Reblogged from wickedkunt :
"WOAH. really?? Now, this is going to come off extremely racist only because I’m white. but why the fuck does everyone have to blame white “nativists”? I’m sorry, i’m a white girl who was born in america. my parents cant afford to pay for my college. can i get loans or grants? NO. why? because im WHITE. and you want to talk about racism? yes. i know that shit has happened in america in regards to race equality. i honestly dont think ANYONE should get preferential treatment."
Actually, it doesn’t come off as extremely racist because you’re white.
It comes off as extremely racist because you’re saying something incredibly racist.
Actually, you probably can’t get loans or grants because you’re not looking in the right places, or else you expect people are going to fall all over themselves to give you money. I’m white and middle-class as they come, and strangely enough, I had no problem getting scholarships and loans (federal and private) to cover my education.
Maybe if you weren’t so busy moaning about how all those illegals and coloreds are stealing your money, you wouldn’t have this problem.
Wait… is she really saying White people can’t get student loans?!? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?! Will all the White tumblrs who got/have student loans please stand up!
white whine at it’s finest. I know this may come as a shock to white people but you have to APPLY for scholarships, loans, and grants. You don’t just them because you are going to college. I know, I was beyond shocked when I found out as well.
white Tumblr here, had no problem getting loans and grants for college. just had to do my research.
Word. I’m white and, not afraid to admit it, almost getting a free ride in university. Obviously that had to do with my grades, but I’m pretty sure they didn’t look at my application and say “what, white girl, hell no.” Nor did they do that to any of my white friends. Ever. Sorry, just because you’re white not everything will come for free. Sometimes you have to apply, or get the grades, or write the application essay, or whatever. The loans are out there, but nobody will hold your hand to make sure you get them. At one point they boosted the GPA cut-off to 93% on our scale, and any student knows how hard that is to maintain. And instead of whining about how unfair it is, how my parents can’t afford my tuition and I was ill and I’d have to drop out and boo hoo, I spent 30 hours a week on my Japanese course alone and managed to just get by. Sometimes, you have to put in an effort.
White (Canadian, though), paid for first round of college (2.5 yrs) on loans - no research necessary, just fucking applied like everyone else … hoping to work my ass off in uni for a scholarship/bursaries (to avoid even more debt), while also rallying for more affordable post-secondary education for all. Because I think education and access thereto is a human right, and no one should be turned away from exploring their passions and pursuing their dreams.
While what this individual initially said is an incredibly ignorant statement I can understand the frustration from which it stems. In Texas where I’m from while there are many scholarships available for persons of all races the fact is that the ones that are more easily accessible (by that I mean the ones that you don’t have to spend hours doing research on/finding) are aimed at persons not of Caucasian decent. In fact at my high school they held 2 assemblies for those of Hispanic/African American decent about the abundance of scholarships that were available just to them along with quick ways to apply. When the rest of us asked about what we could do to find scholarships we were simply told to “Google it.” Of course there is still the option of grants but unless you are in dire need it is difficult to get enough to really cover everything. Loans are a completely different story because you can get a student loan through just about any bank as well as other companies and of course government loans; the only downfall there is figuring out how you will afford to pay those off once you have graduated.
This is just an unfortunate situation; one that I struggle with daily; but it’s not someones fault that there happen to be a few more opportunities for them because of their race.
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