How many of you remember former ESPN host Jemele Hill. She was an outspoken supporter of Colin Kapernick that got in trouble for attacking Pres. Trump on social media in addition to other things with a racist tint.
She considered herself an activist after being signed to produce and host a sports show which is her prerogative, but mixing politics is why she had to go as ESPN was losing money and active viewers.
Very proud that my first magazine piece for @TheAtlantic is appearing in the October issue. Been working on it for some time. Here it is —> Why Black Athletes Need to Leave White Colleges https://t.co/orCDWF8UkT
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 5, 2019
Hill is a currently a writer for The Atlantic, a left-leaning publication. In her first article, titled, “It’s Time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges,” she argues black college athletes should leave predominantly white schools. Of course, this would cause a lot of backlash and controversy, which is why she wrote it, but, does she think this should happen?
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Some responses assert that Hill is “pro-segregation” or even “racist,” and those are justified labels when it comes to publishing a piece like this.
Jemele Hill coming out as pro-segregation is probably the least surprising thing I’ve seen this week
— Zach Faria (@ZacharyFaria) September 5, 2019
Nothing to see here just Jemele Hill advocating for segregation. This is literally racist. https://t.co/YXCBPECDey
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 5, 2019
In the article, which appears in The Atlantic’s October issue, Hill argues that black athletes help attract money and attention to “predominately white universities that showcase them,” while Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continue to struggle.
She writes that mostly white schools’ multibillion-dollar revenues have been built on the “exertions of (uncompensated) black athletes,” claiming that an elite black athlete attending an HBCU raises awareness of the institution, whose endowments combined are less than a tenth of Harvard’s.
She writes that HBCUs have graduated a significant number of black professionals, a thriving HBCU lifts up the community around it and finally, that some black students “feel safer, both physically and emotionally,” at an HBCU – “all the more so as racial tensions have risen in recent years.” [Fox News]
She would be better off advocating for paying players. There’s no way that every black college athlete would get a spot on a couple of HBCU teams. Many of these kids get their college paid with scholarships. Not a lot of logic put into this plan.
The thing she doesn’t realize is going to these colleges is the choice of the athlete. Maybe if the HBCUs offered more for the athletes, they might consider going there. It’s not about exploiting the black athlete. It’s about the athlete making a career out of it, and they chose to go there. They aren’t forced.
Maybe if Barack Obama and Oprah would donate their ‘millions’ to their brethren rather than use it to show off buying multi-million dollar mansions maybe these black schools would have decent sports programs.
“Navigating a predominantly white campus as a black student can feel isolating, even for athletes,” she adds.
“The flight of black athletes to majority-white colleges has been devastating to HBCUs,” she writes, positing, “What if a group of elite athletes collectively made the choice to attend HBCUs?”
What Jamie Hill is talking about is the Fisherman’s Paradox. She will lose. For every athlete knows that if they do not take the scholarship from the best school, someone else will. They, as an individual, will lose. The best move, as proven by game theory, is the best move for the individual, not the group.
To be honest, I’m am glad Hill was allowed to publish her views to educate those who still think liberalism is the correct path for America. If they do not learn how crazy they are from this, they are beyond hope.
I believe that as long as people distinguish their race from any other race, there will be racism. It’s Distinguishing characteristics are a person’s ability, maturity, experience, well … just about anything but their race.
People would be happier if we would stop trying to force utopian integration. If people wanted to integrate, they wouldn’t naturally segregate themselves all the time despite decades of trying to teach them not to.
Sorry Jemele. Your race card has been declined. Do you have another form of argument?
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