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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