HBCU Enrollment Is Way Up Because Racism

- By Bossip Staff

For years Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) have been struggling for the most part due to financial troubles and also sagging enrollment. Well, according to a new study, HBCUs are seeing an enrollment surge and some experts say it may be due to poor race relations in the United States. According to the survey by Inside Higher Ed, some HBCUs have seen an enrollment increase as high as a 39 percent. With many students complaining of racial discrimination on American university campuses, students appear to be turning to HBCUs for solace. “According to the survey’s researchers, less than 25 percent of college and university professors thought race relations on campuses other than their own were good or excellent during the 2015-16 school year. Eighty-four percent of those surveyed believed race relations on their own campuses were just fine,” reported Ebony…

No Deal For $3 Billion O’Hare Bond Until More Black Representation, Says Chicago Black Caucus

A new $3 billion deal at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport may not go through if more Blacks are not hired. According to ABC News 7 Chicago, “A $3 billion bond deal for O’Hare Airport failed to get out of a city council finance committee on Friday after being blocked by members of the Black caucus.” Latino and progressive colleagues joined in support of the committee’s opposition. Black aldermen on the city council’s finance committee are upset over “the lack of African-American firms handling the deal and the number of minority workers at O’Hare.” So Black council members voted “no.” And the Black caucus is taking further action, first with Chapman & Cutler law firm which Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to manage the bond transaction. “Your firm has historically denied African Americans partnership at the firm, that is your history,” said Alderman Leslie Hairston…

Jay Z Breaks Down The Failure Of The War On Drugs

Jay Z like to talk facts, so narrating an explanation of the war on drugs, and how it failed, is right up his alley. In a short film for the New York Times, which is illustrated by Molly Crabapple, Hova breaks down how racism and the “war on drugs” is intertwined, and ultimately caused its failure. The film touches on the Nixon administration and the Rockefeller drug laws, how Black people in Crown Heights get stopped for infractions that students in Columbia are no doubt up to (read: drug possession), the ridiculous levels of incarceration in the U.S. for low level offenses and much more. For the unfamiliar with the Crack Era (thanks Ronald Reagan), the film is quite enlightening. For example, cocaine and crack are the exact same drugs just taken differently. But Blacks were getting jailed for its use at an exponentially hire rate than Wall Street bankers who were sniffing away…

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