'Self-imposed segregation' panned as stupid

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

HBCU emblemA conservative public policy group says black athletes shouldn't be manipulated and pressured to attend a school where minorities prevail just to further a leftist ideology.

Writing for this month's issue of The Atlantic, the outspoken and controversial Jemele Hill argues that it's time for black athletes to leave predominantly white universities. Why? Because those athletes, she says, "attract money and attention" to those schools that "showcase them, while HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) struggle" financially.

Fox News host David Webb describes Hill's plan as "self-imposed segregation" – and labels it as "economically stupid, cultural suicide, and fortunately, not realistic." Demetrius Minor of Project 21 Black Leadership Network agrees, saying it's an "asinine idea."

Minor

"Black people – we're not a monolithic group," Minor tells OneNewsNow. "We have independent thoughts, we have independent habits, we have various backgrounds and ideologies and experiences. So we don't all think the same."

In addition, Minor believes black athletes should not be manipulated and pressured to attend a school where minorities prevail just to further a leftist ideology.

"So black people, and all people, should embrace choice. They should embrace various ideas," he adds. "We should not be dictated to embrace educational segregation just to prove some cultural fallacy."

Hill and ESPN parted ways about a year ago following her violations of the network's social media policy by criticizing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for his opposition to athletes kneeling during the national anthem.

Hill is a graduate of Michigan State University – which isn't an HBCU.

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