This story is shocking -- just shocking.
Except, of course, that it isn't shocking at all.
After all, hypocrisy from "civil rights" organizations is so common place that it is expected and accepted enough to not even be commented upon.
But this situation is so outrageous that it is impossible not to comment.
A 17-year-old student at King High School in Riverside has returned a $1,000 scholarship intended for black students because he is white.
Jeffrey Warren and his father Rod returned the scholarship from the Martin Luther King Senior Citizens Club the night the teen was announced as the winner of the African-American student scholarship, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise.
Jeffrey, who has a 4.25 cumulative grade-point average, applied for 27 scholarships and won three others in addition to the award from the Martin Luther King Senior Citizens Club, which only specified that African Americans were “encouraged to apply,” the newspaper reported. School counselors were informed that the scholarship was for black students.
The club intends to change the language on next year’s application to clarify who is eligible, according to the Press-Enterprise.
I wonder -- will the Martin Luther King Senior Citizen KKKlub impose some sort of reverse "brown paper bag test" to make sure that they get a winner who is truly black enough?
Now let's be honest about this entire situation. It is racism, pure and simple -- even more than the situation I blogged about earlier this evening or the one I wrote about back in January.
When will the federal government and the various states begin enforcing civil rights statutes to do away with this sort of RACIST garbage? Since we ban racial discrimination in so many forms, why do we still stand by and allow for race-based scholarships to be awarded? And more to the point, why do we allow our public schools to promote such scholarships? Where do the Fourteenth Amendment and the various civil rights acts come into play with these awards -- especially once public schools begin promoting them and passing out their applications?
Particularly disheartening is that a group named for Dr. King is engaging in this racist practice of disqualifying applicants because of their race. After all, didn't King himself have a radically different view?
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Yes, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted to see the young people of our nation judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. The martin Luther King Senior Citizens KKKlub, on the other hand, is composed of racists who don't give a damn about the character of young people who do well in school if the color of their skin doesn't meet their criteria. That is simply disgusting -- and an insult to the vision of the man for whom the organization is named.