Writer Jemele Hill recently penned an Atlantic article that asked if prominent black athletes were better off attending historically black universities. She argued that high profile college athletes generate big money for the schools they attend. With some HBCU’s struggling, star players could help bring in a needed influx of cash. HBCU’s accept students of all races.
Many conservatives were upset with the content of Hill’s piece, referring to it as a call for resegregation. Fox News host Laura Ingraham invited long-time NFL Tight End Ben Watson on her show to discuss the piece. Ingraham ended up cutting the interview short when the player said that he agreed with Hill’s article and explained why.
When asked about his feelings on the piece, Watson said, ” What [Hill] was saying was simply, if we are trying to pump money and revenue into some of these communities that there is still this big disparity, this may be a way to do it. Obviously that’s in a vacuum, there are other factors that figure into that, but when you read her argument, she lays it out very cleanly and it’s actually something that I agree with.”
Welp, this definitely did not go as planned for Laura Ingraham. pic.twitter.com/aUPpf1mUsz
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 10, 2019
A clearly annoyed Ingraham argued, “That’s re-segregating the country. Why do we want that?” Watson countered, “Segregation, as you know, is government-mandated. This is not segregation. If you read the article.” Ingraham claimed she read the article and went to a commercial.
Shortly after the interview, Jemele Hill weighed on on the segment. She tweeted, “What’s so hilarious about this is that on an almost nightly basis Laura Ingraham b*tches and complains about how white people are being replaced, and how diversity is bad for America.”
What’s so hilarious about this is that on an almost nightly basis Laura Ingraham bitches and complains about how white people are being replaced, and how diversity is bad for America.
Then suddenly … https://t.co/3qTPmF8laV
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 10, 2019