Black People : The Attack On Our HBCUS-They're Trying To Merge Our Black Institutions

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  1. Chinelo

    Chinelo Third Eye Is Always Open MEMBER

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    REMEMBER I SAID THIS IN THE "SHOULD WHITES BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND HBCU" THREAD:

    http://destee.com/forums/showpost.php?p=679471&postcount=13

    http://destee.com/forums/showpost.php?p=679476&postcount=14

    http://destee.com/forums/showpost.php?p=679477&postcount=15

    Well.....:em3700:



    http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/27022

    http://www.bet.com/news/national/-hbcu-merger-talks-stoke-ire-in-louisiana.html

    March 24,2011- The Louisiana Legislature is expected to soon take up the merger of the historically black Southern University New Orleans (SUNO) and the University New Orleans (UNO) after a study commissioned by the Board of Regents said changes were needed at the institutions.

    The study released last week brought no surprises to black lawmakers who say they will continue to fight the proposal being pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

    “If we have a chance at stopping it, it will be in the Senate,” said state Rep. Patricia Smith, chairwoman of the Louisiana Black Caucus. “It takes a two-thirds vote to stop it, and that means about 14 votes in the Senate. In the House it would take almost 70 votes,” Smith told BlackAmericaweb.com.

    Both houses in the Louisiana Legislature are majority Republican and Jindal is a Republican.

    Louisiana lawmakers are currently in a special session to redraw district lines. The regular session starts April 25.

    The merger also faces a challenge in court with a lawsuit filed by seven SUNO students challenging the composition of the Board of Regents, the governing board for higher education in the state.
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    The lawsuit charges that the Board of Regents does not reflect the demographics of the state of Louisiana as required by law. It seeks to stop the board from making changes until it is composed as required by the state’s constitution, said lawyer Katherine Jackson, an attorney representing students in the case.

    Recently, one member of the 15 members resigned and Jindal appointed one black person to the group.

    According to the most recent U.S. Census estimates, 64 percent of the 4.5 million people in Louisiana are white, 32 percent are black and the remaining 6 percent are a variety of other races.

    Jackson said appointing one black person to the board is not enough, because it still lacks the racial and gender diversity required by law.

    “The constitution says that boards should be representative of the race and gender in the state,” Jackson told BlackAmericaweb.com. “What we have is unfair representation.”

    The Black Caucus has challenged Gov. Jindal on the lack of diversity of all state board’s agencies.

    In November the Black Caucus met with Johnathan Ringo, the governor’s director of intergovernmental affairs. Ringo explained that the governor appoints people to boards who are supportive of his agenda and he also said campaign support is also considered, according to Caucus members.

    Jindal maintains that the merger is geared toward improving the quality of education and the graduation rates at students currently attending the University of New Orleans and Southern University New Orleans. Currently, both institutions have graduation rates that are among the lowest at the state’s public institutions of higher education – 21 percent and 5 percent respectively over a six-year average, Jindal says.

    Quoting from the Board of Regents study, Jindal said: ‘The institutions as currently operating are not meeting the needs of the students in the region. Further there is no evidence that the institutions, within their current governance and leadership, will improve their performance. The status quo is unacceptable; change is required.”

    The governor supports a plan that will merge both institutions into the University of Greater New Orleans. The new university would be part of the University of Louisiana system. Currently, SUNO is part of the historically black Southern University System.

    Black lawmakers had said that if the merger proceeds, the new university should be part of the Southern University System.

    “I am all for making improvements. But .....

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    smh......

    You "rainbow coalition" pawns have to get out of our communities before you end up selling us all out.....smh

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    Most folks nowadays feel that the HBCUs are

    Boule'run "Greek"enclaves

    that may be serving someone or something elses interests and purpose, rather then the Black community.


    Why esle do we collectively donate such a small amount of
    20 billion in discretionary funds??????

    Theses schools now serve whoever donates, and the conflict of interest shown in the beginning of the film "School Daze" regarding accepting "certain" corporate grants, foreign and domestic
    may still be occuring today
     
  3. Chinelo

    Chinelo Third Eye Is Always Open MEMBER

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    Could be a front, but more like thats what they've evolved into over time,especially after integration as more blacks hopped and skipped to be around white people, so therefore thats when the black support began to decline......so thats my point.....the "rainbow coalition negroes have to go", or more and more of anything we hold dear, or have created will be taken over, assimilated, or whatever you want to call it, including us.....:cool:

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    Spelman College Founders

    (Left to right) Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles, schoolteachers and Baptist missionaries from New England, founded the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary (later Spelman College) in the basement of Atlanta's Friendship Baptist Church on April 11, 1881. Packard served as president from 1881 to 1891; Giles was Spelman's second president from 1891 to 1909.




    Spelman College's history began on April 11, 1881. With the help of Frank Quarles, pastor of Atlanta's Friendship Baptist Church, Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles, schoolteachers and Baptist missionaries from New England,
    Courtesy of Spelman College Archives
    Spelman College Founders
    started a school in the church's basement. The school was supported by the Woman's American Baptist Home Mission Society and named the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary. With $100 from the First Baptist Church of Medford, Massachusetts, the founders embarked on a noble mission—providing quality education to black women and girls. Ten women, some of whom were former slaves, and one young girl, eager to acquire basic educational skills, constituted the first student body. The basement soon overflowed, and it became imperative to move to larger and more suitable quarters.


    Through the philanthropy of John D. Rockefeller, whom Packard and Giles met at a church conference in Cleveland, Ohio, the school was able to relocate from its basement quarters to a nine-acre site once used as army barracks by Union troops during the Civil War. In 1884 the school expressed its gratitude for Rockefeller's generosity by changing the name of the school to Spelman Seminary in honor of the parents of his wife, Laura Spelman Rockefeller.
    The school was legally organized with a charter and a board of trustees in 1888 under the presidency of Packard.

    In 1891 Harriet Giles succeeded Sophia Packard and served as president of Spelman for eighteen years. During her tenure the school enrolled 800 students,
    Courtesy of Spelman College Archives
    Class of 1887
    employed 30 teachers, and owned property valued at $90,000. Curricular offerings expanded to include high school and college programs of instruction, teacher training, missionary training, and nurses' training. The seminary conferred its first high school diplomas in 1887 and its first college degrees in 1901. Giles's death on November 12, 1909, marked the end of the era of the founders.

    http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1460&sug=y
     
  5. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......Thanks for this information Amnat77.

    All to often we assume we have viable black institutions when in fact we have these entities started and even named, in this case, by whites; and now they will be erased, one by one called mergers:

    As historically Black colleges and universities around the nation struggle with flagging endowments and enrollments, one school in Louisiana is considering a controversial but possibly lifesaving idea to help keep its doors open.

    http://www.bet.com/news/national/-hbcu-merger-talks-stoke-ire-in-louisiana.html

    Peace In,
     
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