Wednesday, March 9, 2011

They Stole My Awesomely Awesome Idea...!!!

Ever since college, I've had it in my mind that if I ever became fabulously wealthy I would start a college scholarship fund for middle-class Christian white males.  Unfortunately (or fortunately, for middle-class Christian white males), someone else beat me to it:
A non-profit group has launched a college scholarship for a demographic it claims are under-represented in society - white men.  The Former Majority Association for Equality will give grants of $500 to any man from Texas who is at least '25 per cent Caucasian', has good grades and can demonstrate they are in need.

Its founder Colby Bohannan claims whites feel 'excluded' when they apply to college and that they are 'left out' when it comes to funding.  The provocative move risks a backlash by anti-racism groups but college officials in Texas have said there is little they can do to prevent it.  Mr Bohannan, a former Texas State University student and Iraq veteran, said the group was named because of the idea that 'if you're not a male, and if you're not white, you're called a minority'.

'I'm not sure white males are the majority any more,' he said. 'If everyone else can find scholarships, why are we left out?'

He added that the group is not taking a stance on affirmative action and has denounced racism.  'It's time in our society to look at the way our culture views race,' he said. 'It's time to give everyone an equal shot.'

FMAFE plans to offer four $500 scholarships to any college, inside Texas or outside the state, for the forthcoming academic year.  
So far it has raised more than $1,600.
I think this is a fantastic idea!  If you've dealt with college funding anytime in the past 20 years, you know that there are a zillion different minority scholarships out there for skin color (not white), gender (not male), religious affiliation (not Christian), and other things.  While it's obviously a very good thing to help out people who need it...but don't middle-class Christian white males need help, too?  Damn skippy.

I'd love to see Jesse Jackson or some other such race baiter take a shot at them.  I mean, really, wouldn't it be such an easy thing to put him in his place?  Just because minorities need help doesn't mean no one in the majority does, and how is it 'fair' to hammer one to benefit the other?  Isn't civil rights all about giving everyone a chance to better themselves?  And, isn't this fund being provided by private donations?  The article doesn't say for sure, but if they're raising money, it's a safe bet.  There's not a damn thing the race baiters can say about this, and it would just add to the beauty if they tried.  Stuff like this really just proves that they're not as interested in breaking down racial barriers and promoting equal opportunities for everyone as they are in emphasizing racial differences and promoting one race over another.

Ironically, this scholarship doesn't even require full 100% 'whiteness' to qualify.  Heck, even our own wonderful 'black' President could qualify.  What's that you say?  You didn't remember that he's only half black (and thus, also half white)?  Hm, strange that everyone should forget that, now that we're *ahem* all about equal opportunities for everyone and all...

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