i'm interested in your last paragraph even though i agree with it to an extent. but you want to point out to scholarships committees that you don't 'write like white folk,' when those scholarships are going to be paying for you to go to an institution administered by 'white'/American systems, where classes will be taught and graded most likely according to 'white' standards, and where navigating the majority of other students will require some degree of understanding 'white' society? there's much to be said for respecting our uniquenesses and diversity, but stressing that you won't conform to the standard ruler of most colleges seems a bit like wanting to have it both ways. the same theme comes into play with your mention about the lack of a clearing house. yes there are challenges in applying for scholarships, but, uh, theyre not supposed to be easy, right? otherwise the money would just be given away. i know youre responding to chavers's point about not having enough applicants, but i dont see how relaxing the requirements to cater to the potential that an applicant's life is demanding is supposed to solve anything.
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 00:01