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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 07:12 AM
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College Republicans at BU looking stupid - what else is new?
BOSTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) -- A Boston University student group is offering a scholarship for white students to protest financial aid programs in the United States that select by ethnic background, university officials said on Tuesday.

The group, Boston University College Republicans, told campus publications the $250 Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship was intended as a statement and they had raised funds privately for the award, which does not have the backing of the university.

"We think giving out a scholarship based on any race is crazy," Joe Mroszczyk, president of the group, told the college's BU Today Web site.

Boston University Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore said he believed the move was misguided.

more . . .
http://www.cnn.com/2006/EDUCATION/11/22/caucasian.schol...

My sister and bro in law both have degrees from BU. I remember them talking about how politically liberal it was. Sounds like it has changed a bit?
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 07:15 AM
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1. $250?
It's been a while since I was a student. Well that buy a keg?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 07:17 AM
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3. That's what I was thinking
Here in Big 12 country, it would buy a couple tickets to a basketball game.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 08:40 AM
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9. One textbook.....
could they spare it? :eyes: It doesn't look like they garnered much support for their noble mission. :puke:
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Hav Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 07:15 AM
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2. .
Yeah but who really cares what they do? All they want is attention and publicity.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 07:19 AM
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4. President of the group is named
Joe Mroszczyk.

What minority group is he from?
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 07:57 AM
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8. Sounds Polish to me...not that there's anything wrong with that....
I have a Polish partner (born in Poland) who also rages against the Spanish-speaking immigrants and black people. Go figure.
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 08:41 AM
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10. He should take that $250....
and buy a vowel. ;)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 08:54 AM
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12. Or change his name to an English one
:rofl:
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 07:43 AM
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5. 250$?
:rofl:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 07:44 AM
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6. I know
:rofl:
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Bullshot Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 07:52 AM
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7. I hear they're willling to up the offer to $252.
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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 08:50 AM
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11. 250 bucks bought a lot of publicity.
It would have cost thousands on the open market to get as much ink as they have gotten.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 10:27 AM
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13. I want to offer my own $250 Satanic Achievement Scholarship
Edited on Fri Nov-24-06 10:27 AM by IanDB1
It would go to any Public High School Valedictorian who offers up a Satanic Prayer during their public commencement address.

It's meant to be a protest against organized prayer in Public School, and doesn't necessarily need to be given to someone who actually is a Satanist.



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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 10:29 AM
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14. LOL! That's almost as good as racism-defending DUers! lolol!
Phew - that's some good shit.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 10:29 AM
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15. I don't understand how they figure this is a protest?
So what if they collect their own private money and select a white beneficiary? It just seems so odd, because the majority of scholarships go to white students anyways, so why do they think this is going to shock us?
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 10:41 AM
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16. Ultimately, the school can't do anything about it
If the school itself were caught giving scholarships based on skin color or religion or any other protected class, they would be in trouble for discrimination. However, outside groups are free to offer whatever scholarships they want to students based on these criteria. There are scholarships specifically for certain religious groups, ethnic groups, etc.

However, a "White" scholarship is just stupid. It depends on how one defines "White." In the past, people probably didn't consider Irish or Italians as equal to white Anglo-Saxon Protestants, and I'm pretty sure some people don't consider people from Spain to be "White" either even if they appeared to be.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 11:10 AM
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17. Recipients only have to be 25% white
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