Fighting Back: Minority Scholarships for Whites

Collegescholarships.org has a page about whites applying for “minority” scholarships at historically black colleges.  From “The White Man’s Guide to Getting a Minority Scholarship“:

“Maybe one of the best places to shop for a “minority” scholarship aimed at white males is through one of the public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The system of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) was established to provide African Americans with a viable place to secure a rightful college education, at a time when they were afforded the same legal rights to a higher education, but in many instances could find none. Now many HBCUs are scrambling to diversify—they have to, under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which clearly states that any institution that receives federal aid may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed or sex. This means that public HBCUs must recruit students from all backgrounds.

If you read up on the minority and Affirmative Action issues, you might assume from various stats and editorial commentaries that white enrollment is on the increase at the HBCUs, but according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, this so-called trend is nothing more than hot air. HBCUs remain predominantly black. And even in cases where there are now scholarship incentives for whites, “white students usually opt to go elsewhere.”

A few state’s public HBCU systems have been involved in bitter and lengthy legal battles over the issue of segregation. Various decisions have forced quite a few predominantly black institutions to begin aggressively marketing “minority” scholarships to white students:”

According to the article, among the historically-black public colleges offering these scholarships to whites are:

Tennessee State University, Alabama State University, Alabama A&M University, Jackson State University (Mississippi), Alcorn State University (Mississippi), and Mississippi Valley State University.

The down side…it’s a crappy black school.  On the plus side…it’s free money.  I wouldn’t recommend going to one of these schools just to stick a thumb in the University of Kwanzaa’s eye by taking their money.   If you can afford to go to a better school, then you should definitely do so.  But if it makes the difference between going to school or not going to school…or if for some reason you actually voluntarily go there for non-monetary reasons already…well, I say take the money and run.  Don’t polygamist sects take welfare money based on a belief in “bleeding the beast?”

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