Minority Scholarships: Where Has All the Money Gone?

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Title

Minority Scholarships: Where Has All the Money Gone?

Subject

This article addresses the lack of black students enrolled at Occidental and the Minority Fund Scholarship

Description

Addresses Oxy's reputation as a multicultural institution and 2 assumptions held by the campus.
1) "Some people argue against increased non-white enrollment at this school because they say it would mean a lowering of the intellectual quality of the school."
2) "They felt it was not the appropriate use of student body fees, and might start a fad of raising fees for everyone's pet project.

Creator

Don Crawford

Source

Occidental College Special Collections & College Archives

Publisher

Associated Students of Occidental College

Date

1971-02-02

Contributor

Somer Greene

Rights

Property rights reside with Occidental College Library. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Rights Holder

Occidental College

Text

"Occidental College is a white, middle-class institution. In Marxist terms, it is an institution which serves to perpetuate the existing class structure. If you do not believe it ask any black or Chicano in the surrounding communities. They will tell you that you have to be white and you have to have a lot of money to go to Occidental. While there are scholarships for the enrollment of Minority students at Occidental, their numbers are apparently not enough to overcome the reputation we have earned over the years."

Entity

CTSJ 320 Culture and Community

Citation

Don Crawford, “Minority Scholarships: Where Has All the Money Gone?,” History of Equity and Diversity at Occidental, accessed September 25, 2022, https://oxyequitydiversity2014.omeka.net/items/show/10.