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Affirmative Reaction: Texan Wins Scholarship Exclusively Offered to White Males


There are thousands of different academic scholarships available for those in need coming from traditionally underrepresented demographics in higher education. But what about poor white males? Do they not deserve an opportunity to go to college if fiscally restrained? The Former Majority Association for Equality has awarded its second of five academic scholarships to Brendan Baird based off his demonstration of a high GPA, community service, sports ability, financial need, and the fact that he is a white man. Fox DFW:

While the scholarship right now is just a $500 check, the Former Majority Association for Equality plans on expanding their scholarship fund to $25,000 to another 5,000 recipients who may need the money.

"Right now everybody else has their own specific scholarship: Minorities, left-handed people, people who like the color green," said the group's vice-president Marcus Carter, who is black. "I don't feel the animosity of helping this group."

What do you think of the scholarship? Bigoted, unnecessary, or about time?

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