NEWSFLASH! Atlanta’s Spelman College has announced that transgender students will now be considered for admission at the historically Black women’s college.
In her President’s Letters to the Community, Spelman College President Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell announcd that Vice President for Enrollment Management, Ingrid Hayes, will put together a task force to make a recommendation on the admission and enrollment of transgender students.
Ingrid Hayes, vice president for Enrollment Management will convene a task force that makes a recommendation to the president on the admission and enrollment of transgender students. We anticipate a report from both groups by the end of the academic year.
Blavity.com reports, there are 39 women’s colleges in the United States, but only a few have policies that explicitly include transgender students as eligible for enrollment. Those schools include Barnard, Smith and Wellesley.
In her inaugural speech earlier this year, President Campbell said that at Spelman College, all are welcome.
“Admission is granted to our circle of faith to all true believers.
White and Black, and brown and yellow; men and women, straight, gay and transgender; rich and poor; Christian, Jewish, Muslim — all faiths; north and south, east and west, spanning the seven continents.
First it was Morehouse and their ‘men in pumps’ dress code and now THIS?? It’s a different world… for real!
Why can’t we biological women have some things JUST FOR US?? Is that being discriminatory? Maybe.
But where does it end?
Will Spelman admit (or consider for admission) biological males who now identify as female or biological women who now identify as men? Or both? See where I’m going with this?
Where does it end? It doesn’t.
There are way too many variables and I guess that’s why a ‘task force’ is in play. I’ll leave that drama for them but it certainly would be interesting to be a fly on that admissions wall.