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Yardie Skeptics Radio (S. 2, ep. 21): Away with the Rhodes Scholarship?

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"I contend that we are the finest race in the world and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race. Just fancy those parts that are at present inhabited by the most despicable specimens of human beings what an alteration there would be if they were brought under Anglo-Saxon influence, look again at the extra employment a new country added to our dominions gives."
- Cecil Rhodes, 1902 (extract from last will and testament)

The Yardie Skeptics turn their attention to the most prestigious international scholarship - the Rhodes Scholarship - this Sunday, August 31st at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to ask the unthinkable; is it time to abandon the Rhodes Scholarship? The endowment for this scholarship comes directly from the exploitative venture of Rhode's mining company in South Africa, where it was well known that Rhodes fully supported British imperialism on account of inherent white supremacy. Why is it then that this scholarship is so celebrated given it's very dark history? Should scholars from former British colonies turn down these scholarships in the future out of respect, or should they accept and convert the proceeds into a force for positive change? 

You don't want to miss this episode as we are joined in studio by Rhodes Scholar, and former selection committee member, Dr. David McBean. To listen to this episode live, or catch the uploaded version afterwards, simply click the link below. Join the live chatroom to to ask questions and share your comments or call in via Skype to talk to the hosts. 

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