September 10, 2019
Should we Partially Resegregate the University?
In the October 2019 Issue of the Atlantic, Jemele Hill makes a plea for black athletes to abandon the large-dollar athletic programs in prestigious, mostly white universities and populate the teams of Historic Black Colleges and Universities (HCBUs). She feels that the amount of money gained from media contracts of divers sorts would be a highly welcome infusion of cash to those institutions that have served the black community so well over the years. She then states: Despite constituting only 3 percent of four-year colleges in the country HBCUs have produced 80 percent of the black judges, 50 percent of the black lawyers, 50 percent of the black doctors, 40 percent of the black engineers, 40 percent of the black members of Congress, and 13 percent of the black CEOs in America today. (They have also produced this election cycle’s only black female candidate for the U.S. presidency: Kamala Harris is a 1986 graduate of Howard University.) These are records...(Read Full Article)