Blacks-only George Floyd Scholarship spurs federal civil rights complaint: ‘Wrong and unlawful’

The “George Floyd Memorial Scholarship” has been taken to court over charges of racism.

A conservative watchdog group filed a federal legal complaint against North Central University in Minnesota this week over the scholarship’s rule that only Black students need apply.

North Central University’s George Floyd scholarship violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits educational institutions from racial discrimination, the Equal Protection Project of the Legal Insurrection Foundation stated in the complaint.


“The George Floyd Scholarship eligibility requirements are openly racially discriminatory,” Equal Protection founder William Jacobson told The College Fix. “Regardless of the purpose of the racial discrimination, it is wrong and unlawful.”

According to Fox News, citing the scholarship’s information page, it goes to “a student who is Black or African American, that is, a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.”

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