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April 24, 2005


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I must say that I agree with you, Spence. My criticism, though, is with those people that automatically discount black schools on the basis of their negritude. I wouldn't argue that Clark was a better academic institution than Harvard, though I would say that the social environment is healthier, and that counts for a lot.

But the issue I posed wasn't just limited to black colleges, though that was the vessel I chose. It really boils down to something you mentioned--if you'll go to Mississippi State, Wayne State, East Carolina, or any schools on that level before going to some black schools, I've got serious questions for that person about white supremacy.

Lester Spence

Yeah, I'd have questions too.

It goes the other way as well. I had a student choose the University of Illinois at Chicago over Michigan. Powerful as hell. Smart as hell, and she wanted to be a political scientist. UIC doesn't even place graduates in higher education! I think she picked UIC because she was from Chicago and missed her parents...but damn.


Good point LKS but if the prospective student is a first generation college student where do they seek help;sounds like a good bus. opourtunity (newsletter

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