WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A former history and African Studies professor at historically black Delaware State University blames President Obama for undermining the education of black students.
“When President Obama came into office it seemed as though the progressive, liberal Democrats [had] some type of concerted effort to accelerate the removal of African-Americans in these schools,” Dr. Jahi Issa told Campus Reform. “Now under President Obama we are starting to see the decline of African-Americans in traditionally white schools. It didn’t start with Obama but it did accelerate with Obama.”
At the same time, Issa credits President Reagan with doing more to help fund black teachers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
“African-Americans need to know that it was the Republicans, it was conservatives, the father of contemporary conservatism, President Ronald Reagan, who signed for the protection of HBCUs,” Issa added. “He did that. It wasn’t the liberal Democrats and Republicans need to point this out throughout this upcoming 2016 midterm election. They have to make this known because a lot of people don’t know this.”
Issa made his arguments in an article entitled The Ethnic Cleansing of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Age of Obama: How HBCUs are Turning White.
In it, he states that under the Obama administration, more instructors at HBCUs are white and that African American studies are suffering a decline.
Issa warns that without a background in higher education, black Americans could face more discrimination.
“If it continues at its present course, the most democratic ethnic group in America’s 300-year quest for freedom would be aborted,” wrote Issa in his article. “African-American education will be destroyed! African-Americans as we know them will cease to exist. History can repeat itself and African-Americans can be re-enslaved.”
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