Phi Beta Cons

Putting the Shoe on the Other Foot

Boston University’s College Republicans have decided to award a “Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship”—for which applicants must be at least 25 percent white—in order to draw attention to similar scholarships that are set aside for various racial and ethnic minorities.
The Center for Equal Opportunity has actually been pretty successful in challenging these minority-only (or, indeed, white-only) programs when they are funded or awarded by the universities themselves (Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton, etc. have all abandoned them), but they still exist, so it’s nice to have them challenged and ridiculed this way.

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The New, New Anti-Semitism

The old anti-Semitism was mostly, but not exclusively, a tribal prejudice expressed in America up until the mid 20th century most intensely on the right. It manifested itself from the silk-stocking country club and corporation (“gentlemen’s agreement”) to the rawer regions of the Ku Klux Klan’s lunatic ... Read More