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African-American Studies Prof. Rips Student On Whites-Only Scholarships (VIDEO)


Bohannan disagrees.

"First of all, I just want to thank him for pointing out the fact that that 'white folk,' his words, not mine, have no problem affording anything," Bohannan responded. "Right after I'm done with this interview, I'm going to go to the bank and say, 'hey, I forgot I was a Caucasian American, can you just go ahead and throw some money in my account, please.'"

Bohannan -- a student at Texas State University in San Marcos -- is president of the Former Majority Association for Equality, the nonprofit group offering the scholarships. The group has raised enough money to offer five $500 scholarships for the fall 2011 semester. In order to qualify for the scholarships, applicants must be 25 percent Caucasian and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Members of the group contend that they are simply interested in helping underprivileged students afford college.


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