"Lincoln has a strong history that African-Americans want to uphold,” Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis and a committee member, told the News Tribune Wednesday morning, “and to put someone on who has no connection to Lincoln whatsoever, no relation to Lincoln (and) no sentimental value to Lincoln ... threw up a red flag"
Lincoln needs to embrace their past heritage but look forward and accept diversity just as every other institution is required to do. It is an HBCU but almost half of the enrollment is non African American. It is an HCBU but it is a PUBLIC institution, with public funding, and as such the job should go to qualified people. The statements reported in the news paper make it clear that only an African American candidate is an acceptable choice. Such as the only candidates for President were African American. Until the University becomes more inclusive and accepts diversity it will still be a name and not an intergral part of the Central Missouri community.
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