Our company decided to fund a scholarship and:
Preference will be given to women and applicants of minority heritage; if no eligible female or minority student applies, a total of two scholarships will be awarded to other students.
This blatant racism was brought to my attention by none other than my boss, who found it insulting that he (being a white male) would be considered a second-class citizen in the eyes of his employer. While this was being discussed amongst us, I took advantage of the situation, trying to recruit some of my co-workers to join me downtown with signs denouncing anti-white discrimination (though not, specifically, our employer). There were no serious takers though. One man equated such a protest with being neo-Nazi or skin-head. It was asked why it is considered alright to discriminate against whites so openly and to such a degree. My answer was, of course, that it is because only whites allow themselves to be trampled upon.