In the United States right now, the cost of a college education has gotten to be prohibitively expensive for regular Americans, enabled by the ease at which the federal government under Barack Obama and others allowed access to loan money.
Colleges and universities need to make an across the board effort to cut costs down so that a college education will be affordable to everyone. Instead, top-rated Brandeis University decided to play politically correct games by making one funding sources available to everyone except for white males.
Brandeis is offering $10,000 to students at its Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism through its Fund for Investigative Journalism. Wrote the Huffington Post about the scholarship, “The initiative invites applications from two communities: journalists of color and women journalists.”
The university attempted to back up this obvious targeted discrimination against only white males by saying, “Pioneered with support from the Ford Foundation, this is the second consecutive year that grants and matching fellowships will be offered to help journalists of diverse backgrounds — widely recognized as underrepresented in the ranks of U.S. independent investigative reporters — to report and write important stories about unreported or underreported social justice issues.”
This grant, which white males are barred from, comes with many perks. Continues the statement, “Recipients will also be awarded Schuster Institute fellowships, which will give them access to paid research assistance, the extensive offerings of Brandeis University’s library and technology services, mentoring, editorial guidance, and opportunities for pro bono, media-related legal advice from a major New York firm. The Schuster Institute will help publicize the fellows’ work through press releases, social media and the Institute’s websites.” Do you think this is discrimination?