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The HBCU legacy Posted on 06-03-2008
davj0134

Historically black colleges and universities have contributed to American history tremendously. During a time when African Americans weren’t allowed to be educated or when they struggled for an education, the historically black colleges and universities have been there to fulfill that dream and were geared toward the improvement of the African American race. Now and even in the past historically black colleges and universities have lead many African Americans to their lifetime goals. Historically black colleges and universities are also the cause of the increase of our educated blacks. In the past African Americans weren’t allowed the same opportunity as many whites, that is to attend and graduate from a college. Historically black colleges and universities gave African Americans an equal opportunity at a college education that we African Americans weren’t allowed at a regular university. Historically black colleges and universities have had our best interest at heart in the past and even now. Thanks to historically black colleges and universities a lot of history has been made, which will last America a life time and many more years to come. Historically black colleges and universities are relevant today because it teaches the African American race how to appreciate the privilege of being able to receive a decent education. Being relevant is having significant and demonstrable bearing on the matter at hand. In other words to be relevant is having important and active contribution to a specific matter at hand. HBCU’s are also relevant today because more African Americans are being educated and more African Americans are being active in the places we lack contribution. African Americans now are involved in programs, clubs, organizations, etc. that we weren’t apart of year’s ago. I feel that historically black colleges and universities go the extra mile for their students. The African American students at the HBCU’s are held to high expectations. Attending a HBCU is also relevant today because we, as African Americans, learn to appreciate and get along with one another. Even just the peer to peer experience is relevant today. I feel that most of the HBCU’s educate its African American students in a way we learn and perceive things the best. HBCU’s teach us not only to respect ourselves but others as well. Today especially I feel that respect is the main thing that most African Americans lack today. HBCU’s similar to Tuskegee University are responsible for schooling thousands of African American males and females students from all over the world. One lesson we all can learn is to never allow a stereotype to get the best of us and to never live up to a stereotype neither. There are two stereotypes I’ve learned to be very popular amongst African Americans. One is that we’re always late and two we’re ignorant. Being at Tuskegee University it’s the total opposite. The students and staff are always on schedule. I also don’t believe African Americans are ignorant neither. If that was the case so many African Americans wouldn’t be attending college.
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