Friday, December 09, 2011

A Black Student is a Black Student is a Black Student

Although I have been a member of the faculty and then staff of an HBCU for almost forty years, I have never been comfortable with an attitude held by a small cadre of my colleagues, namely: that the black students at HBCUs were somehow more important than the black students who attended non-HBCUs, that they were the true carriers of the black high culture, and that they would inevitably become the most eminent leaders of the black community.