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Reply to "College "Education" Is BS"

Hey - I have a question Shango67. To be clear, this is not meant to nitpick or snipe at you or anything else that you may have felt in the past from me. It's just an honest question about your views. Cool? bsm

I believe that you've mentioned that you would prefer for a college bound African American to go to an HBCU - like Howard or Morehouse etc. You've also been quite articulate about your opposition to affirmative action - to some degree (I believe) because it's a federal program - it's the government interceding on black folks' behalf. Others here have made the argument that any time the government gives something, it can obviously take it away - and that any reliance on our part on a program like this is nonsensical.

Well, here's the question. Since Howard, for example, is a federally chartered institution and is funded - largely - by government grants etc., then isn't - at the end of the day - Howard really no different than AA itself? Sure the environment may be different than other white schools, but if it's not appropriate for the government to act in our behalf for AA, then isn't it pretty much the same thing for them to act in our behalf to fund Howard? Furthermore, would you consider Howard a "black institution", or is it a "white institution for black folks"?
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