Uncle Luke: Grambling Protest Exposes Disrespect for Black Colleges
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke goes to bat for historically black colleges.
The Grambling State University football team’s revolt is exposing an ugly reality of college athletics. The NCAA and corporate sponsors do everything possible to make sure big league schools like the University of Alabama, Ohio State University, and Notre Dame, to name a few, continue reaping the rewards of multi-billion dollar bowl games and nationally televised games. But storied black colleges like Grambling, Howard University, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, have to grovel for the leftover crumbs.
The NCAA, as well as major corporations, should be embarrassed by the way they treat historically black colleges. They don’t have corporate sponsors. They get no bowl games to generate revenue. They don’t get any television coverage for classic rivalry games that fill up stadiums. And they don’t get any support from major corporations that are profiting from the black dollar… Read More