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The College Republicans at the University of Rhode Island (URI) established a satirical scholarship to ridicule the notion of scholarships based on race, gender or nationality.
It offered a $100 grant to a student who was white, heterosexual, American and male.
In the application, applicants were asked, “In 100 words or less, what does being a white heterosexual American male mean to you? As a white heterosexual American male, what adversities have you had to deal with and overcome?”
The committee then prohibited the group from awarding its “scholarship” and demanded that it publish an apology in the school paper. University officials and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) criticized the attempt to force an apology... Download file "College GOP group derecognized for anti-PC stunt"