Jason Mattera is my hero. Jason, president of a Roger Williams University students club has started a $250 scholarship for white students only. The move is an obvious parody of Affirmative Action and the countless scholarships that are only availible to members of various minority groups.
To qualify for the scholarship, a student has to write an essay on “why you are proud of your white heritage,” and provide a photo to prove their racial background.
“We think that if you want to treat someone according to character and how well they achieve academically, then skin color shouldn’t really be an option,” he said. “Many people think that coming from a white background you’re automatically privileged, you’re automatically rich and your parents pay full tuition. That’s just not the case.”
The part of this story that really solidifies the point Mr. Mattera was trying to make is that Mr. Mattera is of Puerto Rican descent, and got a $5,000 scholarship because of his color. Well, that and the disclaimer on the application:
“Evidence of bleaching will disqualify applicants.”
Newsobserver: Student group mocks affirmative action with whites-only award
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