Friday, April 28, 2017

Trump Must Make Good on His Promises to HBCUs

An NBC News OpEd

We are mere hours from the end of the first 100 days of Donald Trump's administration, which has proven to be an administration marred by xenophobia, assaults on the female reproductive system, and the confirmation of an attorney general with a history of voter discrimination and voter suppression.

And, perhaps one of the most jarring sentiments is the blatant attempt to discredit or erase the importance, history and impact of historically black institutions of higher learning in this country.

Following Trump's Secretary of Education pick Betsy DeVos calling HBCUs "pioneers" of "school choice," negating the history of institutional racisms, Jim Crow laws, bigotry and hatred that barred black students from attending Predominately White Institutions (PWIs), we are left wondering: will this administration continue to erase and demean blackness?

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