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03/22/2004 Archived Entry: "Ah, hypocrisy!"
AH, HYPOCRISY! You gotta love it. Debra here. Last month, the College Republicans at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island decided to offer a $250 scholarship for whites only. (Well, technically it was $50 to start, but as word got out, donations increased it to $250, where it stands today). The purpose of the scholarship was to show the inherent racism of scholarships based purely on skin color. It also mocks the application process by requiring an essay on "why you are proud of your white heritage".
Personally, I thought it a hoot. But then, I'm not a guilt-ridden liberal white chick.
In any case, George Curry of the Birmingham Times is not amused. "We should not let these silly White scholarships and phony bake sales blind us to the real threat posed by the Right-wing campaigns to eliminate affirmative action," he thunders. However, throughout the extensive article he never quite explains why offering discounts and subsidies to Whites (sic) is "silly", while offering them to Blacks (sic) is just common sense.
Posted by Debra @ 09:24 AM CST