HBCUs didn’t simply start because of unequal access to education. It was unequal because people were denied attending because of the color of their skin. To not say that first and foremost is whitewashing history to absolve your conservative ideology of any historical wrongdoing.
Racists are really trying my patience this week. Stop and Frisk was struck down in NYC and the last person I’d think who’d be sad about it would be a minority, Democratic Obama Administration employee and actor, but that’s exactly who is sad – Kal Penn. Kal Penn, Orson Scott Card, and Peggy Noonan are some scared white people. Except that no one has told Kal Penn that he isn’t white lately.