Are black colleges still useful?

Are black colleges still useful?

There are 44 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jan 9, 2008, titled Are black colleges still useful?. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

T he Lincoln Review, a Washington-based black think tank, published an article titled "What Does the Future Hold for Historically Black Colleges?" in its September/October 2007 edition.

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“OMG quit fussin!!!”

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#58 Jan 20, 2008
Spoony wrote:
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wow spoony..i think you were born in the wrong era....Black colleges are the same as all girl colleges. If women can fight to get WestPoint and VMI to be co-ed then the same can be done of black colleges. They still have to admit white students=it isnt just for them or they lose funding.
Derrick Allen

Alexandria, VA

#59 Jan 22, 2008
As a former journalist I was shocked to read this article. I can’t believe a journalist would print so many “facts” and miss the Truth. This article is mainly written from someone else’s experiences, and speaks nothing about the necessity or worthlessness of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The real issue, as stated in the article, is that:“...basic grammar lessons...should have been learned in elementary or junior high school.” If a student arrives on campus with the inability to write or speak properly, that isn’t a reflection on the institution. This article also pulls on the example of one obscure HBCU, ignoring more than 100 others across the nation. The statement:“...2005 graduation rates at black colleges ranged from...77...to...7 percent,” doesn’t tell the entire story either. HBCUs graduated 35 percent of students that year, far exceeding the seven percentile bracket. Additionally, HBCUs graduate over 50 percent of African American professionals, and the overall average graduation rate at HBCUs is higher than the average graduation rate for African Americans at other major institutions. Granted, within the last 3-5 years graduation rates have dipped, largely because the number of low-income students at U.S. colleges and universities has increased. That effect has been felt somewhat across the board, but it affects HBCUs more because they’ve historically accepted more low-income students. So in that case yes, HBCUs are at fault; they’re guilty of taking chances on students who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity of a college education.
I also like chicken

Dallas, TX

#60 Jan 26, 2008
Plus the food's a lot better!
Skrilla

Pleasant Hall, PA

#61 Jan 28, 2008
Spoony wrote:
Fried chicken eating savages
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