BU College Republicans Create Scholarship For White Students…Sort Of

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The Boston University College Republicans have decided to put their money where their mouth is in order to combat the “worst form of bigotry confronting America today.” To that end, the organization has created a scholarship for white students only, the Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship. In order, I suppose, to not look too “politically incorrect,” recipients are required to be at least 25% white, recalling the days of 19th Century New Orleans.

The scholarship is intended to “raise awareness” to what its creators say is the bigotry of racial preference programs. The scholarship is worth only $250, which probably won’t raise a lot of awareness. Once the recipient is chosen, BUCR will host an event to honor the winner, discuss the award, and conduct a forum on racial preference. To be followed, perhaps, by a reverse Quadroon ball?

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