When you are so far-left that you end up in the far-right…
IF you identify as a progressive, you can literally call for race-based segregation and instead of being called a stone-cold racist and being ‘canceled’, turns out you can get a feature column in The Atlantic
In a piece for the magazine’s October issue, far-left activist Jemele Hill insists that black athletes are doing black people no good by allowing “white colleges” to use the student’s athletes to raise funds to benefit white schools. Hill suggests that black athletes should only go to black colleges in order to keep the money for their own…you know segregation, the same thing we fought against as a country.
Black athletes have attracted money and attention to the predominantly white universities that showcase them. Meanwhile, black colleges are struggling. Alabama’s athletic department generated $174 million in the 2016–17 school year, whereas the HBCU that generated the most money from athletics that year, Prairie View A&M, brought in less than $18 million. Beyond sports, the average HBCU endowment is only one-eighth that of the average predominantly white school; taken together, all of the HBCU endowments combined make up less than a tenth of Harvard’s.
Bringing elite athletic talent back to black colleges would have potent downstream effects. It would boost HBCU revenues and endowments; stimulate the economy of the black communities in which many of these schools are embedded; amplify the power of black coaches, who are often excluded from prominent positions at predominantly white institutions; and bring the benefits of black labor back to black people.
Racial supremacists are very much against the idea of races intermingling with one another. In the 1960s, racist white people fought to have blacks segregated from white schools and in current-day America, Jemele Hill is advocating for exactly what they wanted.