Historians have penned SC State University as an institutionÂ where history was made.Â FromÂ post CivilÂ War through the Civil Rights Era, defining events that influenced monumental change took place on the campus of SC State University. History tells of the transformation of a people and culture within the classroom walls of SC State University where excellence in everything was the standard.Â A coveted degree from SC State opened doors of opportunity and allowed dreams to be realized.
Last week I couldnât help but watch with sadness the National Urban Leagueâs annual âState of Black Americaâ report being released at a press conference.Â This was their 39th annual report.Â According to their press release, âit has become the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics (including employment, income and housing), education, health, social justice and civic engagement. Each edition of the State of Black America contains thoughtful commentary and insightful analysis from leading figures and thought leaders in politics, the corporate arena, NGOs, academia and popular culture.
American citizens understand the serious economic impact of illegal immigration. In addition to Americans having to compete with illegal immigrants for jobs, the nation as a whole has seen a dramatic depression in wages as we import more and more workers to compete for jobs. Following complete inaction under the Clinton and Bush presidencies, Obamaâs policies have further exacerbated the strain of illegal immigration on the nationâs economy as well as our security.
Most people have either a mistaken version, or no concept, of what it means to be free. Freedom is the essence of what makes America different from practically every other country that ever existed. This is what makes America a beacon of hope and has made it, essentially, the promised land for practically every person seeking the freedom to achieve.
In case you didnât know it (and everybody does) our President is a part of the âopen bordersâ crowd. Open borders proponents believe âthere are no linesâ. When you look at a map, globe or atlas it has lines drawn on it which depict borders; where one nation ends and another begins. In reality of course those lines do not exist. No one ever took a giant piece of chalk and drew them onto the face of the earth. The Obamas and open borders proponents of the world believe that if a person wants to live here there or wherever that it should be up to the individual not nations to make those calls. They believe that since no one owns the earth immigration is a right and that migration should be unfettered, unchecked and mostly if not completely unregulated. Anyone should be able to migrate any place any time they choose without check, restraint or even monitoring.