Posted on January 11, 2022

North Carolina City to Alter Scholarship to Remove Preference for Black Applicants

Sam Dorman, Fox News, January 11, 2022

The City of Asheville, North Carolina, will alter controversial scholarships as part of a lawsuit designed to challenge provisions directing money toward Black individuals.

Fox News Digital previously reported on the scholarships, which were intended for Black educators and students. The settlement with the nonprofit Judicial Watch removes racial language and instead contains a preference for first-generation college students.


“Our clients, a group of Asheville residents, including high school students, courageously challenged this blatantly discriminatory and illegal scholarship program in federal court,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.


“This federal lawsuit and the resulting remarkable settlement should serve as a wakeup call to those activists and allied politicians pushing the extremist leftist agenda to segregate and discriminate based on race.”

WNC Citizens for Equality Inc., which also filed the suit, had claimed that at least three of its members had said they would apply for the city’s scholarship if not for their race.