Trump says federal funding for HBCUs is racist against whites. https://t.co/ElKh2nWdNi— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) May 6, 2017
The tweet refers to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and neo- fascist white nationalist Donald "Rump" Trump's statement on the omnibus spending bill Rump signed Friday. Here's what happened:
President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he may not implement a 25-year-old federal program that helps historically black colleges finance construction projects on their campuses, suggesting that it may run afoul of the Constitution.
In a signing statement on the $1.1 trillion omnibus government spending bill, Trump singled out the Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program as an example of provisions in the funding bill “that allocate benefits on the basis of race, ethnicity, and gender.”
Trump said his administration would treat those programs “in a manner consistent with the requirement to afford equal protection of the law under the Due Process Clause of the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment.”’Once and for always, the orange shitgibbon and his staff of redneck nitwits don't have the faintest foggiest notion what they're talking about. Here's Cheryl Smith at the United Negro College Fund trying to paint a picture for them:
Smith noted that the federal designation of an institution as an HBCU is not based on race, but rather on mission, accreditation status and the year the institution was established.” She speculated that the “signing statement may simply be the Office of Management and Budget being overly cautious and perhaps not fully understanding this important distinction as it relates to HBCUs, but UNCF needs more information regarding their thinking and intent.”
Under the program, which was created by Congress in 1992, the Education Department provides federally-backed loans to historically black colleges and universities for the construction of buildings and other facilities. The bill provides $20 million in federal loan subsidies in fiscal year 2017 to support as much as $282 million worth of financing to the schools.
Derek W. Black, a law professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law who studies constitutional and education law, called Trump’s reference to the HBCU program “rather odd.” (our emphasis)Odd is as odd does.
This could've been a clue earlier:
Who could've predicted the Trump administration would treat historically black colleges & universities with contempt? pic.twitter.com/oq9ig7BDGt— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) May 6, 2017
How could this have gotten by Presidential apprentice and heavyweight liaison Omirosa?! We don't think she'll get any props for this!