As Morehouse and Spelman Graduate, Consider Fate and Funding of HBCUs

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As long as the dramatic racial wealth gap persists, enhanced black alumni-giving will not solve the HBCU financial crisis. Rather than empty rhetorical devices that burden low-resourced blacks to give more than they actually have, what is needed is a reversal of financial austerity policies that divert resources away from HBCUs, including punitive No Child Left Behind-like reform and more rigid eligibility standards in Pell Grants and Parent Plus Loans.