We discuss a controversial speech by Robert Jennings, the president of Lincoln University. Speaking to students, he said women should not report rape in order to keep Black men out of prison.
We’re joined by Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; Dr. Eric Pritchard, Assistant Professor of English at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Lincoln University alumna; Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Stephanie Keene, Lincoln University alumna, intimate partner violence specialist and Lincoln University Alumna.
We turn to the topic of LGBT students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s), in light of last week’s news that Morgan State University (MSU) student Brian Stewart, a former White House intern, came forward claiming that the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity on campus rejected him because he is gay. Our guests are: Samantha Master, senior and Communications major at MSU, where she served as the Community Service and Outreach Coordinator of Rainbow Soul, the gay straight alliance, from 2008-2010; and Sultan Shakir, Director of Youth and Campus Outreach at the Human Rights Campaign.
We begin our show with a discussion of the recent federal court ruling that states that Maryland has violated its constitutional commitment by allowing traditionally White institutions of higher learning to duplicate programs already offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s).
Joining the discussion is:
Dr. Danette Gerald Howard, Secretary of Higher Education at the Maryland Higher Education Commission;
David Burton, President of the Coalition for Excellence and Equity in Higher Education, which was the lead plaintiff in the case;
Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies at UMBC;
and Scott Jaschik, Editor and co-Founder of Inside Higher Ed.
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