Discussion in 'Black Education / Schools' started by RAPTOR, Nov 20, 2014.
I applaud the brotha's passion.
However, IMO, there are socio-economic factors applicable to the present-day hues of Bluefield and Delaware State that Dr. Issa may be neglecting to explore.
Moreover, he mentioned 3 HBCUS he attended in his collegiate and graduate studies: Southern, TSU (TX) and Howard. Which begs the question of his views on any racial demographic projection for those Black institutions.
I also wonder if Dr. Issa is aware of how many HBCUs which have closed down during his own lifetime.
And, unlike the racial and socio-economic factors in WV and DE, I just can't imagine HBCUs like Morehouse, Spelman, Howard, Hampton and many others EVER becoming predominately WHITE.
I think we all know that when it comes to hbcu's issues they are oft times matters of finances.
I do not think his intentions were to deliberately neglect the socio-economic situations, but
when these schools 'whiten' up, curriculum changes and the legacy ultimately vanishes, to say the least.
But if it happened to these 3 schools, it could happen to more. And if it matters to those that we maintain
this hbcu's, historically, then attention should be given to what is on the horizon...
What 3 schools are u referring to? I am only aware of 2: Bluefield in WV and Delaware State.
I have the dr's lecture piece and your statements mixed up with an interview he gave on
this very subject. Give me a little time. I 'll go back and reference the 3 schools he spoke
The Persisting Myth That the Black Colleges Are Becoming Whiter
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
— Winston Churchill
I am not sure how/where you are positioning the churchhill quote.
As for the article you've posted, I may have missed it, but I do not
see who wrote it.
But as promised, the 3 hbcu's that, according to dr. issa:
W. Va. state
and his alma mater,
Where issa states those schools, in his own words, can be heard here:
You've posted an article I assume you support, well issa has written on why he
holds the position that they are 'whitening up' and can be reached for further inquiry
on his claims:
The Ethnic Cleansing of Historically Black Colleges & Universities in the Age of Obama, Part 1 of 3:
How Black Colleges are Turning White: The Ethnic Cleansing of HBCUs in the Age of Obama, Part II
Yes, I read his original article. However he taught at Delaware State. It isn't his alma mater. In the video u posted, Dr. Issa said he attended Southern and Texas Southern in his under-grad and attended Howard for his graduate studies.
However, even the 3 colleges listed are STATE schools with federally mandated obligations as to racial demographics to receive monies.
My question would be... Where are the college-bound Blacks going instead of their own local, home-State schools...and why?
....Also, state hbcus are land-grant colleges which are required to admit white atudents just as PWIs are required to admit Blacks.
It works both ways.
But, again, I ponder why Black enrollment has declined at those state hbcus.
...Are Blacks matriculating elsewhere?
...Choosing other colleges?....and why?
.... It has been my experience that many hbcus actively recruit in predominately Black high schools and communities.
If that trend has changed at those 3 state hbcus, ...again, how and why?
Why do the local Black high school graduates and Black graduate school candidates not, largely, attend their local state hbcu??
Are they going elsewhere for college?
Did Black people in West Virginia, Delaware and Kentucky stop going to college at a great and alarming rate??
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