Whether or not HBCU’s are viable in a “post-racial” society has been a point of argument for anyone who is offering up reasons to get rid of them. Jason Riley’s Wall Street Journal article sparked a host of criticism from those aligned with HBCU’s, including current students whose own experiences with HBCU’s solidify why they are necessary.
Either way, United Negro College Fund President Dr. Michael Lomax decided to write an article against Riley’s opinion while giving his own. Another interesting view, and piece, was found on Clutch magazine. Read both and enjoy,
”But while most people were working to help more Americans get a good education, a few were working to tear down a community of institutions, America’s historically black colleges and universities, that are getting the job done. Working in fact, to make sure that fewer, not more, Americans, and fewer African-Americans in particular, can go to college…” http://www.thegrio.com/education-1/why-bad-mouthing-hbcus-shows-little-class.php
“According to Jason L. Riley, long time writer and editorial board member of the Wall Street Journal, 90 percent of African Americans don’t attend HBCUs. And for the 10 percent who do, the six-year graduate rate is at 37 percent–20 percentage points below the national average, and eight percent below the average of Black students at predominately White colleges..” http://clutchmagonline.com/newsgossipinfo/the-hbcu-debate-are-they-still-necessary/