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Living The HBCU Legacy Scholarship Competition Posted on 08-01-2008
k_gilbert07
beltsville , MD
A lot of people today look down on HBCU’s, and that in my mind is very ignorant. They think just because most of them don’t have a big reputation they aren’t a good school. They may even look at it as a last resort right before community college. But I believe that they don’t really understand what HBCU’s have really done for America and other minorities. Back in the early 20th century, and some of the late 19th century where minorities were looked down on, and not given many opportunities HBCU’s gave them a chance to achieve something and make something of themselves. They gave them a chance to succeed and change the path for the future generations. If they were never founded who know what the “minority race(s)” will be today. The things you can learn in an HBCU can be different that things that you can learn at a different institution. Take African American Studies for example. If you take this class at a HBCU you may have a better chance of learning more, and going more in dept than you will at a non-HBCU. I mean the teachers could be more enthusiastic about teaching to a “minority” crowd just to show the student the roots of their ancestors. I mean they show us what our roots are and how life and the struggles went. I mean I’ve always been told in history class that “One thing that we learn from our history is that we don’t learn from our history” and it makes total sense. Being in college is important, and if there weren’t any HBCU’s back in the early 20th century late 19th century, I can’t imagine what life would be like today, because minorities wouldn’t have been able to advance their knowledge and pass it on to our generation. Basically even though we don’t learn from our history, what we should’ve learned was that without education life is pointless, but with an education you can accomplish something and possibly make something of yourself. Everyone deserves a chance to get an education and be successful and thanks to the founding of HBCU’s this gave minorities a chance to make life better.
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