I definitely don't think HBCUs should be closed, far from it. I have several friends at HBCUs all across the country. I was just saying that I can understand why some people may seek out certain educational enviornments, using HBCUs as an example.
Also, FWIW, I just completed a huge paper on NCLB, so I am all about equal education (a subject too complex for this thread) and would be happy to see THOSE schools shut down if it meant a better education for disadvantaged children.
Mind you, this is all coming from someone who was not allowed to attend one of the top private schools in her hometown (and only affordable one) because it was only accesible to children of a certain race (which did not include white, native american, or black children) and instead went to one of those predominately minority, low-income public schools that as blkreign sugested, should be shut down.
This is a complex issue and I think most of us were just trying to help someone out, as they would any ethnic group who sought a certain environment for LS. I know, coming from a white kid, it seems like this thread is extemely wrong, but as someone who has experienced extreme racism and violence as a member of a minority group I think that we should all try and approach the issue with an open-mind and not jump on people for things that may seem very basic at face value, but may actually be more complex than we imagined.