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President Trump will sign an executive order to bolster historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) on Tuesday. The order will do this by moving the moving the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which was previously part of the Department of Education, back to the White House.
The administration says this action will encourage strategic partnerships with other agencies and outside groups by giving it greater visibility. The United Negro College Fund had requested that Mr. Trump move the Initiative to the White House and be led by a person “who reports to a senior advisor to the president,” according to The Washington Post.
Dozens of HBCU leaders gathered at the White House on Monday where they briefly met Mr. Trump in the Oval Office before meeting with Vice President Mike Pence. The order is a signal that the Trump administration plans to make HBCUs a priority, boosting Trump’s “urban agenda,” a senior White House office told reporters in a briefing.
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities was started by President Jimmy Carter, but the Trump administration says the office has “lost track because they didn’t have the full force of the White House behind it.”
You know, it's like Satchel Paige taking advantage of team choice when he pitched in the Negro Leagues.
@cobrat This also brings up another related issue which was that public schools historically tended to be much more popular among Northern/NE states than in the southern states, especially before the antebellum because of the feudalistic attitudes among the prevailing southern White local elites who felt their taxes to support the education of poorer Whites was already offensive to their sensibilities....the idea of doing so to support the education of free Blacks or after the Civil War, the Black populace was considered by most of them to be beyond the pale.
Nice for the OP to bury the message on this. Fake news indeed.
What is fake about DeVos' actual statement, straight from the government DoE web site this morning?
Your post ignores the real news story here which is the White House initiative on HBCU's. Instead of creating a thread on that issue, you choose to focus on a relatively innocuous press release
This whole thread is fake news.
Historically, this misses the mark in that the main problem with children attending public schools in the South even into the early 20th century was they were still needed on the farm. Those White local elites could have built a grandiose building, and hired top notch teachers, but if kids needed to work, those teachers would be lecturing to a nearly empty classroom. It also ignores how prevalent private schools were in the NE due to the large Catholic presence, and how BS were where the NE elite sent their kids.