For All Points-Of-The-View.
Without disrespecting the history of HBCUs in providing job training to Blacks, We should not overlook the fact that their birth was due to racism. That same racism permeates the fabric of american society to this day and HBCUs could be a sanctuary and ammunition in our weapon of mass construction.
To be that, HBCUs MUST open their hearts and resources to the New Afrikan Communities and their door to New Afrikan Thinkers. Traditionally, HBCUs have resisted the racism resistance movement. Too many of them have opted to protect the status-quo as opposed to offer their students Higher Learning.
It appears that NOW IS THE TIME for all New Afrikans and "Black" institutes to #stand-upagainstracism, even when it is in a positions of power (the white house and/or the "anglo-american sheriff's department). According to Dr. M. L. King, Jr. - "It seems to me that education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in
society: the one is utility and the other is culture. Education must enable a man to become
more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life.
Education must also train one for quick, resolute and effective thinking. To think incisively and
to think for one's self is very difficult. We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by
legions of half truths, prejudices, and propaganda. At this point, I often wonder whether or not
education is fulfilling its purpose. A great majority of the so-called educated people do not
think logically and scientifically. Even the press, the classroom, the platform, and the pulpit in
many instances do not give us objective and unbiased truths. To save man from the morass of
propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one
to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the
facts from the fiction.
The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.
But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most
dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals."
We need HBCUs to caught-up. We need HBCUs to create critical thinkers. We need HBCUs to be Black.
Just my opinion.