In case you discuss to anybody who went to an HBCU, they’ll let you know that it’s a utterly distinctive faculty expertise. There are issues that occur on these campuses that secondhand accounts gained’t ever do justice.
I’ve seen lots in my expertise each as an HBCU alum and because the son of an HBCU alum, however truthfully, this one is a primary for me.
Watching what seems to be a scholar get crossed up by a college president was not on my bingo board for 2021, however I thank Virginia State’s Makola Abdullah for giving me the second of zen that I didn’t know I wanted.
After the scholar has a little bit of enjoyable with friends and a safety guard, Abdullah sauces this man up like a four-piece buffalo rooster tender. The prez threw the ball between homeboy’s legs and introduced it again so shortly that it virtually obliterated the defender’s ankles. I believed that my man guarding him was going to need to make a journey to the athletic coach’s workplace on campus for a second.
Fortunately, the scholar didn’t obtain any additional embarrassment by falling. What makes this so humorous is that I’ve met Abdullah a number of occasions earlier than, and he all the time appeared like such a stable dude who actually cares about his college students, however I by no means knew he was able to utilizing college students like this for his personal private And 1 Mixtape.
You gotta have a special mentality to come back straight out the workplace with no stretching or warm-up and cross a person on the road — that’s next-level savagery.
It’s all the time nice to see college presidents interacting with and forging connections to their college students and group. I simply know that my man guarding Abdullah needs the prez would have taken it a bit simpler on him throughout that one-on-one.
Daniel Elton, senior editor at Wahu Times, writes about politics and policy with a focus on climate advocacy. Daniel previously at the New Republic and, and Self. Daniel can be reached by email.