HBCU graduate: Trump assists with $85 million for HBCUs and I still despise him
Funding black colleges doesn’t change America’s history
Giving credit where credit is due is important. So as much as I cringe at the sight of the photo ops of current President Donald Trump surrounded by presidents of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the truth is he wasn’t totally wrong with his points during the final debate on Thurs., Oct. 22, for the 2020 presidential election.
“President Obama would never give [HBCUs] long-term funding, and I did,” Trump said, during the final debate moderated by Kristen Welker. “Ten-year, long-term funding and I gave them more money than they asked for because I said, ‘I think you need more. The only bad part about this is I may never see you again.’ Because I got very friendly with them, and they like me and I like them. But I saved historically black colleges and universities.”
Trump’s idea of helping the black community is equivalent to someone changing your flat tire only to drive your car until the gas tank is on empty.
“We enlisted more than 20,000 supporters to write and call their members of Congress,” Michael Lomax, president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, told Associated Press. “This activated army of advocates became the frontline of support for HBCUs, and they won the battle for our institutions.”