THE MYTH THAT “MINORITIES” GET MORE SCHOLARSHIPS DEBUNKED SINCE 5EVER
This is something that comes up time and time again like clockwork.Here’s a”just the facts” post.
Racists LOVE this tired old saw. The problem is that it’s complete and utter bullshit, it always HAS been, and IT IS THE OPPOSITE OF REALITY.
Caucasian students receive more than three-quarters (76%) of all institutional merit-based scholarship and grant funding, even though they represent less than two-thirds (62%) of the student population.
Caucasian students are 40% more likely to win private scholarships than minority students. These statistics demonstrate that, as a whole, private sector scholarship programs tend to perpetuate historical inequities in the distribution of scholarships according to race.
BUT WHAT ABOUT FINANCIAL NEED BASED SCHOLARSHIPS????
It debunks the race myth, which claims that minority students receive more than their fair share of scholarships. The reality is that minority students are less likely to win private scholarships or receive merit-based institutional grants than Caucasian students. Among undergraduate students enrolled full-time/full-year in Bachelor’s degree programs at four-year colleges and universities, minority students represent about a third of applicants but slightly more than a quarter of private scholarship recipients. Caucasian students receive more than three-quarters (76%) of all institutional merit-based scholarship and grant funding, even though they represent less than two-thirds (62%) of the student population. Caucasian students are 40% more likely to win private scholarships than minority students.
STOP PARROTING RACIST MYTHS INSTEAD OF ACTUALLY FACT CHECKING
So stop saying this shit. you’re just plain fucking WRONG. Also, racist.
Interesting information showing higher education scholarships given to students by race. Though, I wonder if this has changed significantly or will have it changed drastically by the end of 2013. I am also curious to know if more men than women are awarded scholarships Also, were does the LGBT community fall in this infographic…and what about a students awarded scholarships by identified religion?
To be honest, the progress made has been fairly infinitesimal, and when the “popular opinion” on scholarship awards is a racist lie, how much progress do YOU think is going to be made in a single year??? Honestly?
This is complicated by the fact that NEARLY ALL scholarships for LGBT students ARE ALSO OPEN TO “STRAIGHT ALLIES”.
I’m not sure how the cross-reference of the addition of “by religion AND race” or “race AND gender”, but I’m pretty sure I can make an educated guess. :/
There’s a huge gender disparity in merit-based scholarship awards, enough that there was a huge shift in the number of scholarships awarded young women after an audit and changes made.
I could swear we talked about you not giving away so much amazing content. *eyes you*
Most people are unaware that symptoms of heart attacks in females are different than those of males. Please signal boost. (Based on this post, information from WebMD.)
Memorize this shit. No lie. You would be terrified by the number of people, even in healthcare, who have no idea that heart attack symptoms present differently for females.
I first learned this a while back on tumblr, when I saw a post on my dash (honestly can’t remember if it was a quote, article, etc.), that discussed how many women don’t know this as a result of television shows and the sexualization of breasts.
To reiterate the main point: All victims of heart attacks on TV are men. They are the default because you can’t have the surgery or any other care for that matter shown on TV if it’s a woman, because boobies are bad.
Small influences like this, that grow to become so much greater, are alarming.
Best description of the school system in my opinion
From the comments:
If you asked scientists to design the worst possible system to educate masses of young people, they would come up with the system that much of the US has arrived at.
Drag them out of bed at 6am and send them home at 2:30, completely conflicting with their parents’ schedules and flying in the face of research that shows how much sleep kids need. Bonus points if some kids have their “lunch” at 10am.
Plop them in desks and force them to listen to adults of highly varying skill level who might have no idea how to hold the attention of 8 or 10 or 15 year olds. (In this case, blame it on the kids for being layabouts.) Even better, make these adults live in constant fear of unwanted reassignments, give-backs, or layoffs, especially the newest ones who may already be least equipped for success.
Convince the populace that teaching is a profession for losers who don’t deserve the middling salaries they already get. Extra points if you can build resentment toward teachers for having health benefits.
Resist efforts to identify the best performing and worst performing teachers. When such efforts are undertaken, use the most simplistic criteria possible, such as student performance on a small handful of arbitrary tests.
Focus all student effort on the material contained on those tests. At least 50% of this material should be a poorly-constructed, relentlessly sequential math curriculum with little to no articulated connection to the real world, and which ought to doom large swaths of kids to failure from the beginning.
Strip away physical activity, including gym class and recess, despite the fact that we know physically active kids do better.
Also, eliminate anything creative, such as art and music, despite the fact that we know these things are highly effective at keeping kids engaged with the whole school experience and getting them to do better in other subjects.
Cut budgets at every stage, from building construction to basic supplies, to the point that many schools are decrepit prisons with little natural light and not enough markers for the whiteboards. Very inspiring, very conducive to learning.
Divert a little bit of money to inflated salaries for underqualified administrators, just enough to get citizens to convince themselves that schools are awash in money and budgets need to be cut more. Make school budgets dependent on what citizens think of their local government’s performance on unrelated issues.
Then, when all of this has been accomplished, let the kids all go home for three months with virtually no attempt to encourage off-site learning or retention of previous material.
If your school is in a particularly low-income or high-minority area, this entire process should ideally be infused with an atmosphere of hopelessness so complete that people who haven’t witnessed it can not imagine the degree of despair that rules every day.
And 100x worse if you’re special ed.
And pose this system as the alternative for those who can’t afford ridiculously expensive (usually religiously affiliated) private schools as a way to ensure that only the rich can have access to a decent education system.
If you haven’t figured it out yet…..I’m a teacher. I work for the Chicago Public Schools. I’m going on strike for better schools.
People keep saying I make too much money. But educators NEVER enter this profession to make money. Don’t listen to dirty, lying politicians. They know nothing and would use the children I teach as canon fodder if they could (and do).
I’m on strike because the children of Chicago deserve good teachers, clean and NOT overcrowded classrooms. 37 students + 1 teacher = disaster.
I’m on strike because Rahm Emanuel and his billionaire cronies want to institute MERIT pay. If students fail standardized testing, teachers get paid a lower wage and eventually will lose their jobs. No considerations are made for children who are poor, in gangs, homeless, or have lost parents to gang violence or drugs. No considerations are made for children with special needs. I say Merit Pay for politicians not teachers.
I’m on strike because my students deserve a nurse to work all week at our school instead of on Fridays for 2 hours. My students deserve a full time counselor, social worker and audio/visual specialists. Right now…..these statistics show for every 1000 students in CPS there is only 1 counselor.
I’m on strike because Rahm Emanuel is instituting “wellness checks” which is in direct violation of HIPAA privacy policies. My body is my business not Rahm Emanuel’s.
I’m on strike because I’m tired of the corruption in this city. With 6 billionaires running the Board of Education. They care NOTHING about the children of the city of Chicago. Especially the children of the south and west sides who can’t even walk to school without getting shot. Emanuel stated that “25% of students in Chicago are destined to fail…I don’t give a fuck about them” to union president Karen Lewis during contract talks. I care about them, Rahm. I care.
This is a rhetorical question,
if this motherfucker doesn’t give a shit about twenty five percent of his cities future, what the fuck is he in office for?
In a bold comparative analysis of TheNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Jada Williams, a 13-year old eighth grader at School #3 in Rochester, New York, asserted that in her experience, today’s education system is a modern-day version of slavery. According to the Fredrick Douglass Foundation of New York, the schools’ teachers and administrators were so offended by Williams’ essay that they began a campaign of harassment—kicking her out of class and trying to suspend her—that ultimately forced her parents to withdraw her from the school.
In her essay, which was written for a contest, Williams reflected on what Douglass heard his slave master, Mr. Auld, telling his wife after catching her teaching Douglass how to read. “If you teach that [n***er] (speaking of myself) how to read, there will be no keeping him,” Auld says. “It will forever unfit him to be a slave. He would at once become unmanageable, and of no value to his master.”
Williams wrote that overcrowded, poorly managed classrooms prevent real learning from happening and thus produces the same results as Mr. Auld’s outright ban. She wrote that her white teachers—the vast majority of Rochester students are black and Hispanic, but very few teachers are people of color—are in a “position of power to dictate what I can, cannot, and will learn, only desiring that I may get bored because of the inconsistency and the mismanagement of the classroom.”
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I’m so freaking proud of this child.
“The conservative Frederick Douglass Foundation gave Williams a special award, saying that her essay ‘actually demonstrates that she understood the autobiography.’ They have also reached out to the school for an explanation of the 13-year-old’s treatment.”
“Starting Sunday, students hoping to earn the graduate degrees that have become mandatory for many white-collar jobs will become responsible for paying the interest on their federal loans while they are in school and immediately after they graduate. That means they’ll have to pay an extra $18 billion out of pocket over the next decade.
Meanwhile, the government will no longer cover the interest on undergraduate loans during the six months after students finish school. That’s expected to cost them more than $2 billion.”
Full article here.
WELP. There go all of my graduate school plans.
Wow. I seriously don’t know if I can go to grad school now.
does anyone knows if this applies to loans taken out prior to this year? cause if so i’m so deeply fucked.
The measure of a civilization is its compassion
Then this isn’t civilization at all.
That quote just reminds me of something I was talking about to a friend of mine not too long ago.
The classes in which I learn the least from; tend to not take anything from; or don’t learn anything valuable, are the classes that I get A’s in. But the classes I love and learn the most in are the ones that I get lower grades in- anywhere from B’s to F’s, and sometimes the occasional A. But even if I don’t get credit for those classes, I always feel like I’ve learned something important from them. Or that they challenged my assumed paradigms and helped me become more socially aware.
Because there is nothing as horrible as trying to set the record straight when it comes to real, inclusive, human sexuality… The nerve!
There is a sexuality class at my university where the very first week is just watching a ton of porn. According to the prof, he does this to “weed out” the students who won’t be able to handle the later material.
This class also has the longest wait-list at my university and is a fan-fucking-tastic class.