Annoying Orange says funding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is a “priority”. Why? So that black students can stop going to “white” universities?
Call me untrusting, but with Petty Cash giving this dictum, all I hear is “Go to Grambling. You’re not welcome at Harvard.” It looks more like post-secondary segregation than post-secondary education.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at signaling his commitment to historically black colleges and universities, saying that those schools will be “an absolute priority for this White House.”
HBCU presidents are hoping Congress will bolster Trump’s actions to strengthen the schools with dramatically increased funding in the upcoming federal budget. They are calling for $25 billion for infrastructure, college readiness, financial aid and other priorities. Under President Barack Obama’s administration, historically black colleges and universities received $4 billion over seven years.
While some HBCU presidents in attendance are proceeding with cautious optimism, some African-Americans are wary of the administration’s intentions — concerns underscored by DeVos’ seemingly tone-deaf comments Monday praising HBCUs as “pioneers” in school choice that gave black students more options to pursue higher education.