For every Black student at a predominantly white school who tweets about racial isolation and inequity at their school, seemingly, there are at least 10 Black students at HBCUs tweeting and posting about the food they don’t like, the housing they don’t like, the ratchetness of fellow students, the rules they don’t like, and the communities they don’t like at and surrounding their schools.
We should not be fooled; politicians, media, corporations and legislative and cultural oppressors know just how effective marching is today; the timing of last night’s non-indictment announcement in Ferguson, Mo. should give us all a sense of just how much Black folks in a crowd matters to the public, even with the imminent threat of violence.
He gave into himself, and unto others, until he could give no more. And this is the same plight faced by many of our historically Black institutions today. Egos, money, power and influence tint governance of our institutions, but because we are conditioned to do more with less, and because we are capable of and committed to executing a vision of success for Black students, we can generally overcome our own worst failings to make life better for others.