Five days ago, March, 25, 2020, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund hailed Comcast as a hero for offering Xfinity WiFi to low income earners free of charge for two months. However, two weeks prior to that, Comcast successfully gutted the first civil rights bill, known as the civil rights act of 1866 by persuading the Supreme Court to rule that discrimination cases can’t be litigated unless victims of racism can find a smoking gun, which is like trying to find the word NIGGER in a batch of emails one doesn’t have access to.
It’s damn near impossible to prove explicit racism. Black leadership in America is fraudulent and needs to be examined with a magnifying glass because it doesn’t serve the Native Black American community well at all.
Comcast disables civil rights in 2020 with hate crimes on the rise and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund lionizes them? What am I missing? Matter of fact, what are we as a community not understanding about failed black leadership?
It’s no surprise to me that TMCF is also touting their role in securing $1.05 Billion in HBCU funding despite the fact that the bulk of the money will be diverted to DACA students instead of Native Black Americans. My big issue with taking money from an already underserved ethnic group of Black Americans (American Descendants of Slavery) is immigrant businesses don’t have a good track record of hiring or promoting Native Black Americans in their businesses or the corporations they manage.
Instead of spending this money on non citizens the Thurgood Marshall College Fund ought to invest more in NativeBlack American K-12, so that these vulnerable children receive better education and support. Use this money to hire people who genuinely care for this specific group and will give all that they’ve got to ensure that this group’s children are well supported in their growth to becoming fully functioning and productive community members.
I’m not sorry that I don’t trust the immigrant population to help uplift the Native Black American community. There’s no historical proof that says I’m wrong.
Harry L Williams is the president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and he’s worked with Cory Booker, Karen Bass, and others who’s main goal in securing HBCU funding from the CARES ACT (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) is to pass that money onto the 800,000 DACA students now flooding to Historically Black Colleges.
The Native Black American community would be wise to read what’s in the CARES ACT so they can see for themselves what’s in the bill, who benefits, and who doesn’t. All I’ve seen after reading the first 100 pages is American Descendants of Slavery will get next to nothing except an empty cart. Leave it up to black leadership in America to secure nothing for American Descendants of Slavery while leaving us to foot the bill for everyone else’s benefit.