Promote Hispanics Above Whites at College

American Third Position, October 19, 2010

Major corporations such as FedEx, Lowe’s, McDonald’s, Wells Fargo, Verizon, the Wachovia Foundation, and dozens of others, have all lined up to financially support a private organization dedicated to ensuring that Hispanics get to college ahead of white American kids.

The “Hispanic Scholarship Fund” (HSF) says that it “aims to put a degree in every Latino household by 2025” through its affirmative action program in college recruitment.

Funding for the HSF comes from a large number of corporations, which, according to that organization’s website, include the FedEx Corporation; the Mazda Foundation; KLASS Time; GMAC Financial Services; Lowe’s; the McNamara Family Foundation, Inc.; Goldman Sachs; Procter & Gamble; Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.; the Verizon Foundation; McDonald’s; Target; the Morgan Stanley Foundation; Nissan North America, Inc.; the Sallie Mae Fund; Wells Fargo; the Draper Family Foundation; the Shell Oil Company; the Wachovia Foundation and the UPS Foundation, amongst many others.

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It obviously does not concern these corporations in the slightest that their money is used specifically to exclude white Americans from support.

On the HSF’s website, under their “Frequently Asked Questions” section, the policy is spelled out in no uncertain terms:

“Do I have to be Hispanic/Latino to apply?” is the question the website asks.

The answer is equally frank: “Yes. You or your family must be descended from at least one of the following countries: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, or the Dominican Republic. Students from Brazil are eligible to apply. However, students from Belize, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are not considered Hispanic.”

The HSF says that it aims to “raise the rate of degree achievement [amongst Hispanics] from 19 percent to 60 percent.”

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