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Gabby Douglas

The Big Black College Question

8/9/2012 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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At least one prestigious Black college is pressing hard to recruit Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas -- but at least one person in our newsroom doesn't get why she'd WANT to go there. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

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kim    

Um... I'm pretty sure that once you've competed professionally you can't compete at the college level.

714 days ago
17.

tami     

this is how race will always be a factor , White collage , black collage really?? how is anyone to remove from race with this crap ? hope she just pics a good collage and lives well , she was truly awesome ,and for the white family that gave her a home i know this girl feels welcome anywhere . Black collage Jeeze what are you thinking , Just say collage

714 days ago
18.

imorena    

no one ever questions athletes about selecting the "Big White" college. hey wait, 90% of colleges are BIG and WHITE. nevermind.

714 days ago
19.

runi rone    

I lost a LOT of respect for you TMZ after you posted this FALSE story that the president of Spelman College fley to London to personally court gabby. Check your FACTS before just throwing whispers out in the media. I happen to know that the president of Spelman was a personal guest of Coke, one of the olympic sponsors & that was her reason for being in London. Cultivating relationships with donors is part of her job as president of the college & Coke is a major donor to the college. So before you publish your amos & andy reporting about this renowned college & it's president, please try to get the story straight. I believe an apology is due. I will be waiting to see if you step up to the plate, but given your history of admitting when you are wrong, I won't be crossing my fingers.

Real Talk

714 days ago
20.

boner    

Please leave this lovely, talented, young lady out of this news. She deserves to do what she wants to do. GO USA!!!

714 days ago
21.

RON    

TMZ STRIKES AGAIN WITH ITS RACIST COMMENTS ...... THEY SAID, :At least one prestigious Black college is pressing hard to recruit Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas -- but at least one person in our newsroom doesn't get why she'd WANT to go there. A mind is a terrible thing to waste."

1. TMZ'S STAFF MEMMBER QUESTIONED WHY SHE WOULD WANT TO GO THERE.
WHICH IS A VEILED RACIST COMMENT.
WHY WOULDN'T SHE WANT TO GO THERE.

2. A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE.
A BLATANT RACIST COMMENT.

IF TMZ KEEPS UP WITH ALL OF THEIR RACIST REMARKS, THEY MAY SEE THEMSELVES BOYCOTTED AND EVENTUALLY OUT OF BUSINESS.

713 days ago
22.

RON    

TMZ STRIKES AGAIN WITH ITS RACIST COMMENTS ...... THEY SAID, " At least one prestigious Black college is pressing hard to recruit Olympic Gold medalist Gabby Douglas -- but at least one person in our newsroom doesn't get why she'd WANT to go there. A mind is a terrible thing to waste."

1. TMZ'S STAFF MEMBER QUESTIONED WHY SHE WOULD WANT TO GO THERE.
WHICH IS A VEILED RACIST COMMENT.
WHY WOULDN'T SHE WANT TO GO THERE?

2. A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE.
A BLATANT RACIST COMMENT.

IF TMZ KEEPS UP WITH ALL OF THEIR RACIST REMARKS, THEY MAY SEE THEMSELVES BOYCOTTED AND EVENTUALLY OUT OF BUSINESS.

713 days ago
23.

Aminah    

Lemme teach some of u slightly ignorant white people a lesson:

The definition of an HBCU: an institution of higher learning, established before 1964 with the intention of serving the black community.

Does an HBCU mean its an ALL BLACK SCHOOL?
NO YOU IGNORANT FOOLS!!!

As a graduate of a prestigious HBCU, there were HUNDREDS of white, hispanic, East Indian, Native American students in attendance. In fact, most of them attended school on full "minority" scholarships.

White people kill me with their ignorance. Are u really "whining" bcuz u "can't have an all white college"? Most crap in America is all white. There are plenty of golf courses, organizations (not even the KKK), clubs, small cities that blacks dare not step their foot in.

shut the hell up and enjoy your white privilege.

713 days ago
24.

Kenni    

For the record, I am an Yale educated former employee of Spelman College. I also happen to be an African American Woman. I am disturbed by the ignorance displayed by TMZ and the pure lies published. Please look into Spelman's record before writing anything.

713 days ago
25.

Poule    

She should go to Evals University, the finest.

713 days ago
26.

LOVEGAILLARD    

TMZ, ARE WRONG. A PUBLIC APOLOGY NEEDES TO BE MADE ASAP!

713 days ago
27.

LOVEGAILLARD    

REPOST: "I hope that someone from Spelman College will put this conversation into perspective. TMZ was not only irresponsible in their reporting, but insensitive. let us not forget that before people of color had access to Harvard and Yale, they went to Spelman and Vorhees and Saint Augustine's College. We should not allow others, including people that look like us to cheapen the experience and the value of HBCU's. We are more than the so familiar nuturing place and an open access place for the least among us. HBCU's are the producers over 80% of all black profesionals. Institutions like Xavier University produces some of the countrys most reknown physicians. Institutions like Hampton University and Tuskeegee are leaders in many of their disciplines. So, for those of you who discount HBCU's you need only to point to our success as institutions that have had the least, and have done the most with what we have. As a graduate of an HBCU, I want to encourage you to write TMZ to express outrage for their mocking of our citadels of black excellence. Princeton wouldn't not take and neither should we. Here is their contact information:

http://www.tmz.com/contact/contact-us/

713 days ago
28.

Tricie    

Gabby cannot go to college - she has gone pro which is against NCAA rules...research people!!!!

713 days ago
29.

Coco    

I don't understand why Gabby Douglas WOULDN'T want to attend an HBCU. Let's not categorize HBCU's as "bad" or "inadequate". Spelman college is a wonderful institution.

710 days ago
30.

konphidential    

She should go to a predominately white school because the cooperate round table is predominately white.

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