SC State Plays The Race Card

FAILED SCHOOL’S SUPPORTERS CLAIM IT’S BEING “DISCRIMINATED ON” || By FITSNEWS || This website has weighed in previously on the drama surrounding S.C. State University (SCSU), the chronically mismanaged institution of “higher” learning that’s been relying on unconstitutional taxpayer bailouts to keep its doors open. Our view?  All government run…


|| By FITSNEWS || This website has weighed in previously on the drama surrounding S.C. State University (SCSU), the chronically mismanaged institution of “higher” learning that’s been relying on unconstitutional taxpayer bailouts to keep its doors open.

Our view?  All government run colleges and universities should be set free to pursue their destinies in the private sector.

“Higher education” simply isn’t a core function of government … and even if it were, there is no excuse for subsidizing thirty-three government run schools (with more than 80 campus locations) in a state as small as South Carolina.  No wonder our government spends such a disproportionately high percentage of its budget on higher ed!

Anyway … S.C. State is the worst of the lot, dogged by rampant corruption, shady boondoggles, overblown bureaucracy and questionable expenses for its leaders.

But that’s not stopping its supporters from playing the race card in a desperate bid to keep the taxpayer-funded gravy train flowing …

A petition on the website alleges SCSU is being “discriminated on” by governor Nikki Haley and S.C. House budget writers due to its status as a historically black college and university (HBCU).

“Many students and alumni claim their public HBCUs are being discrimated on by their state governments, as is with South Carolina State University and the South Carolina governor and House,” the petition stated.


How predictable.  And ridiculous.

First of all, we’re not discriminating against SCSU.  As we stated above, our support for the immediate privatization of higher education in South Carolina extends to all government-run schools.

As for state lawmakers who are singling SCSU out?  We hate to break it to the school’s supporters, but these lawmakers aren’t going after SCSU because it’s historically black … they’re going after SCSU because it is a financial black hole.

Bottom line?  Supporters of SCSU need to STFU.


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Same ol' Same ol' March 13, 2015 at 10:06 am

Just wait, the good Reverends haven’t weighed in yet. It’s coming.

jimlewisowb March 13, 2015 at 10:07 am

What did you expect – the other 51 cards are either missing, embezzled or just outright looted

House of Cards March 13, 2015 at 10:29 am

Who wants to play a game of 52 race card pickup?

Bill Brasky March 13, 2015 at 10:55 am

Seriously. How is this news? Their entire identity is centered on playing the race card.

figures March 13, 2015 at 10:14 am

Entitlement at its finest. “If we fuck up everything, blame it on race, then demand to be given the means to fix and then destroy it again at others expense.” And if you don’t you are a racist.

just another guy March 13, 2015 at 10:22 am

Is clyburn Racist then? Is the SC CBC racist?

If you only really knew March 13, 2015 at 10:23 am

Colleges, toll roads, hospital systems, etc…..the buffets for the chosen ones.

English 101 March 13, 2015 at 10:28 am

I believe they meant to say discriminated against.

GrandTango March 13, 2015 at 10:35 am

Didn’t FITS say voter integrity laws are meant to suppress Black voters? Didn’t FITS indict the Republican Party because it has white people in it? Didn’t FITS qualify police responding as possibly “illegitimate” because it did not fit his criteria for being racially approved?

So SC State has some company, it seems, in playing the race card…

Bottom Line: these FILTHY, unjust, unholy and RACIST Democrats and the media could not get away w/ Race Hate, w/o Liberal-Tarians, and Liberals doing their bidding for them…

Racism is WRONG…even when the Black Community, and the Democrat Party are SATURATED in Racism and Hatred for their fellow Americans…

Most of FITS readers, like FITS, are the punch-Drunk Dumb@$$#$ enabling the ignorant and bitter to push this Bull-Sh#t…

Marcus March 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm

I’m tired of lazy white people like you mooching up my tax dollars through entitlement programs and disability. Get a fucking job, you fat fuck.

GrandTango March 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Ignorant Delusional Myth Much???

Marcus March 13, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Unemployed and on gov’t assistance much???

The Colonel March 13, 2015 at 10:47 am

38% SIX Year Graduation Rate
14% Four Year Graduation Rate
730-900 Math/Verbal SAT Average
15-17 ACT Average Range
53% of Freshman have a high school GPA below 3.0
53% of the Freshman class is coming from the bottom half of their high school

Tell me why we should be supporting this?

Soft Sigh from Hell March 13, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Would these statistics be considered particularly bad if we were judging the school as a junior college, or regional USC campus, or tech college?

Getting some post-HS education must have some worth, formal degree or not.

What is SCSU’s role supposed to be? What should it be? Can it be?

The Colonel March 13, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Compared to ECSU, where the type school and demographics are almost identical, SCSU is still a failure since ECSU manages to get 45% to graduate in six years and their finances are relatively sound.

Not everyone needs a college degree, almost everyone will need additional education post high school.(a clear indictment of our high school education system where we pretend that every little Johnnie, Susan, Tyqwan and Shnequa is going to college). We need to bring vocational education back to the high school level and get real about the American economy. When I left high school I could and did take a car apart and put it back together and I could frame a house – and I was in the track we now identify as “college prep”

Lt. Dan March 13, 2015 at 5:57 pm

full bird, i have enjoyed your comments from previous articles. What the hell did you just write. Vice?Ass?, if send my kid. Have you been drinking today sir?

The Colonel March 13, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Vice is the proper way to say versus in this case and the “ass” and “if” should have been “as” and “I’d”. My Kindle thinks it’s smarter than I am sometimes…

atwaters poltergeist March 13, 2015 at 11:16 am

Well, how do they ‘splain Whippa Jim Clyburn takin”em to task, less he’s a white puppet or Oreo cracka?
Just askin’, inconvenient truths might sting.

nitrat March 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm

“Anyway … S.C. State is the worst of the lot…”
Do we really know that for a fact?
Or, is it just that the ‘white’ schools have too many alumni in the political and journalistic establishment who don’t pay attention and/or cover up what they know about what goes on at USC, Clemson, Francis Marion, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Lander, the Citadel, Winthrop, and MUSC?
But, higher education is a core function of government, in some fashion, in every developed country on the planet.
Higher education is only for the elite only when you want a class of serfs to enrich the elite…which is obviously the goal of the Libertarian elite.

The Colonel March 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm

We know it for a fact. See my post above.

nitrat March 13, 2015 at 1:28 pm

We will know for a fact when we see the audits of them all.
We have not yet seen the fed or SLED audits of SCSU, have we?
Listen, I don’t have a doubt that with the boards that the legislature has been appointing to SCSU for decades, that there are problems galore and we only know they tip of the iceberg,
But, tips of icebergs are pretty much all we ever hear from Clemson and USC and then, other than Holderman, it gets all tamped down.

The Colonel March 13, 2015 at 1:38 pm

We really don’t need an audit, we know what they were budgeted, we know what we gave them and we know where they are financially now. All an audit will tell us is who should go to jail. You really had to dig deep in your bag come up with Holderman!

SCBlues March 14, 2015 at 1:05 am

“We know it for a fact. See my post above.”
Your posts are usually about as factual as Fox News . . .

The Colonel March 14, 2015 at 10:54 am

Please show me where I got any if it wrong.

keep singing the blues March 14, 2015 at 4:07 pm

They cant, they just want to bitch and claim everyone else is wrong to try to make them look right. Dumbacrats,every last one of them

Bible Thumper March 13, 2015 at 12:40 pm

I just don’t see a viable plan to save SCSU. There enrollment is down. There just doesn’t appear to be a demand for what they offer. There doesn’t appear to be anyone with the influence and leadership skills that can right this teetering ship.

If you want to save SCSU then come up with a plan. Doing what it has been doing is not sustainable.

Sweetbriar College March 13, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Colleges shut down when they can’t make the budget. Sweetbriar, a private upper crusty women’s college announced it will close. That’s just business.

Scooter March 13, 2015 at 12:45 pm

They will steal the yeast out of a biscuit

David March 13, 2015 at 1:31 pm

These “institutions” are nothing more than money transfer mechanisms anyway. They are broke because they are all corrupt and steal every time the chance presents itself. Educating students is the least concern.

Lobby March 14, 2015 at 7:40 am is a liberal organization so it isn’t surprising the SCSU supporters would flock there to vent their anger. Curtis Loftis recently did the same thing when he wasn’t able to get any media attention.


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