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.
P.S. Statistically I was more likely to be in prison than to be accepted to the Tier 1 law school that I was accepted to.
Dear Amanda,AA is my reparations. I don't know if you have ever attended a failing school because it is the closest school to your black neighborhood.
Or if you have ever been pulled over because you are black.
Having an education will help to right those wrongs by putting those same discriminating blacks back into their communities to combat these transgressions.
AA may be needed for Howard but guess what? Howard is not a public school it is private so they are not subject to the same regulations unless they take some type of federal funding.
Until you step in the shoes of a black man in America, you will not understand the importance of AA.
The facilities were very poor. There was no wireless internet in the classrooms or even hookups for laptops. It reminded me of an old AME church. The people seemed to be putting there best FACE foward and seemed disingenuous. I sat in for a mock classroom and the teacher seemed to be very abrasive. She made people feel stupid rather than being inviting. I go to UF right now and I receive an Ivy league education but I have never had any teachers like that lady. It was just very disappointing.
I go to UF right now and I receive an Ivy league education