The College Republicans at Boston University are offering a $250 scholarship for BU students who exemplify “Caucasian Achievement and Recognition,” according to The Daily Free Press, a student newspaper at the university. The purpose of the stunt is to “trigger a discussion on what we believe to be the morally wrong practice of basing decisions in our schools and our jobs on racial preferences rather than merit,” the scholarship application says. A similar stunt was tried three years ago at Texas Tech University, where a student announced he was offering a $2,000 scholarship for white students from the “United White Persons College Fund.”
November 21, 2006
College Republicans Offer $250 Scholarship for White Students at Boston U.