Michigan ACLU Blasts Central Michigan U. for Starting Golf Program, Calling it ‘the Whitest of Sports’
“Country clubs that have been the training grounds for elite golfers have historically been racially exclusive”
Has anyone at the Michigan ACLU ever heard of Tiger Woods?
Campus Reform reports:
ACLU wants college athletes to run track, not play golf, calling it ‘among the whitest of sports’
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is pressuring Central Michigan University to bring back their men’s track and field team, citing that the original decision as having “far-reaching racial implications.”
The ACLU of Michigan blasted CMU for eliminating the men’s track and field program, but then adding a golf program, which it contends is “among the whitest of sports,” Central Michigan Life reports.
The university had announced the discontinuation of the track and field program in May 2020, citing financial concerns related to COVID-19.
After sending a letter on May 4 to the CMU president, Bob Davies, the ACLU of Michigan sent a second letter to the university board of trustees on September 16.
“African American golfers are rare because of both historical circumstance and design. Country clubs that have been the training grounds for elite golfers have historically been racially exclusive,” the September 16 letter states. “Add to that the expense of the sport and the socio-economic circumstances of many African Americans, and the reasons for the whiteness of golf are quite evident.”
In their first letter, the ACLU states that track and field has a big impact on the Black community because it has “offered many a way out of oppressive poverty.”
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