I don’t have a lot of time today due to needing to completely rewrite my sermon so I will make this one very brief. What would you do in this situation?
My Hispanic surname is from my adoptive, now deceased, father. Since childhood I was told I was Hispanic. And unlike my blue-eyed, sandy-haired mother, I have dark hair and dark eyes and look Hispanic. This is the ethnicity that’s been checked off for me on all school and other forms. My parents always told me this might give me an edge for college admissions or some government jobs. I have recently found out I’m not Hispanic. My mother told me my biological father was Mediterranean, maybe Armenian. I make good grades and was accepted into a good college on my own merits. I’ve been offered a substantial financial scholarship available only for Hispanic students. Is it ethical to take it?
This is a good one to think about because we live in a time when truth is relative, well actually everything is relative. We also live in a time where comfort reigns supreme over most everything and entitlements are just that, entitlements. What is your counsel to this young lady and why? After you finish thinking it through go to the actual story and see what counsel she did receive.