Trump’s election is an opportunity for HBCUs, if they can take it
Recently I watched a short video by Lavell Crump, better known as the rapper David Banner. In his postelection reflection, he urged his fans not to panic about the results. He then offered what some might perceive as a controversial assessment. Banner suggested that Donald J. Trump’s election might be the best thing ever to happen to black people because there would be no excuse for their not engaging in building communities. He spoke about reading more, improving speaking skills, being more involved in the entire electoral process starting locally, and in general assuming greater leadership to speak about issues that affect African-Americans.
Originally published: November 16, 2016
Author: Walter M. Kimbrough
Institution: Dillard University
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed