Gabrielle Nicole Williams Professor Teague Eng. 304 7 December 2015 HBCU Compete PWI The historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are fledgling to compete with Predominately White Institutions (PWIs). HBCU were established to serve the educational needs of black Americans. Before HBCU college was create blacks were generally was denied admission to traditionally all white institutions. Since black Americans was prohibited from whites schools HBCUs became the principle means for providing postsecondary education. There are several reasons why all blacks’ schools does not compete with predominately white schools. HBCU’s most of the time do not keep their accreditation, their tests scores are very low, and do not get as much funding …show more content…
Accreditation has always been a lengthy problematic process for HBCUs. It is hard to imagine how a college would display without being accredited. There are many rumors saying that Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University lost their credibility back in 2013. That is a serious thing to loose. Most people do not know what it mean to lose credibility. When a school loose accreditation that mean the college or university is force to close its doors. This is because the school will no longer be eligible to receive federal and state financial aid. 98.9 schools significant source come from federal funding. It's not illegal for a school to operate without institutional accreditation but no students would like to attend one of those colleges. There are numerous reasons that could cause a school to lose accreditation, not all of which necessarily mean the school is poorly educating students. Since the passage in 1952 of the Readjustment Assistance Act accreditation has been tied to federal financial aid. Unaccredited institutions are not eligible to award federal and state student aid which are veterans’ benefits, loans, and different grants that the state offer. Most of the students could not attend college without these …show more content…
Maximum HBCUs are obligated to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for official endorsement. SACS has recently been the most active of the regional associations in its public sanctioning of institutions (The Adversity of Diversity) .It has been criticized for its disproportionate attention to HBCUs. According to faculty members Saran Donahoo and Wynetta Lee, between 1996 and 2005, 25 percent of SACS’s sanctions pertained to black colleges, while these institutions make up only 13 percent of the SACS institutional membership. In addition, nearly half of the twenty institutions that lost their accreditation from SACS were historically black
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When a person presently looks at university school systems, one never imagines the struggle to obtain such diverse campuses. With Caucasians, Asians, Latinos, and African Americans all willing and able to attend any institution, it is difficult now to envision a world where, because of one’s skin color, a person is denied university acceptance. In actuality, this world existed only fifty years ago. In a time of extreme racial discrimination, African Americans fought and struggled toward one of many goals: to integrate schools. As a pioneer in the South, a man named James Meredith took a courageous step by applying to the University of Mississippi, an all white university. After overcoming many legal and social obstacles, the University of Mississippi’s integration sent positive effects rippling among universities across the nation.
Willie, Charles V., and Edmonds, Ronald R. Black Colleges in America. New York: Teachers College Press, 1978.
The exchange of views whether a student should attend an HBCU or a PWI has been a topic of discussion for some time now. Whether you attend an HBCU or a PWI you go for one purpose and that purpose is to get your education. So who says because someone goes to a predominantly black school they will not get the same education a person gets that goes to a predominantly white school ? Or vice versa. Many people have some sort of idea that by attending a Predominantly White Institution(PWI) one will receive a higher level of education but that is not truly always the case. Most individuals are under the impression that simply because of your skin color you have to attend that type of school. That is the problem with this case just people see it as one should attend the college with individuals who are like you but not keeping one 's education in mind.
As a result of HBCU’s being predominantly black, many people refer to HBCU’s as a waste of time. Many people say that they do not prepare you for the real world. They argue that HBCU’s are not preparing you to face what life will throw at you. For Example, if you were the minority or if you were facing something you’ve never experienced. I can completely understand why they would believe that. The majority of students are African American but HBCU’s are very open to accepting anyone no matter what their race or ethnicity. Every student that attends a HBCU leaves with confidence, knowledge, and power to overcom...
Contrary to many beliefs the majority of HBCUs were not first established by African American educators. The founders were often white slave owners. With the land the federal government received they built many institutions to help improve public education. Getting an education as a former slave was not provided by the state; therefore they had to band together and teach each other to read and write. Any form of an education was a death wish. They knew that but they wanted to better their future and the future of those to come. For slaves that meant get caught and die or get lucky and manage to avoid detection and get a mediocre education. Abraham lincoln was known for...
This in itself is the problem that black conservatives see in implementing raced based uniform admissions policies. They feel that this system is not only demeaning to African Americans, but that school desegregation laws are based on a theory of black inferiority (Magelli 2). Shelby Steel, a Stanford University Professor and black conservative thinks that the federal government should focus on fixing old public school systems instead of giving minorities a leg up later in life when it is often too late to undo the damage inflicted by poor public schooling during childhood (Magelli 11). This is a valid point especially in many urban areas where underpaid teachers teach from outdated school books. But what is the answer? Would everything be fine if,,Ÿlike the black conservatives feel,,Ÿ the federal government removed itself from the situation (Magelli 3)? We need only to look at our own neighborhoods to answer that question.
Since the founding of Cheyney University in 1837 HBCUs have continually been established to give African-Americans an education because they couldn’t attend other institutions. Slavery was the key to whites retaining superiority by preventing African-Americans becoming educated. While some Caucasians did believe in educating African-Americans the majority were against it. The 1860s were when HBCUs started becoming more widespread, although they were hard to keep sustained because the funding generally would have to come from whites. After the abolishment of slavery, laws started to be passed to protect the civil rights of African-Americans, and allow them to get an education. HBCUs became very important after the Supreme Court decision Plessy v. Ferguson because the decision gave African-Americans equal rights, but allowed segregation, coining the phrase “separate but equal.” This meant that the only place African-Americans could go to receive an education was an HBCU. HBCUs play a very important role in the education of African-Americans compared to other colleges and universities. They historically provided a way for African-Americans to get an education that PWIs didn’t give them, they offer an environment that allows for better peer and faculty relationships, and their entrance requirements allow for African-Americans of poor backgrounds to still receive a quality education.
The success of Civil Right Movement in the 1960s turned a new historical chapter for African Americans to be protected equally by the law. In this progress against discrimination and racial segregation, there were numerous significant contributions by individuals such as Martin Luther King, Charles K. Steele, Fred L. Shuttlesworth, etc.; also the institutions and communities like Historically Black Colleges and universities (HBCUs). Eventhough Texas Southern University (TSU) has encountered vast difficulties in their progress of establishment and development, they have affirmed the rights, the value and the voice of African Americans because
Ric Keller once said “Historically black colleges and universities have played an important role in enriching the lives of not just African Americans, but our entire country.” For years all the way up until now African American students are faced with the decision whether to attend a predominantly white institution or a historically black college or university. Many argue that HBCUs lack cutting-edge academic and non academic programs, which tends to devalue HBCUs graduates and their degree. African Americans who graduate from a HBCU tend to have higher academic, social, and occupational aspirations than those who do not attend an HBCU.
Adebayo, Arinola O, Adeyemi A Adekoya, and O Felix Ayadi. "Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as Agents of Change for the Development of Minority Business." Journal of Black Studies, 32.2 (2001): 167-183. Web. 26 April, 2015.
For centuries African Americans have fought for equal rights, one of them being an opportunity for the chance to get an equal education. Many people believe that African Americans have an equal or better chance at getting an education than other students. This is not the case when in fact, it is actually harder for these three reasons: African American students tend to come from harsh, poverty stricken atmospheres. Shattered family lifestyles that make it difficult to pursue a higher education because they have not received the proper information. Secondly, just because African Americans are minorities does not mean that they receive a vast amount of government assistance or financial aid to pursue a higher education. Lastly, African American students do not receive the same treatment as other students when they attend predominantly white colleges and universities.
HBCUs appear to be more cost –effective in improving the G.P.A of African American students in spite of the lack of poorer academic and financial resources (Kim02). Although the percentage of African Americans that are educated at HBCUs has decreased by 20%, students have better relationships with faculty and staff that makes them aspires to improve their G.P.A in order to advance (UDE05). Also HBCUs have played and still plays a viable role in educating and producing scholarly African
Southeastern University is a private, Co-ed, Christian university. SEU’s main focus is to equip their students to be a next generation of leaders so that they can enter the real world as influential servants to their careers and communities. Southeastern university offers a plentiful amount of study programs, even the program I am interested in which is Human services. I selected this school First because it is a Christian college, and Second because of the programs of study. I chose to go to a Christian college because I grew up in a Christian household and because I believe in Jesus. I also chose Southeastern University because of the programs of study. SEU was one of the few colleges that had a program of study that I was interested in.
History not only show the lack of interest to establish a more profound black studies educational but it influences the negative misconceptions and stereotypes images still exist in society today. Smith and Huggins contribute that because of the values and beliefs set forth, as black studies are learning to adapt to those characteristics they state for us. They program these racial stereotypes in order to penetrate our system and keep us from exploring our history and keep us from motiving our communities to teach one another. Those distorted images of black students ansd studies as long influence society and communities. Their values and implication of affect black roles in the educational system, the family lives, community leaders and the media. Those aspects for centuries demonstrate that when we talk about black educational there is really no higher learning because institutional, they didn’t believe in the program nor did thee believe that it could be