Bake sales with race-based prices were just the beginning. Affirmative action protests are escalating. Now a student group at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island is offering a $250 scholarship for a white student who writes on “why you are proud of your white heritage” and submits a recent picture to “confirm whiteness.”
Jason Mattera, 20, who is president of the College Republicans, said the group is parodying minority scholarships.
“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.”
Ironically, Mattera received a $5,000 minority-only scholarship because he’s Puerto Rican. Well, I guess he’s not eligible for the $250.
The university is staying out of it. Shrewd move.