Zandar weighs in with yet another example of why
CNN TeaNN has long since lost credibility as a news source as they continue streetwalking for the NeoConfederates:
CNN asks this question:
Justin Combs worked hard in high school to improve his football game and earn a 3.75 GPA . He recently received a $54,000 merit-based scholarship to UCLA, where he’ll play football.In April, Forbes named Justin Combs’ dad, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, the wealthiest artist in hip-hop. Some say the family should return Justin’s scholarship, arguing that Combs should pay for his son’s education and taxpayer money should go to students with greater financial need. Other say Justin Combs earned the scholarship through his grades and athletic ability, and deserves to keep it.
What do you think? Should the Combs family keep, return or donate the money? Should students with wealthy parents have access to merit-based scholarships and financial aid?
Here’s my question: Why is this even a question?
Why indeed. The following paragraph is GOLD:
I can’t help but think that if Justin’s father was a hedge fund manager or CEO of a tech company, this wouldn’t even be newsworthy (and my opinion that he not give back the merit scholarship would still stand.) If I was completely cynical, I’d say this had something to do with race, but of course since Sean Combs is an extremely successful businessman who obviously raised a son with a fantastic work ethic and no small amount of physical skill, that can’t possibly be it either. Maybe it’s politics, but if anything, Republicans should be screaming bloody murder over this. Isn’t this exactly what they say the success story of a strong, intelligent black father raising a gifted son should be?
Well yes, it should be, but for TeaNN, it seems to merit questioning – can’t imagine why…