Trump Downsize National HBCU Conference
The National HBCU Conference that was scheduled for the 17-19 as of now has been downsized. As announced Friday by the Trump administration due to deep criticism over him and his administration views on racism in America.
While the White House statement did not detail what modifications were being made, it did hint that the administration was looking to downsize Trump’s meeting with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBUs). Trump’s earlier attempt in reaching out to these schools, which were at times critical of his predecessor, but the Republican leader’s attacks on their funding, controversial comments following last month’s deadly white nationalist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia and his poor approval rating among black communities, in general, have strained this relationship.
“Responding to suggestions and feedback from many key stakeholders, the White House initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will modify its planned conference to best meet the current needs of HBCUs, their students, and the broader HBCU community, ” the administration said.
I'm not sure if the White House-HBCU conference has been downsized or delayed. But HBCU presidents should know better than to trust Trump.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 2, 2017
The new “goal” is to reschedule the HBCU Conference and create a more intimate setting with HBCU Week, where students and leaders can share their perspectives and the opportunities and challenges facing the HBCU community. If you’re a student available and willing to attend this HBCU Week, please consider going and letting that administration know that HBCUs are important, and cutting or withholding funding to our institutions is unconstitutional. Also, encourage your presidents/chancellors attends as well despite any ill feelings from broken promises, to advocate for a great cause which is HBCUs.
News: The administration is modifying the upcoming HBCU conference in response to "suggestions and feedback" pic.twitter.com/ykHaI8Zz8R
— adam harris (@AdamHSays) September 1, 2017
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