Black Education / Schools : Should Non-blacks be allowed to attend Historically Black Colleges?

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Should non-blacks be allowed to attend Historically Black Colleges?

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Should non-blacks be allowed to attend Historically Black Colleges?

    More non-black students attending historically black colleges
    By Samieh Shalash, [email protected]

    HAMPTON ?
    ? Elizabeth Hallaren, a 20-year-old white woman, says she is beginning to understand what it's like to be a minority.

    As a fourth-year nursing student at Hampton University, she is part of an increasing number of non-black students attending historically black colleges and universities such as HU. Enrollment trends have diversified greatly over the last two decades at traditionally black colleges, experts say.

    Hallaren's reason for attending HU meshes with why many say more non-black students are enrolling: It's practical.

    A Newport News resident, Hallaren said she decided to attend nearby HU for its proximity, a tuition-paid scholarship, and its availability of a nursing program.

    "I can't say that I was really looking forward to being in a place where I really stuck out too much," Hallaren said. "But at the same time, I wasn't upset about it. I was just a little nervous at first."

    A 2009 report by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which represents almost half of the nation's 105 historically black colleges, says that the proportion of Hispanic, Asian, and multi-ethnic students enrolled in its member institutions jumped from 6 percent to 8 percent of the student population from 1986 to 2006.

    There are many possible reasons for the increase, says Trish Williams, dean of the W.E.B. Du Bois College House at the University of Pennsylvania. Du Bois was established in 1972 as a residential program for black students but gradually become home to more and more non-blacks, she said.

    White and other non-black students have discovered they can get a good education at historically black colleges for a lot less than at some predominately white schools, Williams said. And many HBCUs actively recruit whites in order to receive federal funding, she added.

    "Young people are different from their parents and grandparents," Williams said. "They are not afraid of experiencing diversity. In fact, many of them demand it."

    READ MORE: http://www.dailypress.com/news/hamp...nws-cp-hu-minorities-20101005,0,6036210.story
     
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    Full Speed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If they pay taxes and the school is supported by tax dollars they should be allowed to go.
     
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    1. Should non-blacks be allowed to teach at historically black colleges?
    2. Should Black Studies be replaced with White Studies?
     
  4. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :fyi: great questions
     
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    Heyyy, if they think they can stand the heat, let 'em in the kitchen.


    Besides, quiet as kept, Whites have been at HBCUs for a long time...not in large numbers but they've been matriculating for some time.

    ....especially when they have FLUNKED OUT or been KICKED OUT for drugs or bad behavior of almost every White college/univ. mommy and daddy's money could pay for.

    I even knew of one who received her B.A. at an HBCU, went off elsewhere for her Masters and Doctorate, and then returned to that HBCU to teach.

    Students were very surprised to learn that Dr. "White lady" was an Alumna.
     
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    Shes looking for a boyfriend:10500:
     
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    Not the one I knew.

    Her husband was White.

    But she had adopted 2 Black children back in the 60s.
     
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    yes they should be allowed just like none-black teachers are allowed to teach in these
    same historical black schools and universities
     
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    I think we are in the age where the goal has to take precedence over everything that is superficial, all of my instructors were white but that didn't matter,I wanted my degree.

    Peace!
     
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    I think if its a technical school.. or if you are learning how to do something,
    it matters much less what the instructor is.. but in other topics related to
    history, culture, etc.. it matters a bit more who is doing the teaching.. and
    what their personal connections are to the topics.. You don't want wolfs
    teaching Hen History 101..
     
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