Race Matters Update: Howard University Responds To Allegations That No Black Male Students Were Admitted To Their Medical School Last Year

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Howard University Responds To Accusations Of Bias Against Prospective Black Male Students

Yesterday, we reported on an article by Dr. Boyce Watkins in which she addressed the recent claim made by a conference speaker that prestigious HBCU Howard University had purposely excluded black male students from their medical school this year and ended up with zero black make students admitted to the program.

In response to the claim, a Howard University professor reached out to BOSSIP to clear up claims that the school says are inaccurate with this statement:

A recent article circulated online erroneously states that the Howard University College of Medicine did not admit any African-American males this year. As of June 18, 2013, of the 120 newly admitted medical school students, more than 30 percent are African-American men.

The data presented in the article are inaccurate and misleading. Howard University has a legacy of producing highly qualified and compassionate African-American physicians and other health care professionals who deliver patient care particularly in communities that have a shortage of physicians and public health professionals.

And there you have it. We can definitely appreciate the school taking the time to clear this up and set the record straight.

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