Well, the Democrat National Committee convention is underway in Philadelphia — rather ironic if you ask me. Of course you’re going to see and hear all the pandering and race baiting that has come to be the new American Socialist Party. As a matter of fact, knowing that the mother of one Michael Brown is speaking at the convention is beyond appalling. But this is what it’s come to, a party that needs to stoke the fires of racial division and victimhood. But really, who are these progressive socialists — perhaps a better expose would cause fewer in the black community to support them.
As reported by The Hill, “A group of historically black colleges say the Obama administration’s new loan forgiveness rules could put them out of business.
The Department of Education proposed new college repayment rules in June that would make it easier for current and former students to seek loan forgiveness. But several historically black colleges say it would “open the floodgates” to lawsuits from “disgruntled” students.
“In fact, the proposed regulation language could undermine the financial viability of a number of academic institutions and could possibly bankrupt less-financially secured colleges and universities,” they wrote in a letter sent Thursday to Education Secretary John King.
Currently, students must prove their school committed “fraud” in order to discharge their loans, but under the proposed changes, they would only need to show misrepresentation. This would lower the standard for loan forgiveness, the schools say.
While larger schools may be able to the weather the storm, school leaders who signed the letter said many of their schools do not have the financial backing necessary to withstand lengthy court battles. They requested a 30-day extension of the comment period, which is scheduled to end Aug. 1. The schools officials that signed the letter represent Bennet College for Women, Clark Atlanta University, Wiley College, Rust College, and the University of Memphis. Rev. Jesse Jackson also signed the letter.”
Now, why should we think the “first black president” would be concerned about historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)? These are institutions that have given President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama carte blanche to come and deliver commencement addresses.
But I just have to ask, do these two Ivy League-educated individuals REALLY care about what happens when it comes to the education of future generations in the black community? After all, it was Obama who cancelled the Washington DC school voucher program — whilehis two daughters attend the elite and prestigious Sidwell Friends School.
And so it is — just as with small community banks struggling under Dodd-Frank regulation — these small black institutions of higher learning are being driven into the ground by Obama. Apparently the only purpose blacks have for Obama and his ilk are to be driven into the streets in a frenzy to protest, and of course populate the new 21st century economic plantation.
Why would the left want future generations of young black kids to have a quality education? Doggone, then they can’t make them victims and enlist them for the welfare nanny-state.
We wrote last year about the charter school protest in Brooklyn, New York where the theme was “End Education Inequality.” And we’ve shared with you (avowed socialist) Mayor Bill de Blasio’s war against charter schools — namely one, the Success Academy in Harlem. And ask yourself, when was the last time we heard anyone from the new American Socialist Party talk about school choice, school vouchers, charter schools, and homeschooling as viable options for parents to seek out a quality education for their child? Nah, the patronage of the teachers unions is far more important than the child Obama told in Washington D.C. to go to the back of the school bus.
How interesting, last week at the RNC convention, during his nomination acceptance speech, Donald Trump talked about better education opportunities for kids in the inner city. Trump talked about safe neighborhoods and how prosperity is part of safe neighborhoods. I would further submit that a better-educated community is more prosperous, leading to a safer neighborhood.
But that’s not the objective of the leftist progressive socialists. They want turmoil as we’ve seen in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland. They want the uneducated whipped up by insidious rhetoric into a madness that ends up destroying their own neighborhoods and communities — so much for safety.
My mom attended Ft. Valley State College [now university]. My first cousin attended Tuskegee University. My aunt attended Morris Brown College [now closed]. My uncle attended Tennessee State University. My niece attended Florida A&M University. I had a scholarship to Southern University in Baton Rouge, but Dad thought it best to attend the University of Tennessee, which had one of the highest rated Army ROTC programs in the country. I could go on, but the West family has understood the importance of these HBCUs, many of which were established by philanthropic white Republicans post-Reconstruction.
As the DNC convention begins today, look and see this week how often these progressive socialists talk about better education opportunities in the minority communities. You can bet they’ll be advancing the theme of black victimhood. The words of the left say one thing, but their actions speak stentorian.
The Democrat Party has a very disturbing history with the black community, one of slavery, secession, segregation, and socialism. None of these “Four S’s” have benefitted the black community well — and remember that a Republican Senator named Everett Dirksen was the driving force behind the passing of the Civil Rights Act. Actually, the GOP has been the best advocate for civil rights for blacks — after all, the Republican Party was established based on one issue — ending slavery. The GOP was responsible for all major civil rights legislation and amendments to the Constitution for individual rights for blacks.
And when it comes to education, President Dwight Eisenhower was the one who federalized the National Guard to ensure Brown v the Board of Education was honored — the decision that ended “separate but equal” when it came to education. And so it continues today, the progressive socialist left still embraces the mantra, when it comes to education, that separate leads to unequal — but it does populate the poverty and food stamp rolls — and guarantee votes.