Don’t Relegate LGBT People to the Margins

Don’t Relegate LGBT People to the Margins

Bravo, Eric, bravo. And kudos to Diverse for broaching the subject in the first place (see “HBCUs Have a Responsibility to LGBT Students,” May 17).

Not only are there idealistic and economic reasons for promoting the well-being of LGBT students of color on campuses, but there is a sociopolitical one as well: African-Americans can’t afford to throw away or disregard talents and skills that could benefit Black communities everywhere. Socially conservative Black folk have been particularly short-sighted by relegating Black LGBT people to the margins. Why not do everything possible to nurture the next generation of beneficial Black leadership from all positive and talented students?

Cedric Brown



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