A group called the Former Majority Association for Equality has awarded a controversial academic scholarship to a Texas man. Among the criteria for the scholarship is that the recipient must be white and male.
The organization's president, Colby Bohannon, says he has been called a racist and compared to the KKK.
"We're not racists. We have no agenda for bigotry," said Bohannon. "We're not trying to take away anything from any other group. We're just trying to help poor, Caucasian males afford college."
The winner of the scholarship, Brendan Beird is studying to be a physician's assistant and says the $500 scholarship will help with expenses.
The vice-president of the organization, Marcus Carter, is black, and there are two woman and an Hispanic man on its board.
"Right now everybody else has their own specific scholarship: Minorities, left-handed people, people who like the color green," said Carter. "I don't feel the animosity of helping this group."