Skip to comments.Pay $500 more in tuition at DevBootCamp if you are male, white, or Asian
Posted on 06/25/2014 8:18:06 AM PDT by reaganaut1
We offer a $500 scholarship if you're female, a veteran of the U.S. Military, or from an ethnic minority group underrepresented in the software engineering field (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander).
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You can give a scholarship to anyone you want.
Is this a private organization?
If so, they can do as they please........................
In general, no, businesses cannot charge different groups different prices. Either the civil rights laws should protect everyone or no one.
Have an educational institution give scholarships only to white, heterosexual, Christian, males and see how long before the federal lawsuits begin.
They actually do that in historically black schools.
Sure you can. Try offering one where eligibility is limited to males, whites or Asians. Let me know what happens.
There you go.....using logic and reason again.....................
Provided that the private business is not subsidized by the taxpayers (and none of them should be), a business should be able to do what it wants. If they like making money, they will come up with a reasonable pricing model. The civil rights laws are silly, as they assume that a business owner would refuse to accept someone’s money without good cause.
Its worse than that. They really aren’t giving “scholarships.” They are setting a price point and then jacking up the price on whites and Asians. Its not like they have some magic pot of money to dole out while keeping prices for everyone else low.
There are good reasons why certain groups are under-represented in the field. The cost of tuition does not number among them.
I am an urban public school teacher. A number of years ago, a received a scholarship packet to distribute to my 12th graders.
It was from one of Bill Gates’s foundations. The foundation offered tuition assistance to those 12th graders who were going to college as science majors.
But not every such student was eligible. Eligibility was based on your ancestral nationality.
There was a very long list. It was like a world atlas. Algerian, Sudanese, Pacific Islander, Brazilian. It went on and on.
Then I noticed something. There was not a single European country on the list. Even Russia did not make the list. Gates could have saved himself a lot of ink by simply stating: no whites.
I threw the packet in the trash. To h*ll with that sort of thing.
Some might say that I denied those on the list from a chance at a scholarship. That might be true. But the whole concept was unethical and evil from the start. I wanted no part of it.
a 70 - 90 hour week? they must be kidding
Right. It's a discount based on race.
It's like if I owned a night club, and set the entry cover-charge at $100, but offered an 80%-off discount if you were visibly of European descent. I would have few, if any, non-white customers.
You did the right thing.
Why help in the demise and erasure of your own people?
Maybe we should start up the United Caucasian College Fund... you know, “because a mind is a terrible thing to waste...” and all that...
And, you’d have the State shut you down really quick.
Who’s got “privilege”?
sounds like a good excuse for men to indicate on their application that they “identify as a female”, surely they have scholarships for that!
Thats true, but imagine the outrage at a scholarship intended for white males only.
Goodness, somebody would be fired, boycotted and have death threats.
But this... “no white males”.... perfectly acceptable.
In the current legal climate, if you say you are female (no matter what your genitals and chromosomes look like, or that you have a beard) then they must accept you as being female.