White kid returns black scholarship
A Riverside, California student garnered laughs from the audience when he got up on the stage to pick up his award. Jeffery Warren, a white student, had won the $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Riverside’s Martin Luther King Senior Citizens Club. Since the application only encouraged African-American students to apply, Warren seeing no restrictions applied for the scholarship and won.
The morning after the ceremony, Warren returned the money, which was then awarded to a black student. The group who awards the scholarship said that in the future the application would be worded more clearly.
Hopefully the new wording won’t just say that the scholarship is only for “African-Americans” or soon we’ll have some wise guy who is not black but was born in Africa going up on the stage to collect the scholarship award.