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If you’re a New York high schooler and interested in accounting, hopefully, you aren’t white.

For those lucky enough not to be, there’s a new program sponsored by New York colleges.

Nine top universities — including five public ones — are taking part in the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession program.

The plan — sponsored by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the Moynihan Scholarship Fund — will offer an accounting boost to 250 teens.

Per the official website, they only need to be “promising underrepresented high school students.”

The site sells the program as a “unique learning experience developed to expose” those nonwhites to “accounting and business careers.”

The nonwhites will encounter “successful diverse role models, in addition to an introduction to college campus life and expectations. The program is designed to teach students about the breadth and depth of accounting as a career choice.”

Freely apply, keeping in mind two things:

The student’s full legal name must be used when creating the Smarterselect account for the application. (Applicant) must be an underrepresented high school student who lives in the State of New York.

But what does “underrepresented” entail?

The site makes clear which races may partake:

Hispanic or Latino – A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. Black or African American (Not Hispanic or Latino) – A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (Not Hispanic or Latino) – A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands. Asian (Not Hispanic or Latino) – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. Native American or Alaska Native (Not Hispanic or Latino) – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who

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