ERIC Number: ED170410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Black Protest Tradition of Historically Black Colleges: A Comparative Analysis of Historically Black and Historically White Institutions.
Blake, Elias, Jr.
Debate and Understanding: A Journal for the Study of Minority Americans' Economic, Political and Social Development, p228-39 1978
This article examines the forces of discrimination in institutions of higher education in the United States. Much of the literature on black education from the beginning of the century to Jensen's work has attempted to show the inherent inferiority of blacks. This literature has shaped the general public's view of black Americans and their education. Given the history of social science in America, it is not surprising that blacks cannot get their white colleagues to understand their views on the issue of equality of blacks and whites. Both black faculty and students report continued discrimination, both overt and covert, in white institutions. Within the public and private black colleges the tradition of supporting equality despite segregation continues. The role of black colleges is still compensatory in terms of the continuing default of American higher education to be more responsive. Support for black institutions has been uncertain and short-term. Prior to 1968, no significant national commitment to the higher education of blacks existed. Since then the Federal government has made this commitment. (Author/MC)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Education, Black History, College Desegregation, Educational History, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Higher Education, Opinions, Racial Discrimination
Not available separately; See UD 019 359
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Academic Services and Minority Affairs.
Note: For related documents, see UD 019 359-362