Don't let yourself waste.
There are tons of scholarships available simply for being black. White people have to work harder for scholarships.
Find me one scholarship that people can get “simply for being Black” and I’ll pay you the equivalent of four years tuition at any institution of higher learning of your choice.
Literally every one of these scholarships are given to people just for being black as long as they’re not failing
People who say black people don’t have an advantage at applying for colleges need to stop the ignorance. It’s not racism, it’s stating facts. If two equally qualified candidates apply for a school, one who’s white and one who’s black, the black person will get in.
Literally none of them are.
You’re mistaking a bare minimum requirement for application with the conditions needed to actually get the scholarship. When you see a scholarship that anyone can apply for, do you think “Wow, they give you a scholarship just for asking!” No, of course not. If you even thought that for a second, you’d stop and think about how silly that would be… they’d run out of money really quickly and then have to start turning people away.
For a scholarship organization to give people money “just for being Black”, they would have to have an unlimited amount of money available. They would have to be able to literally accept all comers somehow. That’s impossible, and it doesn’t happen. Instead, these scholarships are competitive (often highly competitive).
Also note that most of the scholarships on that list also have other requirements for application, like “ Career goal must be broadcast journalism”.
Two questions, and if you want to pretend you care about facts and not racism, you must answer them.
1) How did you miss that? That is, why were you in such haste to prove that these scholarships “just for being Black” exist that you went and made a baseless claim that’s disproven by the first one on the list?
2) If you saw that requirement on a scholarship that didn’t mention race, would you think “Geez, these people will give you a scholarship JUST FOR BEING A BROADCAST JOURNALISM MAJOR?” Or would you assume it’s a competitive scholarship that evaluates applicants on multiple criteria, like most scholarships do, but it happens to be reserved for future broadcast journalists because someone has decided to spend their money specifically encouraging broadcast journalism?
Two things for you to think about.
The “fact” you cite at the end of your post isn’t a fact. You will not find any numbers that back it up anywhere, no laws, no widespread admissions policies. You say you’re not racist? You say you care about facts? Then go look it up. You’ll see.
You’ll also learn that the numbers not only don’t back you up, but they show the opposite. The existence of scholarships that favor students of color and the -small- amount of slots that are specifically earmarked for “diversity” exist because we white people have an overwhelming advantage. We have it easier, even with the supposed “quotas” and these scholarships. We get admitted out of bounds with our actual achievements and our proportion with the population. We get most of the money, again disproportionately large compared to our percentage of the population.
These are facts. What you’re spouting is just bigoted nonsense designed to assuage our egos by telling us that we don’t have as much as we deserve and that other people don’t deserve what they have.
I’m pretty sure I need a gif for this exact situation.
I realize perhaps a little bit of clarification on my part would help. I don’t in any way deny that there are a lot of ignorant and irrational people out there that make blanket prejudice statements against Muslims, but I don’t think labeling it a “phobia” is a good description. Generally we don’t fault people for phobias, we don’t get mad at someone because they are arachnophobia, we would never argue and yell with someone because they’re agoraphobic. Phobias are medical conditions, people that are often labeled “Islamaphobic” suffer from a form of ignorance or prejudice, not a phobia and just as importantly not all people that comment on Islam are doing it from a place of ignorance or prejudice. In some ways my disagreement with the term is purely definitional, not a practical objection that such prejudice people don’t exist.
I’d like to point out that phobias are not just a medical conditions. A phobia is just an extreme or irrational fear of something (perhaps best said as a fear of something beyond the point at which such a fear would be rational).
Let’s do a quick comparison between islamophobia and homophobia. Those who argue against something like gay marriage often do so because they are afraid of god coming down and punishing them if homosexuals marry. They are afraid that somehow allowing gay people to marry may hurt straight marriages or children. In essence, their fears of homosexuality and gay marriage are irrational. We shouldn’t do them the disservice of not saying that their beliefs are delusional. Any fears they have based on these beliefs must be treated the same: deluded fears are by definition phobias.
Now, there is a clear difference between islamophobia and homophobia. Homosexuality is clearly not a choice by any meaning of the word choice. We certainly don’t choose our beliefs, but we choose our sexuality even less than we choose our beliefs. In essence, homophobia involves an irrational fear of someone based on an essentially unchanging feature of their persons. Islamophobia involves an irrational fear of someone based on a belief system they subscribe to in at least some part.
Now, there certainly are good reasons for certain individuals to be afraid of Islam or the adherents of Islam. If you are an atheist doing nothing more than telling the truth about your beliefs in an Islamic country, you are disproportionately more like to be in a bad situation than if you were in a non-Islamic country.
However, we must also be clear that we are not speaking about all Muslims when we say this. We are speaking, when we speak in general, about Islam (and more specifically: the Qu’ran and the surrounding hadiths), a belief system, and not all the people who subscribe to their interpretations of it. Because there are those who do have the symptoms of Islamophobia, and would willingly target all people who seem even a tad bit darker than themselves because their hate has seeped into other areas of our life.
Hate can be justified. It just needs to be wielded with pinpoint accuracy, because otherwise it can react with fear and produce some very horrible reactions in some very horrible people.
I really have to disagree with this. Because let’s take a similar situation:
You are presented with two buttons. If you don’t press either button, there is a 50% chance that 1 million people will die, and a 50% chance that 10 million people will die. However, if you press the first button, suddenly the percentages shift and there is a 50.000001% chance of the first situation happening. The opposite happens if you press the second button (a 50.000001% chance that the 10 million people die).
No matter what you do in that situation, at least a million people are going to die. However, a small effort leads to a small chance of having a much less shitty situation come true.