Last weekend Morgan State University celebrated its first full-scale homecoming without public health restrictions since 2019 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The event had a new take on old Morgan Spirit; a new rule for alumni and guests to be off the campus by 7 p.m., a perfect fall sunset in Charm City.
I don’t get it. You have hundreds of criminologists, law enforcement, politicians, community “leaders”, ministers, etc. who have collectively failed to fix Baltimore’s chronic high levels of violence for decades, so what exactly should this president be doing to fix it?
All skin folk ain’t kin folk. Without a strategy to address that reality (including the student population), schools in these “urban” environments will continue to experience these periodic acts of brutality until the surrounding communities gentrify and the problem class is displaced. It may be tone deaf, but fact is we can’t afford and shouldn’t tolerate lazy people not using trash cans and leaving our campus looking a mess.