Black Colleges And Universities : An Adult Who Will Never Give Up On Them

1700 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be,” by Rita Pierson. The instructors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, HCBU 's, are dedicated to nurturing their students in fulfilling their dreams and becoming the best they can be which is why HCBU 's matter just as much if not more than other educational institutions. I think there are some who question the relevance of HCBU 's simply because of their label of being "black colleges and universities in lieu of just "colleges and universities" and probably view this stigma as an exclusion to others, therein, creating divisiveness.
In all fairness, if other schools held a label of Historical White Colleges and Universities (HWCU) they too would face this same judgment. But there is a reason for signifying the label of "black" institutions for the reason of black students being excluded from attending these institutions many years ago. Some may question, will there ever come a time when there are no longer HCBUs? I along with many others, hope not since they are a part of our Black History. The two labels should never be compared since one signifies shame from refusing to allow students admittance because of the color of their skin and the other signifying pride for educating those turned away from other institutions. Somehow there is a widespread misconception that attending an HBCU is an…

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