Milo Yiannopoulous, the editor of Breitbart Tech, has launched a college scholarship fund for “the most educationally disadvantaged group”: single white men.
Tweeting out his reasons, Yiannopoulos said that demographics have changed the playing field as far as college admissions go, and white men are falling behind.
2/ US campuses have changed and demographics once considered disadvantaged are no longer held back by racial, homophobic or sexist bias.— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘ (@Nero) January 21, 2016
According to a study by Undergraduate Courses at University and College, low income white males are in the most desperate need of educational help.
Yiannopoulos tweeted that he was pleased to announce the creation of the Yiannopoulos Privilege Grant to help white men “who wish to pursue education on equal footing with female, queer and ethnic minority classmates.”
10/ We are pleased to announce the creation of the Yiannopoulos Privilege Grant. https://t.co/gdEfCeqBQg— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘ (@Nero) January 21, 2016
The grant will deliver 50 bursaries to white men who want to go to college and will be both means- and ability-tested.
Breitbart Tech’s editor gave an interview to Buzzfeed where he said that this all started out as a joke, but is truly meant to help a disadvantaged group.
“(The scholarship) started off as something that would wind up social justice warriors,” Yiannopoulos said to BuzzFeed News. “All of my very best ideas start as mischievous jokes because they will wind up the right people.”
“Young white boys do not have any advantages whatsoever and are significantly disadvantaged,” he continued. “We’re just trying to level the playing field for an underprivileged group.”
Yiannopoulos personally donated $25,000 to the fund and said he hopes to have $125,000 in total for the first year.