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Non-Black Athletes, Historically Black Colleges


A reader brings to my attention an article in today’s Washington Post about historically black colleges and universities recruiting white athletes to play on their sports teams. This reader flags in particular the suggestion (by a white player at one such school, ironically) that “there could be limits on the number of scholarship white players at HBCUs to ensure the schools’ and teams’ missions and histories are not affected,” and notes the likely outcry if the shoe were on the other foot and such limits were placed on the number of black athletes at non-HBCUs. Good point.  Still, in all the article is refreshing, since clearly what the schools care most about is winning, not political correctness, and the players just want to play.


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