Hotel - I agree to a certain point. AA, though, is meant to right a social wrong not just to provide opportunity. I think there needs to be more of a commitment to it. In my opinion, it is my reparations and helps to elevate the black community. i.e. Colin Powell and Condeleeza Rice. I have never attended an HBCU but I understand why some do. I was always taught to get the same education as the majority but believe me it sometimes gets hard because of prejudices. Howard is good for some but probably not for me. Wanting a diverse student body is probably going to be a factor in my getting admitted and it should be.