It really bugs me
That when looking for scholarships on my schools website and many other places, that there are SO MANY that are only open to African American students.
Now, don’t take that the wrong way, but
It seems like every scholarship I look at sounds all great and totally applicable until the last line states that either an African American person would be preferred, or that it is only open to Hispanic or African American students.
Yes, i DO understand that statistically, both groups of people typically make less money and are in the lower portion of our society’s financial bracket, but just because my skin is white does not mean that I don’t struggle too.
Just because I am white does not mean that I am rich.
Just because I am white does not mean that my family doesn’t need a little help paying for my education.
Just because i’m white, does not mean that my parents have an educational background.
Just because I’m white doesn’t mean that my family does not work in shitty service jobs.
Just because I’m white, doesn’t mean that my family doesn’t get knocked down too.
I can only imagine how much more frustrating and scary it is for students who are paying for themselves to get an education.
Education should be so much more simple, and affordable, for everyone.
and JESUS, I wish I didn’t have to call myself a color because we all know DAMN well that people that are not “of color” they say, are not f-ing white.
I’m a wonderful shade of light human, if you ask me.
a rant. by me.