Boston University's Republican students group has started a scholarship for white students, to spark debate about race-based programs.
“We are trying to convey the absurdity of any race-based scholarship,” said Joseph Mroszczyk, a senior from
Fair coverage by the Globe, in the story at least. But how does the Globe justify their headline for this piece? It is:
GOP group at BU offers aid to whites
Couldn’t they have simply written ‘BU Republicans challenge affirmative action’? That would have been far more accurate, especially considering that (as the story reports) neither the
Brian Dodge, executive director of the Massachusetts Republican Party, said the state party did not endorse the scholarship. "Their actions are misguided and offensive," he said.
A national party spokesman called the scholarship "highly inappropriate."
How courageous of them both! A far more accurate headline would have been
GOP rebukes conservative studentsAnd yet these same Republican party apparachiks who flee from a discussion of affirmative action like Cowardly Lions are probably trying to analyze why the last election was such a bust for their party!