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(International Business Times)   Columbia University has finally decided that its "whites-only" scholarship is a bad idea   (ibtimes.com ) divider line
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2013-05-15 01:28:21 PM  
11 votes:
Both black people in Iowa are celebrating the end of this injustice.
2013-05-15 02:48:39 PM  
9 votes:
I've always wanted to open a restaurant named "Whites Only", and have everything inside be white. Walls, table cloths, etc.

Then on opening night I'd only invite non-whites.

I think I planned on masturbating on something too, it was an art project. You have to masturbate or it's not art.
2013-05-15 02:54:10 PM  
8 votes:

UrukHaiGuyz: HotWingConspiracy: I've always wanted to open a restaurant named "Whites Only", and have everything inside be white. Walls, table cloths, etc.

Then on opening night I'd only invite non-whites.

I think I planned on masturbating on something too, it was an art project. You have to masturbate or it's not art.

Well in that case call me Picasso.



Really? You didn't go with Jacksoff Pollack?
2013-05-15 02:45:18 PM  
6 votes:
As a white man, I thank God for the Internet, without which I'd have no idea how unfair life is to me
2013-05-15 02:39:27 PM  
4 votes:
Wendy's Chili: "Do they even have black people in Iowa?"

www.bestcareanywhere.net
2013-05-15 04:22:10 PM  
3 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: To be fair, whites are a minority in Colombia.

Wrong.  Those space shuttles were filled with white people.


Well yeah, but they're black now...
2013-05-15 03:21:48 PM  
3 votes:

HailRobonia: exick: potential recipients are not allowed to study law, medicine, dentistry, veterinary surgery, or theology

What about veterinary theology?


I don't believe in Dog
2013-05-15 02:53:51 PM  
3 votes:

cfroelic: In 1920, there were probably very few if any African Americans in Iowa.  The intent of the restriction to caucasians is perfectly clear:  They didn't want Indians to get any money.  Why does everyone assume it's there because of blacks?


Back in 1920, there was only one black man in Iowa.  Steve.

But Lydia C. Roberts didn't want to be rude and make an "Anyone but Steve" scholarship, so she had to go a little more vague/broad and go white's only.
2013-05-15 02:52:12 PM  
3 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: I've always wanted to open a restaurant named "Whites Only", and have everything inside be white. Walls, table cloths, etc.

Then on opening night I'd only invite non-whites.

I think I planned on masturbating on something too, it was an art project. You have to masturbate or it's not art.


Well in that case call me Picasso.
2013-05-15 02:42:32 PM  
3 votes:
Well yeah, a white's only scholarship is bigoted.  These however, are not:

Dr. Robert E. Campbell Memorial Scholarship for an American minority student in journalism
Gruner + Jahr Magazine Scholarship for female students interested in magazine writing
Phyllis and William Michelfelder Scholarship for a female print student
Trudi Stamm Scholarship, for a woman from New York State
Westinghouse Broadcasting Co Scholarship in memory of the late LaRue Heard Johnson ('68) for minority students
Jacobo Timerman Scholarship in memory of Jacobo Timerman (for a Latin American student)
Sylvia L. Wilson ('85) Memorial Scholarship, for an African-American woman specializing in print journalism

That's just the Columbia University Journalism school.
/there were no "whites only" journalism school scholarships, that's bigoted, remember?
2013-05-15 12:43:35 PM  
3 votes:
Heck, I would have gotten rid of it just based on the Iowa thing.
2013-05-15 04:19:15 PM  
2 votes:
Great. Now white people are going to have to start pretending they're black so they can get a scholarship.
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2013-05-15 04:15:25 PM  
2 votes:
Joe Blowme:

[www.inquisitr.com image 500x375]

I like your style. Accuse me of racism, and when I ask you to justify that accusation, hit me with a Welcome to Fark meme.

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2013-05-15 03:33:17 PM  
2 votes:
Black guy here. Keep the damn scholarship. In fact...let white people have "whites only" restaurants, country clubs, proms, churches, and whatever else they want. I honestly don't care.

But please, for the love of God, stop with the "B-b-but...it's okay for BLACKS! And LATINOS! And ASIANS! HARUMPH! And oh yeah, why is there a B.E.T. but no W.E.T.??"

I can't take it anymore. If I have to listen to one more white person whine about reverse racism and double standards and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the NAACP and UNCF, etc...my ears will start bleeding.
2013-05-15 03:32:59 PM  
2 votes:
Oh lawdy, too much white libertarian neckbeard butthurt in this thread.
2013-05-15 03:29:21 PM  
2 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: I've always wanted to open a restaurant named "Whites Only", and have everything inside be white. Walls, table cloths, etc.

Then on opening night I'd only invite non-whites.

I think I planned on masturbating on something too, it was an art project. You have to masturbate or it's not art.


In the yogurt. No one will see it coming.
2013-05-15 03:21:09 PM  
2 votes:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: HotWingConspiracy: I've always wanted to open a restaurant named "Whites Only", and have everything inside be white. Walls, table cloths, etc.

Then on opening night I'd only invite non-whites.

I think I planned on masturbating on something too, it was an art project. You have to masturbate or it's not art.

Or poop on it, or pee.

Do all three and it's called multimedia and it gets shown on world tour.


I wish you were wrong.
2013-05-15 03:20:42 PM  
2 votes:

tlars699: Joe Blowme: tlars699: Now, I've been told that any person of non-caucasoid descent is currently a minority, and that in a few decades the caucasoids will end up being the minority.

Does this mean that all the "minority" scholarships will then be given to the true minority? Or will they be rewritten?

By then they will have agreed they are racist

Wouldn't that be nice? Then they could use the trusts collectively to reduce tuition for everybody to go to school, based on merit.


THE HELL YOU SAY!!! Judging people based on character and not skin color? Why would you even suggest such a thing? Where do you get these crazy ideas?
2013-05-15 03:16:04 PM  
2 votes:

dj_bigbird: Does Columbia have scholarships for African-American students? Hispanic?


a modern, diverse liberal would say: don't you get it dawg? that's not cool anymore. for even saying this i've already labeled you as a rich, white, racist and have made sure you and all your children will never get any scholarships/fellowships/admittance privileges. white is out. it's old, it's dead. it's tired. you're a racist for even being white and you owe non-whites for 100-200 years of economic discrimination. it's time to pay up.
2013-05-15 02:59:50 PM  
2 votes:
Another example of my continued persecution at the hands of blacks.  Who will emancipate me?
2013-05-15 02:57:21 PM  
2 votes:
Why didn't they play the race card? Oh right, they're white.
2013-05-15 02:54:34 PM  
2 votes:
The millions of various black only and mexican only scholarships were unavailable for comment.
2013-05-15 02:54:01 PM  
2 votes:

cfroelic: In 1920, there were probably very few if any African Americans in Iowa.  The intent of the restriction to caucasians is perfectly clear:  They didn't want Indians to get any money.  Why does everyone assume it's there because of blacks?


Black people are so mad!  But then again, you would be too if your pants never fit!
2013-05-15 02:50:52 PM  
2 votes:
What if they called it a "Historically White Scholarship", is that OK? Can they do that?
2013-05-15 02:46:21 PM  
2 votes:
I wonder how it would have played out if a black student applied for a "whites only" scholarship (or vice versa)? AFAIK, there's not much legal or scientific basis for defining race, so would they just let it go? Would some bureaucrat get the job of saying "I can't prove anything about your race, but I am reasonably confident that you are disqualified by your melanin levels"?
2013-05-15 02:42:08 PM  
2 votes:

JerseyTim: Heck, I would have gotten rid of it just based on the Iowa thing.


In addition, potential recipients are not allowed to study law, medicine, dentistry, veterinary surgery or theology, and must move back to Iowa for at least two years after graduating.

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2013-05-15 02:41:40 PM  
2 votes:
Why? Black people have their own, as well as Hispanics.  Once again, it's only wrong/racist if white people do it.
2013-05-15 02:31:35 PM  
2 votes:
Do they even have black people in Iowa?
2013-05-15 02:08:35 PM  
2 votes:

dj_bigbird: Does Columbia have scholarships for African-American students? Hispanic?


That's not "discriminating based on race", that's "empowering a minority".
2013-05-15 02:07:04 PM  
2 votes:
In its current incarnation, the "whites-only" scholarship contains several prohibitive clauses. Only white men and women hailing from Iowa are eligible for the grant. In addition, potential recipients are not allowed to study law, medicine, dentistry, veterinary surgery or theology, and must move back to Iowa for at least two years after graduating, The Daily News reports.

The funny thing is Iowa is one of the whitest states in the union. Making it an "Iowan only" scholarship pretty much already made it "whites-only."
2013-05-15 02:03:36 PM  
2 votes:
Well, it is the "Foundation For The Rhythmically Impaired Scholars Program"...not exactly "whites-only"....but probably.
2013-05-15 06:55:55 PM  
1 vote:

Bumblefark: Now do the one about how the black guys are gonna take our white women away.


But only the fat ones, it seems.
2013-05-15 05:13:13 PM  
1 vote:

Fallout Boy: lennavan: Well yeah, a white's only scholarship is bigoted. These however, are not:

Dr. Robert E. Campbell Memorial Scholarship for an American minority student in journalism
Gruner + Jahr Magazine Scholarship for female students interested in magazine writing
Phyllis and William Michelfelder Scholarship for a female print student
Trudi Stamm Scholarship, for a woman from New York State
Westinghouse Broadcasting Co Scholarship in memory of the late LaRue Heard Johnson ('68) for minority students
Jacobo Timerman Scholarship in memory of Jacobo Timerman (for a Latin American student)
Sylvia L. Wilson ('85) Memorial Scholarship, for an African-American woman specializing in print journalism

That's just the Columbia University Journalism school.
/there were no "whites only" journalism school scholarships, that's bigoted, remember?

I've always wondered if mouth-breathers like you

...


Wait, because I'm against using race in decisions, I'm a mouth-breather?

Wow.  You know, I had a dream.  It is deeply rooted in the American Dream.  I had a dream that one day we will live in a nation where my children will be judged by the color of their skin, not by the content of their character.  Turns out, if they apply for these scholarships, they can realize that dream!
2013-05-15 05:09:05 PM  
1 vote:

The Third Man: endmile: The Third Man: I know of a Catholic-run university where one of their alumni wanted to give a big scholarship which would only be available to non-Catholic students.  I'm sure that was fun to explain to the university president (who was, of course, a priest).  Apparently they were able to talk the alumnus out of that stipulation.

Along the lines of this scholarship...you know, the Rhodes Scholarship was once only available to white students, as well.  Cecil Rhodes was racist even by the fairly racist standards of his time and social class.

Calling Cecil Rhodes racist is like saying Hitler kind of disliked Jewish people.

True, but he had a better mustache, so that's got to count for something.  And I suppose he wasn't actively trying to kill them all, just wasn't particularly upset if they died in horrible ways.

/But you wonder:  how would a Hitler Scholarship be received?
//Also:  Rhodes is one of the few people you can compare to Hitler without Godwining the thread


You know, I actually thought about that before I posted. I don't like to Godwin, but I felt it was justified in this case. Thank you for your support.
2013-05-15 05:04:26 PM  
1 vote:

Magorn: YES, and I can't understand why you would think otherwise. Your argument could be re-phrased as "are you actually making the argument that because Ariel Castro, forcibly imprisoned 3 women for 20 years that he should now be forcibly imprisoned for the rest of his life?" The answer, of course, is yes. Justice requires it. An important part of equal treatment under the law is that there be a repairative remedy when it is found to have been violated. You don't get to go "yeah that was wrong, my bad, I'll just stop doing that. So we're cool now, right?" You actually have to try to fix the thing you did wrong, and that might mean giving AD-vantages to those you previously DIS-advantaged.


First off, you are comparing apples to elephants. A more accurate way to compare your two scenarios is to punish Ariel Castro's (imaginary) grandchildren because of a crime he a committed.

Should you be punished because your parents obviously failed to educate you properly?
2013-05-15 05:02:38 PM  
1 vote:
I see this is the thread where losers who made poor life decisions blame PC for keeping them down. Cool
2013-05-15 04:51:35 PM  
1 vote:

jigger: I Browse: How about no whining at all...from anyone? Too much to ask?

Sounds good.

I Browse: I can't take it anymore. If I have to listen to one more white person whine about reverse racism and double standards and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the NAACP and UNCF, etc...my ears will start bleeding.

Oops.


Whineception.

/Bwooooong
2013-05-15 04:39:50 PM  
1 vote:

I Browse: Black guy here. Keep the damn scholarship. In fact...let white people have "whites only" restaurants, country clubs, proms, churches, and whatever else they want. I honestly don't care.

But please, for the love of God, stop with the "B-b-but...it's okay for BLACKS! And LATINOS! And ASIANS! HARUMPH! And oh yeah, why is there a B.E.T. but no W.E.T.??"

I can't take it anymore. If I have to listen to one more white person whine about reverse racism and double standards and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the NAACP and UNCF, etc...my ears will start bleeding.


Keep it up men! We've got em on the ropes!
2013-05-15 04:33:57 PM  
1 vote:
Complaining about political correctness = the white man's victim card.
2013-05-15 04:32:39 PM  
1 vote:

eraser8: mike_the_engineer: So we should abolish this then, right?

You don't actually have to be black to get one of their scholarships.


That said, white south-africans who move to the US applying for "african-american" scholarships leads to some really confused expressions.
2013-05-15 04:25:59 PM  
1 vote:

Infernalist: It bears repeating that there are whole states in the Union where the white population tops 90%.


You know, and with an active advertising campaign, Maine might be able to convince more black people to move there. They could even double their black population. That way Steve could have a friend!
2013-05-15 04:24:26 PM  
1 vote:

TheGregiss: You know what. This bothers me. You would think scholarships shouldbbe doled out on academic merit, not the color of ones skin.

"B buh muh oppressed races."

Oh blow me, Im of Irish descent, they were enslaved and kicked around pretty much forever but we don't have people of irish heritage only scholarships. Cause that would be white, and that's apparently bad.

Goddamn these people for making me even share a centimeters worth of ideological similarity to some stormfront asshat.


Ever consider that maybe you're more racist then you'd like to admit?

CSB:
Former co-worker once told me about a girl from London he dated back in the 60's.
"Oh Humberto, I really think it's quite barbaric how you Yanks treat the Blacks here in the States.  It's just simply atrocious."
"You won't get any argument out of me on that, but what about how the Irish have been treated by the British?
"Oh, you don't understand, Humberto.  The Irish are stupid."
2013-05-15 04:21:35 PM  
1 vote:
I'm going to create a scholarship for Dungeons and Dragons playing fans of Gabriel-era Genesis who like to drink lots of milk.
2013-05-15 04:20:38 PM  
1 vote:

HotWingConspiracy: I've always wanted to open a restaurant named "Whites Only", and have everything inside be white. Walls, table cloths, etc.

Then on opening night I'd only invite non-whites.

I think I planned on masturbating on something too, it was an art project. You have to masturbate or it's not art.


That's pretty funny.

JesseL: I wonder how it would have played out if a black student applied for a "whites only" scholarship (or vice versa)?


I'm sure this has been covered in the thread, but:

www.annalsofamericus.com
Is intrigued by your idea and would like to subs yadda yadda
2013-05-15 04:14:41 PM  
1 vote:

JohnnyRebel88: F it.  If they are allowed to have "minority" scholarships, they should be allowed to have a "whites only" one.  May I remind you that this is a free country, and since Columbia is a private institution, they should be to do whatever they want.

However, the most most logical act would not give aide to people because of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs nor sexual orientation, it should be given to a person with the best vision for a better tomorrow and actually deserve the grant or scholarship.


Truly, spoken like someone living in an ideal world.

Sadly, we don't live in an ideal world.  We live in a world where people get rejected for things that they've earned/deserve because of their skin/ethnicity/religion/sex.

So, until we achieve that ideal world, we have to somehow make up for the assholes in the system who don't like treating people equally.

If you want to blame someone, blame Bob in Human Relations who won't hire a black man/woman.
2013-05-15 04:11:29 PM  
1 vote:
BigNumber12:


As long as equality is being actively eroded, you get to put up with our "whining." Deal with it the same way you already seem to deal with non-white "whining" about equality.

How about no whining at all...from anyone? Too much to ask?
2013-05-15 04:11:19 PM  
1 vote:

ProfessorOhki: Fallout Boy: It is acceptable. And since it is painfully obvious where you are going with this, no, it is not racism when all you are trying to do is to even out the imbalanced playing field to begin. Let me know when we live in a world where minorities and women aren't discriminated in the school and work place. I won't be holding my breath.

Since white folks are a minority in Hawaii (24.7%), you wouldn't have trouble with that state having white-only scholarships, I assume?

Besides, given the rate at which the average American is likely to be multi-racial, anything race-based is pretty ridiculous. Or do you think the scholarships should do a priority queue based on how not-white you are? The girl who's 7/8ths white gets priority over the girl who's half white? Going to go all out with DNA tests or should they just send in a photo for you to judge?


My buddy in school got a minority scholarship for being a white student at a predominantly black public college in the University of North Carolina school system.
2013-05-15 04:09:59 PM  
1 vote:

Joe Blowme: rewind2846: Brick-House: Elegy: There was nothing wrong with this. Why did Columbia cave in to pressure?

Its called political correctness which is really farkin up this country.

"Political correctness" is code for "I'm a white man and I can't get everything I want anymore, nor can I act like an asshole like my father did because I have to be accountable".

It's not correct to be an asshole.

Contrary to popular belief, assholes come in all colors


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Example A.
2013-05-15 04:07:35 PM  
1 vote:

Joe Blowme: rewind2846: Brick-House: Elegy: There was nothing wrong with this. Why did Columbia cave in to pressure?

Its called political correctness which is really farkin up this country.

"Political correctness" is code for "I'm a white man and I can't get everything I want anymore, nor can I act like an asshole like my father did because I have to be accountable".

It's not correct to be an asshole.

Contrary to popular belief, assholes come in all colors


Until you add bleach into the equation.
2013-05-15 04:01:28 PM  
1 vote:

Brick-House: Elegy: There was nothing wrong with this. Why did Columbia cave in to pressure?

Its called political correctness which is really farkin up this country.


"Political correctness" is code for "I'm a white man and I can't get everything I want anymore, nor can I act like an asshole like my father did because I have to be accountable".

It's not correct to be an asshole.
2013-05-15 03:58:09 PM  
1 vote:
Scholarships should apply to exactly what the person said they should apply to, otherwise you're subverting their charity with your own desires.

The money will still be going to people that need the help, it just so happens they're white.
Unless there's a "use this education to kill minorities" qualifier in the fine print, why should it matter?
2013-05-15 03:53:21 PM  
1 vote:

BigNumber12: Representative of the unwashed masses: I was done school about 10 years ago.

You probably shouldn't have stopped after junior high. You might want to look into taking some night school classes.


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2013-05-15 03:52:40 PM  
1 vote:

Rapmaster2000: Now, this is an example of proper WASP bloodlines.  If you threw some German in their blood then they would be no better than common Spaniards.  *shudder*


No better than common Spaniards you say!?  How discourteous to make such a comparison!
2013-05-15 03:46:15 PM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: Having the vapors, I'm sure.

upload.wikimedia.org

Then she turned Japanese. Awesome.
2013-05-15 03:41:01 PM  
1 vote:

I Browse: why is there a B.E.T. but no W.E.T.??"


There is.

It's called E!
2013-05-15 03:38:53 PM  
1 vote:

I Browse: Black guy here. Keep the damn scholarship. In fact...let white people have "whites only" restaurants, country clubs, proms, churches, and whatever else they want. I honestly don't care.

But please, for the love of God, stop with the "B-b-but...it's okay for BLACKS! And LATINOS! And ASIANS! HARUMPH! And oh yeah, why is there a B.E.T. but no W.E.T.??"

I can't take it anymore. If I have to listen to one more white person whine about reverse racism and double standards and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the NAACP and UNCF, etc...my ears will start bleeding.


why do black people get to complain about white people demanding equality?
2013-05-15 03:35:34 PM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: Back in 1920, there was only one black man in Iowa. Steve.

But Lydia C. Roberts didn't want to be rude and make an "Anyone but Steve" scholarship, so she had to go a little more vague/broad and go white's only.


marieclairvoyant.com
2013-05-15 03:19:58 PM  
1 vote:

HotWingConspiracy: I've always wanted to open a restaurant named "Whites Only", and have everything inside be white. Walls, table cloths, etc.

Then on opening night I'd only invite non-whites.

I think I planned on masturbating on something too, it was an art project. You have to masturbate or it's not art.


Or poop on it, or pee.

Do all three and it's called multimedia and it gets shown on world tour.
2013-05-15 03:19:51 PM  
1 vote:

special20: She is likely dead, but likely shocked to learn that because she stipulated race in her scholarship fund, that she has to blow the devil for eternity - as well as hear how the university is going to (clutch your pearls) New York City to get things de-whitified. Shocked. Having the vapors, I'm sure.


upload.wikimedia.org
2013-05-15 03:17:16 PM  
1 vote:
As someone who holds degrees from both Iowa and Columbia, I'm getting a kick out of...
2013-05-15 03:16:59 PM  
1 vote:
I think I finally get it;

Racism for Whites = Pariah
Racism for Blacks = Acceptable/tolerable
Racism for Asians = Once acceptable but they assimilated too quickly so it's now almost as bad as being a racist white.
Racism for Hispanics = Acceptable if they vote Democratic, Pariah if they vote Republican.
2013-05-15 03:16:00 PM  
1 vote:

Mose: Satanic_Hamster: What in The: Yes, we do. There's a black woman who lives down the street from me. Also, she's a one-legged lesbian.

But you can't scissor with only one leg.  That doesn't even make sense.

Knifing?


Stabbing
2013-05-15 03:15:46 PM  
1 vote:

give me doughnuts: Smeggy Smurf: Wendy's Chili: Do they even have black people in Iowa?

A hell of a lot more than in Idaho.


Sorry, but no. Iowa is 88.7% caucasian, and Idaho is only 84%.

Only Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are more white than Iowa.


You should see China.  That place is not even 1% Caucasian.  It's full of blacks.
2013-05-15 03:15:08 PM  
1 vote:

endmile: The Third Man: I know of a Catholic-run university where one of their alumni wanted to give a big scholarship which would only be available to non-Catholic students.  I'm sure that was fun to explain to the university president (who was, of course, a priest).  Apparently they were able to talk the alumnus out of that stipulation.

Along the lines of this scholarship...you know, the Rhodes Scholarship was once only available to white students, as well.  Cecil Rhodes was racist even by the fairly racist standards of his time and social class.

Calling Cecil Rhodes racist is like saying Hitler kind of disliked Jewish people.


Didn't he?
2013-05-15 03:13:06 PM  
1 vote:

tlars699: Now, I've been told that any person of non-caucasoid descent is currently a minority, and that in a few decades the caucasoids will end up being the minority.

Does this mean that all the "minority" scholarships will then be given to the true minority? Or will they be rewritten?


By then they will have agreed they are racist
2013-05-15 03:11:29 PM  
1 vote:

Magorn: lennavan: Well yeah, a white's only scholarship is bigoted.  These however, are not:

Dr. Robert E. Campbell Memorial Scholarship for an American minority student in journalism
Gruner + Jahr Magazine Scholarship for female students interested in magazine writing
Phyllis and William Michelfelder Scholarship for a female print student
Trudi Stamm Scholarship, for a woman from New York State
Westinghouse Broadcasting Co Scholarship in memory of the late LaRue Heard Johnson ('68) for minority students
Jacobo Timerman Scholarship in memory of Jacobo Timerman (for a Latin American student)
Sylvia L. Wilson ('85) Memorial Scholarship, for an African-American woman specializing in print journalism

That's just the Columbia University Journalism school.
/there were no "whites only" journalism school scholarships, that's bigoted, remember?

yeah, I mean both Whites AND Blacks were an oppressed minority who suffered from YEARS of institutionalized discrimination in this country,  Remember those horrible "James Croworthington III" laws in the deep south that deprived blacks of their rights to vote and forced them to attend ridiculously underfunded schools, sit in the back of buses and use the back door at lunch counters?


Fair enough, all black college kids applying for scholarships who had to sit at the back of the bus, or use the back door at a lunch counter, or who was deprived the right to vote should get a scholarship.  Everyone else should be on equal footing.  Deal?
2013-05-15 03:09:34 PM  
1 vote:

jshine: Magorn: yeah, I mean both Whites AND Blacks were an oppressed minority who suffered from YEARS of institutionalized discrimination in this country, Remember those horrible "James Croworthington III" laws in the deep south that deprived blacks of their rights to vote and forced them to attend ridiculously underfunded schools, sit in the back of buses and use the back door at lunch counters?

...and by "deep South" do you mean Iowa or New York? -- because the scholarship in question is for Iowans going to a school in New York.

I'm not saying that there was no discrimination in the north, but bringing the South into the discussion is a complete red herring.


Iowa has a "Beat Whitey Night" at the state fair so they are at least trying to make up for some of it.
2013-05-15 03:09:14 PM  
1 vote:

Satanic_Hamster: What in The: Yes, we do. There's a black woman who lives down the street from me. Also, she's a one-legged lesbian.

But you can't scissor with only one leg.  That doesn't even make sense.


Knifing?
2013-05-15 03:09:10 PM  
1 vote:
couldn't help but notice this along the bottom of tfa:

s1.ibtimes.com

how has that not shown up on Fark already? or did I just miss it?
2013-05-15 03:06:31 PM  
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But the UNCF is still ok discrimination right?
2013-05-15 03:04:57 PM  
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Magorn: yeah, I mean both Whites AND Blacks were an oppressed minority who suffered from YEARS of institutionalized discrimination in this country, Remember those horrible "James Croworthington III" laws in the deep south that deprived blacks of their rights to vote and forced them to attend ridiculously underfunded schools, sit in the back of buses and use the back door at lunch counters?


Remember the thousands of Irish that were shipped over as slaves during the Colonial period?
2013-05-15 03:04:15 PM  
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What in The: Yes, we do. There's a black woman who lives down the street from me. Also, she's a one-legged lesbian.


But you can't scissor with only one leg.  That doesn't even make sense.
2013-05-15 03:01:28 PM  
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Brick-House: Elegy: There was nothing wrong with this. Why did Columbia cave in to pressure?

Its called political correctness which is really farkin up this country.


THIS.  We can't even talk about how the Jews are destroying America anymore.  Now, we have to "support Israel".

www.veteranstoday.com

Just look at this libbo kowtowing to the PC POLICE!
2013-05-15 03:00:29 PM  
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Highroller48: Brick-House: Elegy: There was nothing wrong with this. Why did Columbia cave in to pressure?

Its called political correctness which is really farkin up this country.

That, and the whole "IT'S ILLEGAL" thing, which I'm sure had nothing at all to do with the decision to stop awarding it.

Double-fail.


Yet they still have Afirmative action.... tripple fail?
2013-05-15 02:55:34 PM  
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Brick-House: Elegy: There was nothing wrong with this. Why did Columbia cave in to pressure?

Its called political correctness which is really farkin up this country.


Only for assholes.
2013-05-15 02:55:13 PM  
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Wow, there are sure a lot of "victims" of "reverse-racism" in here.  At least it's totally apparent none of them are the slightest bit educated, thus validating their premise.
2013-05-15 02:51:56 PM  
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exick: potential recipients are not allowed to study law, medicine, dentistry, veterinary surgery, or theology

So, this lady wanted no lawyers or doctors moving back to Iowa; just engineers and baristas, apparently.


You say that like its a bad thing
2013-05-15 02:51:01 PM  
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In 1920, there were probably very few if any African Americans in Iowa.  The intent of the restriction to caucasians is perfectly clear:  They didn't want Indians to get any money.  Why does everyone assume it's there because of blacks?
2013-05-15 02:50:50 PM  
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2013-05-15 02:50:43 PM  
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lennavan: Well yeah, a white's only scholarship is bigoted. These however, are not:

Dr. Robert E. Campbell Memorial Scholarship for an American minority student in journalism
Gruner + Jahr Magazine Scholarship for female students interested in magazine writing
Phyllis and William Michelfelder Scholarship for a female print student
Trudi Stamm Scholarship, for a woman from New York State
Westinghouse Broadcasting Co Scholarship in memory of the late LaRue Heard Johnson ('68) for minority students
Jacobo Timerman Scholarship in memory of Jacobo Timerman (for a Latin American student)
Sylvia L. Wilson ('85) Memorial Scholarship, for an African-American woman specializing in print journalism

That's just the Columbia University Journalism school.


Isn't that interesting because, according to the TFA, Columbia is claiming in court that "Columbia University is now prohibited by law and University policy from discriminating on the basis of race." So, I guess Columbia has now judicially admitted that it violates the law, assuming it is handing out those scholarships that you listed.
2013-05-15 02:48:00 PM  
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So when I was in college is was okay for me to be ineligible for certain scholarships because I'm not black, hispanic or native american?
2013-05-15 02:44:18 PM  
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Donnchadha: dj_bigbird: Does Columbia have scholarships for African-American students? Hispanic?

That's not "discriminating based on race", that's "empowering a minority".


Which is a stupid argument... Pendulums are supposed to swing both ways.  A minority group should have no right to complain about whitey getting his own scholarship if they get to have one for their particular group.
2013-05-15 02:43:32 PM  
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But Black only, Hispanic only, and Asian only are perfectly fine? Ohhhhhh I see. It's not racism when you are racist against whites.
2013-05-15 02:43:13 PM  
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Wendy's Chili: Do they even have black people in Iowa?


A hell of a lot more than in Idaho.
 
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