Bill Gates scholarship excludes people of pallor

As discussed by Rob Sanchez at the Vdare blog, the $1 billion Gates Millennium Scholarship fund is off limits for Caucasians. In order to apply for the scholarship, a person must be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States, and must be “African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American.” Off hand, does anyone know the legality of that? Are there federal laws prohibiting racial discrimination in private scholarships?

The reader who told me about the Gates story says that “white people should not use Microsoft products. MS Office can be replaced by Open Office. PCs running Windows can be replaced by machines running Unix and Mac OS X which are superior to Windows.” First of all, the Gates Foundation is an entirely separate entity from Microsoft. Second, those other companies and operating systems are also left wing and anti-white. The most popular Linux operating system at present is Ubuntu, a name that conveys a message that is about white-friendly as Kwanzaa. And is there any company in America more politically correct than Apple, with its ubiquitous logo a half-eaten piece of food that symbolizes man’s rebellion against God? When Eric Voegelin wrote in 1952 that gnosticism is not just a trend in our civilization, but the very nature of modernity, he knew what he was talking about.

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Mike writes:

This has always been a particularly odious and exemplary issue for me.

I find especially contemptible the listing of all nonwhite groups, when “whites need not apply” would have been sufficient, and substantially more honest. If I may trot out my hobby horse, note that the endowment was created by the “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation”—Bill Gates, who revolutionized personal computers and became the world’s richest man, and Melinda Gates whose sole accomplishment in life is marrying Bill Gates. I would have to imagine that since Bill left Harvard early, while Melinda stayed at university for a postgraduate degree, that this femarxist institution was mostly her idea.

Paulus writes:

I like your latest entry, “Bill Gates scholarship excludes people of pallor.”

I took the liberty of pointing it out at my blogsite in the entry entitled, “Apple Computer.”

I never before drew a connection between the Apple logo and the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and our parents’ first sin. Fascinating.

This may all be a coincidence. But personally, I doubt it. Maybe one of my readers will prove me wrong.

Keep up the good work. I don’t always agree with you, but you do ask hard questions and you do point out things that all the right—er, I mean left—thinking people would rather bury in the sand.

In Caritate Christi,

Fiat Voluntas Dei
Ave Maria, Gratia Plena, Dominus Tecum

Carol Iannone replies to Paul C.:
Go look at the Apple stores, the one on Fifth Avenue or the one on Broadway near Lincoln Center. With the big bitten apple suspended above a cavernous brightly lit space holding all these people absorbed in computers, it looks like some futuristic fantasy about world domination.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 03, 2010 12:54 AM | Send

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