Naomi Schaefer Riley wants us all to believe that there is no value in black studies on college campuses. In an article titled, “The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read Dissertations,” Riley argues that black studies are “a collection of left-wing victimization claptrap. The best that can be said of these topics is that they’re so irrelevant no one will ever look at them.”

She also wrote, “If these young scholars are the future of the discipline, I think they can just as well leave their calendars at 1963 and let some legitimate scholars find solutions to the problems of blacks in America. Solutions that don’t begin and end with blame the white man.”

Her unrestrained stupidity is a pattern of thought that reinforces the racism that continues to divide America.

During recent trips to Ivy League schools such as Princeton University and Harvard University, rolling out had an opportunitye to speak with several esteemed professors about the importance of black studies on college campuses.

Click continue to read their thoughts. –amir shaw

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.