ERIC Number: ED061871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-6
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The Philosophical Justifications for Black Colleges in a Multiracial Society.
Cheek, King V.
The author of this paper argues that historically and traditionally black colleges must not be subjected to integration and mergers with white institutions because they would then be in danger of losing their black identity. There are 3 interrelated premises that support this point of view. (1) The black college by appropriately interpreting the black experience and by revealing and analyzing the impact of racism, can free both black and white America from the bondage of psychological taboos and misconceptions. (2) The black college's mission is to guarantee that equality of opportunity for all Americans becomes a reality. (3) The black college as a power base can provide the force, the vision, and the resources to promote needed change and to lift the quality of life within the black community. The author concludes that there is a clear need for both blacks and whites to see distinguished black achievements and to see black professionals in command of a major societal power base. The mere presence of these colleges is bound to affect society's values. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Address presented at Concurrent General Session I at the 27th National Conference on Higher Education