Your families moved into the grand mansion of America with the minority help still confined to a shack out back. Maybe you started in the basement when you first came, but your white ancestors had every opportunity to move up to the nicer floors with hard work simply becaue they were white. The minorities were still confined to the shack out back, due to no fault of their own but instead racist discrimination.
I am not going to pretend that all minorities are hard working today, because some of them are not, but that happened after many generations of abuse by society. Of course some were fortunate, but many were not and the legacy of what was done is still there today. You may find it hard to believe but there is plenty of racism today all over the world. Simply based on skin color.
The racist rich elite knew they could use the white population to turn a blind eye by promising most of them one step up above the minorities on the pyramid scheme. The white people never realized that the pyramid would keep getting taller, but they would never move up any higher but eternally stay one step above poverty. Now all white people direct all of theis misguided anger at the 2 or 3 minorities who the elite let into the top floors. Yeah that is really logical.
Bohannan said the group is raising money — as of Monday , the group had raised $485, according to its website — and that he hopes to award scholarships by July 4. The money can be used to go to any college, not just Texas State, Bohannan said.
Originally posted by Janky Red
Gonna go drive my Bentley to my secret honkey meeting now
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
Issue 1: No tax payer funded educational assistance should be based on race in any way shape or form. You either deserve a scholarship because you have traits (grades, desire, talents) that will reap the benefits of a secondary education which you likely couldn't afford left to your own devices or you don't deserve one at all. Things like race based scholarships are simply tools used to keep groups classified and at each others' throats by leaders on both sides of the argument.
Originally posted by MaryStillToe
reply to post by Vizzle
That was the worst rebuttal I have ever read. You didn't make a single valid point.
Like I said in the beggining. The white families who came over and made themself successful on the backs of minorities and the white poor are living pretty nicely and have managed to pass down the wealth to many generations.
You and your ancestors were very happy with the racist status quo when you thought all white people were being taken to paradise. Now the veil has been removed and you see the elite used your ignorant white guillible ancestors like whores and everyone else. Boo hoo, you thought you were special and should be entitled to things you never worked for.
You spend your time complaining about a few hundred bucks being given to a few minorities with impoverished backgrounds because you didn't study hard enough and some white guy was awarded the Ivy League scholarship money. Federal grants are and have always been based on family income, not race, which proves you have never gone to school. Of course you have been denied entrance into all the best schools in America because they full of minorities.
Keep feeling sorry for yourself. It's the truest sign of a loser.
Keep on worrying and pointing fingers at the mexicans and the blacks while the far east has let themself in the back door and will have you grabbing your ankles in no time. You think you've seen unfair yet?
Very smart. There was a reason your genetic stock didn't make it very far, actually it's quite obvious.edit on 1-3-2011 by MaryStillToe because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jam321
By the title, one could assume this to be racist. However, I encourage everyone to visit all the links to get the complete view of what the Former Majority Association for Equality (FMAE) is trying to achieve. IMO, they are doing the same thing LULAC and the NAACP are doing. The FMAE state that they will not accept money from racist organizations such as the KKK.
Colby Bohannan said that when he first applied to college, his family didn't have a huge stockpile of money set aside to pay for school. He found many scholarships for women and minorities, but none aimed at people like him: white men. "I felt excluded," said Bohannan, a Texas State University student. "If everyone else can find scholarships, why are we left out?"
CNN interview with President of FMAE.
If you wish to fill out the application below, you have to meet the following requirement.
Male- No less than 25% Caucasian
Currently enrolled in College/university or a High School Senior. If enrolled in Higher education must have 3.0 GPA.
Provide full and accurate information on application.
Application for Scholarship
We have a very simple mission: to fill in the gap in the scholarships offered to prospective students. There are scholarships offered for almost any demographic imaginable. In a country that proclaims equality for all, we provide monetary aid to those that have found the scholarship application process difficult because they do not fit into certain categories or any ethnic group.
Did a search but it didn't come up. Hope I put it in the right forum.