Thursday, November 04, 2010

Blacker Than Thou

A. Mr. Riley's Inflammatory Editorial

When Mr. Jason L. Riley, an African American member of the editorial staff of the Wall Street Journal, published a defamatory piece about HBCUs on September  28th, 2010, I was surprised and disappointed. As the editor/manager of the Gateway to HBCUs, I have been conducting systematic reviews of their academic activities -- their teaching, learning, and community service -- for the last 15 years.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Best HBCUs in STEM

The National Academies recently published another blue ribbon report that raises alarms about America's imminent decline as a major economic (and political) power due to our declining production of doctorates in science and technology relative to that of other nations. (See Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology at the Crossroads.)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What If HBCUs Never Existed? -- An Alternative Response

This question has recently been asked and answered in an historical context. With all due respect for the good intentions of the author of that widely read essay, in my opinion neither the question nor an historical response addresses the existential challenge: Why are HBCUs still needed?