Why I’m Leaving my HBCU part 3: A university not equipped to equip me

The HBCU is supposed to feed, uplift, and build you up spiritually. At least, thus says the sacred oral text of our people, and countless research articles in hundreds of databases. And don’t forget alumni testimony service, where they preach about the goodness of the HBCU and ALLLLL it has done for them.… Read More Why I’m Leaving my HBCU part 3: A university not equipped to equip me

Why I’m Leaving my HBCU, part 2: “All the Blacks are Men”

This is about black conservatism. Black conservatism ultimately privileging black masculinity as the only construct in need of protection. Because, under its tenets, once black maleness is protected then everything else falls in line. Need to protect black womanhood? Protect black manhood. Need to protect our children? Protect black manhood. Need to save the trees… Read More Why I’m Leaving my HBCU, part 2: “All the Blacks are Men”