A black conservative activist argues that the president of a prestigious Massachusetts college completely bought into the agenda of her students and the “PC police” when she issued a controversial apology.
As reported earlier by OneNewsNow, Kathleen McCartney – president of Smith College, a private, all-female school in Northampton, Massachusetts – sent out an e-mail that said “all lives matter” in support of student protestors who were upset that white police officers weren’t charged in the killing of black men in Missouri and New York.
But Smith students complained that McCartney’s e-mail should have said “black lives matter” – which led to McCartney apologizing and explaining that the phrase “all lives matter” minimizes the “anti-blackness” of the high-profile cases. She agreed that black students at the school deserve to have their specific struggles and pain recognized, not dissolved into the larger student body.
Cherylyn Harley LeBon is co-chairman of Project 21 (The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives) and a former senior counsel with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. McCartney, she says, made a big mistake by backing off from her original e-mail.
“All lives do matter. We should be concerned when anyone loses a life – not just black, red, yellow,” Harley LeBon tells OneNewsNow. “I think that this is very unfortunate – and I think that she completely bought into the PC police and the agenda of her students.”
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