The student government at Western Kentucky University on Tuesday voted in favor of giving free tuition to black students. The school’s Student Government Associationpassed a resolution by 19-10 supporting slavery reparations for black students in the form of free tuition and free access to the public Bowling Green campus. The resolution also recommends that the university create a task force to “assess the feasibility of test-optional admissions and geographically-weighted admissions,” claiming that some standardized testing poses a disadvantage for needy students and perpetuates inequality and “white supremacy,” The Bowling Green Daily News reported. “We demand reparations for the systemic denial of access to
Comments: Tucker Carlson is now interviewing Andrea Ambam mentioned in the article. It´s causing my blood pressure to rise to very unhealthy levels. Since giving them so much free stuff has worked out so well why not give them more. s/o
My daughter attended a private Christian university and they kept on raising the tuition. At the onset of her last semester, they raised it again. After several phone calls I had the opportunity to speak with the CFO. She said that she understood my concern and that the tuition was vastly exceeding increases in earnings. On the other hand, she said that a large portion of the increase was going to grants for students from poorer families. I said in no ambiguous terms "So, in effect, you´re making me pay for others without my knowledge or consent."
Without deference, she responded "Yes, that´s pretty much what it amounts to." My daughter finished her degree at another school.
I have no problem with ´free´ college as long as the school does not use tax dollars to pay for it. The college should not charge tuition, the book companies offer the books at their own expense, the professors teach for no pay, the parking, dorms, health fees and assorted ancillary costs are provided ´free´. Everyone involved offers their knowledge and wares for nothing. That would be free college!!
Will colleges large and small who agree please come forward and show yourselves....
Like a mortgage disclosure form, each university should have to provide a disclosure form to every student not receiving free tuition, which shows exactly how much providing "free" tuition costs them, as an individual. A separate line-item can show the amortized cost of their contribution, assuming they take the maximum allowed time to pay off their student loans. The cost should then be compared to the average starting salary of graduates in their major. A little reality, please!
Are the parents of the white students aware that they are funding education for the black students? If you want continue to increase the racial divide introduced to us by BHO, then just keep on keeping on.
This can´t last for long. In one or two years the school will be overwhelmed by an influx of new black students looking for free tuition. In short order the costs for non-black students will escalate so that soon it will become an all-black campus with no one paying tuition and it will collapse on itself. As Margaret Thatches famously said "The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people´s money."
Since this is based on the assumption that the blacks alive today, that will get the free tuitions, are the direct relatives of slaves and to make this anything but a one-sided racist scheme, let me propose the following.
Every white person that had relatives that fought for the Union to free the slaves receive the same reparation free tuition.
I had 18 relatives who fought for the Union and 3 who died in that conflict. They gave their lives so blacks in 2017 can have free tuition.
It seems to be a generally accepted idea that continuing one´s education at a college is a right whether one has the brain power or not, and that it should also be provided free of charge, the perfect recipe for system abuse.
Another case of liberals sticking their nose under the tent.Before long,whites will be the only ones paying tuition. I wouldn´t have a problem if they were majoring in something useful to the county but stuff like that is too hard for the to learn
This is merely moral preening on the part of the student government. They have no authority or power to dictate policy. And the likelihood of the school actually implementing a program like this is slim to none.
Too bad they aren´t actually learning anything. But they feel great about themselves.
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