I paid tuition today. I had to pay the full tuition because I can't get a scholarship. Never mind that I have a 4.0 in Graduate School, I was told that is of little consequence when I went to the scholarship office today. After the lady asked if I was an incoming freshmen (yeah awesome- my self esteem went down a few more points, thanks) she then asked if I qualified for any of the minority student scholarships. Um what do you think lady? You color blind too? I told her that I am one of a handful of females in my entire program, that I work, that my parents didn't graduate from college, that I was raised on the streets by wolves but it didn't matter. She stamped my profile 'whitey' and then slammed the door on my 18-year-old looking face. Grrrr. I'm not asking for full tuition. I'm not asking for much, just a little help would be nice. I've got bills ya'll and I'm not talkin' dolla bills.
"...but by the content of their character."
She probably didn't celebrate MLK day yesterday.