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ERIC Number: EJ1160433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1946-7109
The Black Lives Matter Movement and Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Gasman, Marybeth
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v14 n1 Fall 2017
This article looks at the Black Lives Matter Movement and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continue to play an important role in society. However, what the Black Lives Matter movement shows consistently is that predominantly White institutions need to change, to step up and embrace difference, and to be truly inclusive. Doing so means that some policies will need to change, some traditions will need to end, and more oversight will be needed in order to ensure that African Americans have choices for their educational endeavors. HBCUs should not be left to do all of the hard work. Instead, predominantly White institutions should look to them as examples and for guidance in empowering African American students by providing a safe environment and truly valuing their contributions. HBCUs are places where Black lives have always mattered but there is nothing but will stopping all colleges and universities from valuing Black lives in the same way.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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