Controversy is erupting with the news that The Former Majority Association for Equality is offering a scholarship exclusively to white males. The Texas-based group feels that -- with so many scholarships geared toward women and racial minorities -- young white men are in need of a program specifically designed to help them.
Many see this scholarship as a fundamentally racist move that ignores the racial history of higher education, whilst others are pointing out the fact that white males -- especially in a racially diverse state like Texas -- are no longer the majority they once were and need the extra boost.
So is the group's scholarship a racist concept? Or is it simply recognizing a shift in American demographics and higher education?
Author, blogger, researcher, and former Wall Street (Goldman Sachs) analyst J.C. Davies is hitting airwaves and print to discuss these questions. Her new book I GOT THE FEVER (feverbook.com) explores interracial dynamics in today's diverse world, especially within five unique cultures: Latino, Asian, Black, Jewish, and Indian. And because J.C. Davies is herself white, she often finds herself a controversial figure as well, for discussing such racial issues.
-- Why some see the scholarship as racially insensitive
-- If she thinks the scholarship is a legitimate response to a changing America
-- If she thinks that young white male students are a forgotten group in higher education
-- How is one to approach racial dialogue in an otherwise seemingly "post-racial" world?
J.C. Davies' commentary on culture, race, and dating has recently been featured on "Tell Me More" w/ Michel Martin on NPR, "Radio Australia Today" ABC Australia, "The Mancow Show" w/ Mancow Muller, "Your Time with Kim Iversen", "The Armstrong & Getty Show", and in The Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, Metro, Deal Breaker, The Business Insider, DStripped Magazine, and Bridge Magazine. To book J.C. Davies for your own program, please contact Stacey firstname.lastname@example.org/ 646-470-2308