I feel this particular type of segregation done the right way could be beneficial in educating our race. I base this on my own personal experience. When I was in the 5th grade,my regular teacher(who was white) go sick. She was off for about two weeks,my sub was this beautiful black sista. She had a fro,earrings,bracelets,necklaces,and wore some kind of African garment everyday. She taught us what the school want her to teach us, But,she took it upon her self to teach us something about ourselves also. She is the reason I know how to count from one to ten in Swahili to this very day. Now back to my point... After the Civil War, Southern lawmakers and educators pre-determined that freed blacks were stupid, incorrgible and incapable of understanding their ways. Whites assimilated the Native Americans, Asians and Latinos. They did so with methods of coercion, intimidation, and force. These peoples learned to accept being "Americanized", now I'm not knocking this too much. Because on some level,in some way, we all are Americanized. The difference is, are you Americanized while at the same time accepting second class citizenship? There are two things we have to keep in mind. One is that the education is doomed to fail,it is designed that way. Second, The white man has been fighting to keep us dumb and illiterate for centuries. Oh come on Enki..we have schools also,and we have a choice. And you are correct,but I've seen schools in predominately black areas get treated, and provided for differently that schools in predominately white areas. When African slaves tried to educate themselves, they were killed. After being free, and we built schools, whites burned them.When we tried to be Christians, our churches were burned. Slaveowners killed off the educated blacks to keep their servants illiterate and docile. Whites killed off black preachers to keep blacks from finding a "belonging" or kinship with one another. Southern whites incorporated fearsome images of Denmark Vesey and Nat Turner as "reasons" to deny blacks education and their humanity. They didn't want their "star pupils" to end up betraying them. But we did eventually get our own. All black schools began their rich history following the Reconstruction Era. For example Fisk University,Spelman, and Morehouse College to name a few. Institutions like these helped produce cultural icons, like Nikki Giovanni and MKL. When implemented in the right way, all black schools proved beneficial to shaping black students for life. Peace!