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Generosity or system flaw?

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The writer is a political analyst. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter @Imran_Jan

The past Sunday, an American billionaire named Robert F Smith pledged to rid the Morehouse College students of their student loans. These students would join the American workforce unburdened by the student loan, which is an obnoxious reality of the American education. But the rest of the American students who have borrowed to pay for their education would join the workforce where they won’t be able to raise crucial questions or question the status quo unless they want to be immediately reminded of how much they need the paycheck the system pays, to pay off the loan. It is a funny system; wealthy parents throw millions to help land their undeserving children in places such as Stanford and Yale, whilst poor yet capable students have to behave as uneducated non-debating souls after they have achieved a college education.

I am personally not enthused by this act of generosity. It is reminiscent........

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