interesting topic on many levels...
first...it's always bothered me when I see stuff that is blatantly racist, programs like the United ***** Foundation or BET etc...
Please explain what makes those institutions blatantly racist. Do the UNCF and BET oppress white people? Do they not hire white people? Do they organize lynchings?
you'd never get away with doing that other way around,
Yes you do. The NFL went decades only hiring white people for coaching and executive jobs. You even argued with me in that other thread that was their right and didnt see anything wrong with only looking out for white people and only selecting them for coaching jobs. They dont have to call themselves the White People's Football League, because its understood. If you are a majority, why would you need "minority titles" or specialization?
but I know many minorities probably think it happens anyway, just in a more subtle way. I understand the intent though. Makes it hard to say we truly want to eliminate racism when these programs are right there!
So the best way to eliminate racism is for black people to make themselves totally dependent and totally reliant on whites to create and put them in institutions when they deem necessary? That sounds awfully close to slavery and jim crow.
I like the idea of demographic based programs...as mentioned earlier...if your population is 50% white, 25% black and 25% other, then why shouldn't your programs try to match that a little???
The old "we're the majority so our needs should ALWAYS come first" ideology.
As for scholarships...I think they should be based on academic achievement and family income should never be a part of the equation. When I graduated high school, I was not eligible for student aid because of my fathers income, but they never took into account that there were 6 kids and that we lived very poorly. It wasn't my choice or fault that I had so many siblings!!!
I agree they should be based on academics.
People also need to be realistic too I think. I don't think it's reasonable for a kid from a poor family with average grades to expect to go to Harvard Medical School. Same poor kid with straight A's though should have the opportunity to get scholarships or other aid.
just my two cents worth
Not sure what this part has to do with the topic.