‘Whites-only’ college scholarship offered

A “whites only” scholarship offered at Texas State University has yet to get any takers, according to a story in our sister paper, The Austin American-Statesman.

The Former Majority Association for Equality — a nonprofit group — is offering five $500 scholarships exclusively to white male students. The $500 can be used at universities other than Texas State, and, oddly enough, applicants only need to be “25 percent Caucasian.”

Student Colby Bohannan, a mass communication major and Iraq war veteran, is president of the group. He said, “I’m not sure white males are the majority anymore.”

The article offers data to suggest he is right: according to U.S. census numbers, non-Hispanic whites now make up about 45 percent of Texas residents. Nationally, however, about 65 percent of U.S. residents are non-Hispanic whites.

I’m no math wizard, but, since men are usually always outnumbered by women by a percentage point or two, it would seem impossible for any “white male” demographic to be in the majority.

William Lake , the group’s treasurer, who, like Bohannan, has a history of bad check charges, said, “There’s a scholarship out there for just about any demographic, except this one. We realize it’s for good reason — this is a touchy subject.”

“Touchy subject” is an understatement.

134 comments Add your comment

worm

February 28th, 2011
10:06 am

just wondering how many whites have ever received schollys from the United Negro College Fund?

Captain Midnight

February 28th, 2011
10:06 am

Oh No they Di- int!

Whitey Jones

February 28th, 2011
10:07 am

It’s about time, where’s my dedicated month and TV channel?

Jon

February 28th, 2011
10:07 am

Wow, as a white male I find this pretty embarrasing. Right Colby, because us white males have it really tough. Moron.

GT GRad

February 28th, 2011
10:09 am

I don’t understand how this is a touchy subject – like the article says, there are scholarships for every demographic. Looks like Constitution’s promise of equity is at work to me.

GT GRad

February 28th, 2011
10:09 am

like the Constitution’s*

Big Boi

February 28th, 2011
10:11 am

These are very ignorant comm ents!

Bill

February 28th, 2011
10:11 am

Touchy, perhaps, but fair is fair. If there can be scholarships for every other demographic, why not white males? And BTW, what’s the point of the “bad check charges” portion on the story? Does that make the scholarship worth any less to a student who might be able to use it? Or did you just want to be a jerk, George?

MB

February 28th, 2011
10:12 am

I’d better not hear anyone say this is racist. If you think it is, consider that there are many blacks-only scholarships and there are even some blacks-only schools, like Morehouse. Is that racist too?

GEt Real

February 28th, 2011
10:12 am

Hey Whitey Jones you get 11 month s and about 500 channels last I check……….

Q

February 28th, 2011
10:13 am

Whitey Jones:

You have 800+ channels and 11 months dedicated to you and your ilk!

Bill

February 28th, 2011
10:14 am

No Big Boi, ignorant is not checking your COMM ENTS for proper grammar before hitting “submit”.

maggie

February 28th, 2011
10:15 am

time for the aclu idiots to speak

Jon

February 28th, 2011
10:15 am

Amazing to see my fellow honkeys pull out the ole “don’t you dare play the race card”…..race card. Pick up a history your book you tards!

Q

February 28th, 2011
10:15 am

MB:

HBCU’s (including Morehouse) are not only for blacks..they are open to all races. Maybe if you would take off your black/white blinders, and actually visit a couple of HBCU’s, you can see it.

If I’m not mistaken, Morehouse had a white Valedictorian a couple of years ago…..read up on your history, idiot!

Denise

February 28th, 2011
10:16 am

MB – Morehouse is not a blacks-only school. When I was a student at Spelman College, there were white students there and at Spelman. Also, I believe recently the SGA president at Morehouse was white. Sure it is an HBCU but it’s not like whites or other nationalities/races are not allowed to apply or are not accepted. But I do understand your point.

Not News Worthy

February 28th, 2011
10:16 am

Who cares about this really?!? AJC trying its best to stir the pot ! ! !

itgirl2001

February 28th, 2011
10:17 am

As a black female I do not think the scholarship is racist. However, if it wasn’t for these black only colleges and scholarships, how many black people would have been able to go to post secondary schools.

Q

February 28th, 2011
10:18 am

Not News Worthy:

I completely agree with you!

Aggie4life

February 28th, 2011
10:18 am

Just to let you know worm. Whites are able to attend HBCU’s basically free of charge through various scholarship programs.

woodie

February 28th, 2011
10:18 am

Interesting. We only discriminate against white males in this country. How dare they.

just Me

February 28th, 2011
10:19 am

This is about time!! But where is my ‘White Female Only’ scholarship? I mean, fair is fair! And, um, no…we don’t have 11 months (March is Women’s History month if you didn’t know) and 500 channels….just a couple of channels and they are run by a black woman!

MVU

February 28th, 2011
10:20 am

Morehouse did have a white valedictorian, the only problem was that according to the article in the AJC the powers that be at Morehouse did not know he was white when he was accepted wonder what would have happened if they did???

George Mathis

February 28th, 2011
10:20 am

I am a moron.

Lett

February 28th, 2011
10:20 am

MB- Your ignorance is showing; anyone can attend Morehouse, which was established at a time when Blacks COULD NOT attend places like UGA and GT.

MB Ignorant

February 28th, 2011
10:22 am

To MB,

You’re ignorant. There are no blacks-only schools. I’m sure I don’t have to give a history lesson to why these institutions were created.

fair4fair

February 28th, 2011
10:22 am

coming from a black man; this is a non issue non story. There are some white males who really need to cash to complete their classes.

Rafael Good

February 28th, 2011
10:23 am

As previous posters said, HBCUs like Morehouse are not BLACK ONLY 2008 there was a White Valedictorian. They are just historically the ONLY schools that BLACKS could attend so they have been labeled as a HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. In my time at Morehouse I saw Whites, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and Middle Easterns attend my school. I do not personally see anything wrong with this scholarship I mean if you are a fourth white you are eligible, so techincally it is not WHITES ONLY. Some of the comments here are pretty ignorant and show that America really has a LONG way to go.

Walt

February 28th, 2011
10:24 am

Morehouse, Spelman, and other HBCU’s (Historicall Black Colleges & Universities) are not “Black-only” schools. Over 35,000 white students attend HBCU’s across America. This represents roughly 17% of the HBCU population.

CharlesTheGreot

February 28th, 2011
10:25 am

Not a once time in this article did I hear anything about someone being against this scholarship. Some ignorant white folks assumed there would be a backlash but no one cares! Save your racist uneducated comments for another post. White people wake up, you cant stop change.

downtowner

February 28th, 2011
10:25 am

Please note, y’all: “applicants only need to be ‘25 percent Caucasian.’ ” That would include the majority of African Americans! Hilarious!

Larry

February 28th, 2011
10:26 am

I think this and every form of segregation and differentiation of the HUMAN race should be eliminated, unless one’s race is a factor in a medical diagnosis or research.

Get rid of the NAACP, BET, “Black” this or that, KKK, skin heads, sons of the confederacy–anything that perpetuates segregation. We are all the descendent’s of the first Homo Erectus that originated in Africa and now, as Homo Sapiens, the only reason our skin color and other characteristics are different is geographical adaption due to exploration.

This is all really kind of silly when you think about it, isn’t it?

Sally

February 28th, 2011
10:27 am

I have to say, even though I don’t agree 100% with them, I do sympathize. And I support their right to offer these scholarships.

James Honk

February 28th, 2011
10:28 am

Hmm. I wonder how we came about having black only colleges.

CK

February 28th, 2011
10:28 am

Fair4fair, I totally agree with you…the media stirs up this crap to get everyone “outraged”…they only do stories that they find controversial…the average American doesn’t care…

GT student

February 28th, 2011
10:28 am

@MB actually, Morehouse isn’t a blacks-only school. While it is an HBCU, non-Black students are enrolled there. Do your research next time.

fedup_11

February 28th, 2011
10:29 am

Should be no issue. On a related note, just thinking about the Hope in Georgia. Would like to see the statistics of “not ready for College” recipients who fail to maintain the required GPA to recieve the Hope. That first year of scholarship is likely to be wasted on folks who are not performing. With all the attention on Hope falling short to fund, probably a good idea to make requirements for receiving it more stringent to better serve those who can perform. As my son entered college, the advising professors then told us 70% lose the Hope because of GPA issues. When budget is such an issue, prioritizing makes sense.

Corey

February 28th, 2011
10:29 am

Worm, you ignorance is glaring. UNCF supports HCBU’s not individuals. Individuals do not receive scholarship via UNCF. The money is used to help shore up endowments for these institutions.

We Need More of This

February 28th, 2011
10:30 am

It’s their money, let them spend it as they wish. It’s not they’re asking the tax payers to foot the bill as we do for the poor and minorities.

As a white male who pays $300 monthly toward my 35k education I can tell you that not all white people are wealthy and many are in financial need.

Fedup

February 28th, 2011
10:30 am

Yeah, well how many black only scholarships are offered out there? “If it weren’t for double standards, liberals wouldn’t have any standards at all!”

Q

February 28th, 2011
10:30 am

Larry:

Please tell Disney to put more than one African American on their station for my daughters to watch and relate to. Tell the Networks to add more color to their shows, and maybe I can watch them becasue I’ll be able to relate more.

And, the blacks on MTV and VH1 circus shows don’t count. They are a disgrace to the human race!

Ashley Lima

February 28th, 2011
10:31 am

Wow. Great comments here … (except the one about “your” month and “your” channel. Every month is “your” month … including February. And every channel is “your” channel … including BET, considering it is owned by Viacom — the same company that owns MTV and VHI [all owned by Sumner Redstone]. ADDITIONALLY, the term is HBCU. Morehouse is not a “Black only” school and actually has many white males who matriculate. Its is “Historically Black” … meaning it was founded for Blacks when Blacks could not matriculate at any other schools. The lack of Whites at schools such as this — and Spelman, my Alma Mater, is due to lack of White applicants.)

Anywho. As an African American woman, the complete opposite demographic lol, Im not offended by this in the least. At the end of the day, they are completely right. There is a scholarship offered to every other demographic.

Plus, its just a book scholarship lol. Its not as though the school is saying they will only accept White males for the next application period.

JesusFreak

February 28th, 2011
10:31 am

The saying what’s good for the goose is good for the gander sure does apply… Every other group has their own, exclusive scholarship so no problem!

Gordon

February 28th, 2011
10:31 am

What a colossal waste of time. Dont we have more important things to worry about? Why waste enery on stupid comments?

Fedup

February 28th, 2011
10:32 am

Hey Jon, look around you. Us whited males do have it tough!

Corey

February 28th, 2011
10:32 am

I mean HBCUs(Historical Black Colleges and Universities).

BravesFan79

February 28th, 2011
10:32 am

Awsome… now we need to push for equalization of “Hate Crimes”. If the rape/ brutal murder of the University of Tenn couple Channon Christenson/ Christopher Newsom by black thugs was not considered a “hate crime”… then WHAT IS!>??????

RadioLady

February 28th, 2011
10:32 am

Although there are HBCU’s; there are also non-African Americans attending them. Just because they say HBCU, doesn’t mean that only African Americans can attend. In regards to this scholarship, a lot of African American males can apply because of the 25% ruling they put on this scholarship. Slavery, and mixed marriages have already made this possible. So, now let me see if my relatives can get this money, on second thought, we can do without it.

ceemackin

February 28th, 2011
10:33 am

The comments I see on here really saddens me. I am a Marine that fights for your freedom and still its Caucasians bashing African Americans and African Americans bashing Caucasians. Who cares about what the specifices of the Scholarship are. If it helps a person to get an education and better themselves and this country, then that is the bottom line. If everyone stop pointing the finger at “Why it is?” and point it a “How can we help?” this country would be a better place. Most you really don’t have an idea on how people in other contries live. If you did you would shut the heck up.

BravesFan79

February 28th, 2011
10:34 am

John: just another pansy azz liberal with no street smarts and little real life experience.