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Why does America give minority scholarships?

  1. Vandall8888 profile image61
    Vandall8888posted 2 years ago

    Why does America give minority scholarships?

    Why does America give minority subjects, but tells us that white people shouldn't think better of themselves because of their skin color? Whites deserve just as much of an education as anyone else and help included. If I moved to Africa or Asia I would not receive this treatment. If we are equal in this great nation why do minorities get better benefits?

  2. lisavollrath profile image95
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    Well, first off, I went to grad school on a scholarship, and I'm the whitest girl you'll ever meet. So, just to be clear, minority students aren't the only ones getting them.

    Having said that, traditionally, there is a statistically lower number of non-white students at most colleges. And a statistically higher number of non-white students come from schools that may not encourage their students to pursue higher education. Offering these students scholarships is one way to ensure that this cycle doesn't continue.

    I'm not entirely sure, given the educational and economic differences, that minority students get "better" benefits. They're offered opportunities to help level the playing field. They're not offered anything they don't earn. They still need the grades, and the drive, to get their college education.

    1. Vandall8888 profile image61
      Vandall8888posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Opportunities that are not given to white people. This scholarship is one that I could not because of my skin. If people needed opportunities or free money because of their place the middle class would not exist meaning that hard work pays off.

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      Stargrrlposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Some would argue that white people have had more opportunities than other races, and that is why they have affirmative action.

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    Stargrrlposted 2 years ago

    Do you feel as though white people are being penalized, or denied rights?    That is not true.  Other races are given preferential treatment because of the way they were treated by whites in the past.  Because they were not allowed the same education that you are entitled to receive.  These laws were made because these people were left out, and they deserve the same stuff white people get.  I don't see how white people are being slighted against.

    1. Vandall8888 profile image61
      Vandall8888posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Again, that is the past everyone has the opportunity to receive the same education now even if you are poor high school is free and there are other scholarships that provide smart kids with money. Every race has been enslaved thats no excuse.

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      Stargrrlposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Some people might argue that white people have had it pretty good for a while.  Just saying.

  4. Sri T profile image81
    Sri Tposted 2 years ago

    Because whites had  300 years or more head start over the other minorities in America. It's not about the skin color, it's about using the mind and becoming a participant in the American culture. They had laws in place to prevent minorities from receiving educations and opportunities to get out of poverty. Segregation just ended in the 1960's. So yes, it looks unfair, but you cannot balance that many years of discrimination in just 51 years. Also they now understand that it's better to allow people to stand on their own with an education than to be on welfare.  Look around and see who owns the most businesses or corporations. Most minorities are financially dependent on another culture for jobs, business or any opportunities for success, unless they understand certain higher mental laws.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 2 years ago

    Because the U.S. still has a racism problem. In an ideal world, everyone receives the same treatment and opportunities, but we don't live in an ideal world. It's easy for white people to forget this because of all the unspoken privileges they get (for example: not being thought of as a criminal when they walk into a store). So, from their perspective, it does seem like minorities are getting unfair advantages. But it's like handing a starving, skinny person a sandwich, and then a full, fatter person, complains that they didn't also get a sandwich.

    1. Vandall8888 profile image61
      Vandall8888posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      White people were enslaved like everyone else and are treated the same way. everyone has been treated poorly for their race thats no excuse

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      Stargrrlposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      White people have not had the history of oppression that other races had.  If they did, it was extremely rare.

    3. M. T. Dremer profile image93
      M. T. Dremerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      We're talking specifically about the U.S. where non-white people are hindered because of ongoing racism.

    4. Vandall8888 profile image61
      Vandall8888posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Racism goes both ways in the United States whites are the only ones that are accused of it thouugh. For Example, Zimmerman case he was called white when he was Mexican. Another one cop killed kid in Ferguson, but turned into white on black-_-

    5. M. T. Dremer profile image93
      M. T. Dremerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Racism does go both ways, but the point is that it is disproportionately in favor of white people in the U.S. This country is not evenly racist.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    There are countless scholarships available to students and most have nothing to do with race. There are athletic scholarships, academic scholarships, those based upon income earned by the student's parents, some non-profit organizations and various businesses also sponsor scholarships with their own caveats.
    The percentage of black students in college varies from 10-15%. Clearly that number alone indicates there is not some disproportionate opportunity for blacks. Most students regardless of race if they're not "well off" end up taking out student loans!
    According to an article by U.S. News  in 2014 it was reported:
    50% of recent black students had more than $25,000 in debt, compared with 34% of white. Among those who graduated between 2000 and 2014, 61 percent of white students and 78 percent of black students had taken out student loans.
    The vast majority students are not going to get a scholarship!
    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/201 … -with-debt
    Each state and the individual colleges have their own scholarship programs. You may want to check out scholarshipexperts.com or collegescholarships.org
    If you truly want something you'll find a way. If you don't you'll find an excuse. I have a cousin who joined the Navy to pay for college and today he is a doctor. Life is a (personal) journey!

    1. Vandall8888 profile image61
      Vandall8888posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My question has nothing to do with the fact that this is the only kind of scholarship its that this should not be a scholarship and the money should be for something else that everyone can have. Thats based on choices not cause they were white.

    2. Sri T profile image81
      Sri Tposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There should be no racism or discrimination, but there is. And what is it based upon? Why do they deny different races of people positions or opportunities because of their race?  Have you seen any Asian Presidents here?

    3. Vandall8888 profile image61
      Vandall8888posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No, but have you seen any white presidents in any asian country or a white one in any african country? You should not vote based on race that creates social problems look at use as individuals for who we are and not the color of our skin or anyones.

    4. Sri T profile image81
      Sri Tposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are right. But those other countries never claimed to be a democracy with equal opportunities for everybody. And that's why they are not greater. They are blocking ideas that could advance them if they were open to other races or cultures.

    5. Vandall8888 profile image61
      Vandall8888posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Democracy exactly if one person is better than the other based on who they are they should get the vote. More white people run for president nobody said asians, blacks, latinos, or any other race can't. Personality wins not color of skin.

    6. Sri T profile image81
      Sri Tposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You would think. But can a Mexican or an Asian lead the Republican party for a presidency now? I think you get my point. lol

    7. Vandall8888 profile image61
      Vandall8888posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No not really explain why they can't provide evidence cause I have never heard of this

    8. Sri T profile image81
      Sri Tposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Entering the race for President is one thing, getting elected is another! The whole media will focus on race. Can they get through the fire, the hate and win?

    9. Vandall8888 profile image61
      Vandall8888posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, lots of people voted for Obama in the last election and said if you do not vote for him you are racist, which is problematic.

    10. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Jennings, The majority of people don't vote for president based on race. People vote along (party) lines! If Herman Caine a black Republican ran against Hilary Clinton she would get most of the black vote. Minorities have and do vote for whites.

  7. TpHR profile image61
    TpHRposted 2 years ago

    If you want to know the best answer to this, look the Americans history! Did color people allow to go to school at a time? It because of America have racism back then, and now we wanted to give them back those rights they did not have. Again, the reasons you don't receive that much of benefits from being a white person in Asia and Vietnam is because those continent did not have the same things we did. One of those example is that, back then, did the black allowed to seat in front like the white people did? Did the black allowed to go to schools? Or is it wait until the 1900s? All of these are caused from the racism of our ancestors!

    1. Vandall8888 profile image61
      Vandall8888posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      We are in modern times meaning things progress quite rapidly. They should get the money cause they are smart not of a different color. It is not happening now so the money should go to people who are smart and not a minority.

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    Saire Schwartzposted 2 years ago

    I think that American gives minority scholarships... Or at least originally as a point here... Because minorities had a lesser advantage than others at success so we see more minority scholarships. Now, they seem sort of silly because being a minority is something that benefits many people.

  9. wingedcentaur profile image83
    wingedcentaurposted 17 months ago

    A better question is this: Why do we have to pay for higher education at all? Why can't we all have free college education, like they do in many countries in Europe? Why do working class blacks and working class whites have to be at each other's throats all the time?

 
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