Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Study: White Students More Likely to Win College Scholarships

Yet another myth about "entitled" minority students busted:

"The report found private sector scholarship programs actually tend to perpetuate historical inequities in the distribution of scholarships according to race:

This does not appear to be due to deliberate discrimination, but rather as a natural result of the personal interests of the scholarship sponsors. Scholarship sponsors tend to establish scholarships that select for characteristics, activities and talents of interest to them. These factors, in turn, tend to resonate with students of the same racial background as the sponsor. For example, African-American students are much less likely to participate in equestrian sports (horseback riding, polo, rodeo), water sports (scuba diving, sailing, surfing, swimming, crew, water polo) and winter sports (ice hockey, skiing, snowboarding, figure skating) than Caucasian students."

Read more about unintentional rodeos and regattas here.

Meanwhile, "Wealth Gap Between Minorities and White Americans Doubles After Housing Crisis, Recession."


  1. It was definitely a mistake to include freedom of assembly in the 1st amendment. I hope we know better now than to let people pick who they want to associate with.

  2. If “we just like to stick to our own” is your explanation for institutional racism, increasing educational segregation, and why communities of color are bearing the brunt of this economic depression then god help you.

    "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich and the poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."