This was supposed to be critical essay about Farai Chideya first novel Kiss the Sky, but this mess caught my eye the first half of the Lakers-Magic game. See what Kobe missed by not going to college? College...hmmm...is that what it is? This is the corollary to my post on the UDC-Coppin State ranking. This is counterpoint to America being the land of robust ,intelligent debate. Of MIT and CalTech, and the Ivies and sprawling land grant colleges pumping the creme of our youth into the workforce, researching the secrets of the universe. Of the real HU: Howard or Hampton. Of us, campus to the world.
This is the kind of stuff we value--stuff like SEC Football. So why bother penalizing folk for shortcuts, skullduggery, being a farm system to the NFL and NBA. Giving generations of ghetto boys and farm crackers hope for building mansions for their mamas. What hypocrisy. Worse than steroids and baseball. WE wanted the long ball, the cartoonish heroes. Worse than hating George W. Bush. WE dumbed ourselves done, ignored the truth and voted for him. Worse than Fox News and the Holocaust Museum murder, even. Let these universities alone. Let them do what they want. We all know it's bullshit. Watch the video report below, and roll Tide, roll!