After she was disciplined by ESPN for repeatedly violating the its social media rules by attacking President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist”, Jemele Hill was picked up by The Atlantic as its new columnist. In their first column, Hill is continuing her controversial record with a piece calling on black athletes to leave predominantly white colleges and universities despite such schools offering enhanced opportunities and free educations to many players. Thus, players like Michael Jordan (shown here in his signature style from high school) who went to schools like North Carolina are not models for younger athletes but cautionary tales.
Hill announced her first column entitled “It’s Time for Black Athletes to Leave White Colleges,” and said she was “very proud that my first magazine piece for @TheAtlantic” and that she has “been working on it for some time.”
In her column, Hill argues for black athletes to go to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) rather than bringing in revenue for “money and attention to the predominantly white universities that showcase them.”
For those who want greater not less diversity in education, it is a call that not only would deny athletes benefits from these academic and athletic programs but reverse gains from desegregation.
Hill’s race-based rule apparently does not apply to non-athletes. She graduated from Michigan State University which is not only predominantly white (67 percent) but has only seven percent African Americans.