But like ‘nigger,’ the luster of mocking hate and disdain has faded with assimilation. In the press towards a ‘post-racial’ society, conversation grows louder among HBCU leadership about being ‘more than an HBCU.’ For this small group, its not good enough to be an HBCU with expanded missions, programming and facilities; there is an intense need to escape the historical descriptor.
Some black folks use the term ‘nigger’ in jest. Some use it as a description of those closest to them or sharing similar ideals and experiences. Some throw out the […]
No HBCU student should leave the gates of their school without a diploma in one hand, and a federal tax ID confirmation letter in the other.
As the roots of inequity and unequal funding run deep between the NIH and HBCUs, a discussion on increasing the funding allocation for its national center on minority health may be in short order, with special emphasis on increasing partnerships with HBCUs.