Billionaires like Robert F. Smith shouldn’t have to bail out college students and their loans

Why do the top entertainers, athletes and high earners in the black community always have to swoop in and save black people in the land of opportunity for all? This year it was billionaire investor Robert F. Smith who pledged to pick up the student debt tab for every graduating senior in Morehouse College's class of 2019 when he delivered their commencement speech. SalonTV's D. Watkins argues that Smith shouldn't have to do that.

On this episode of the "Salon 5," Watkins gives five reasons why Smith shouldn't have to use his money to bail out America's college students and how we can fix the student loan crisis' root cause. Watch the video above to hear Watkins explain why college always has been a rich man's game, and what we need to do to change it.

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