A Different World Enrollment Is Up at Historically Black Universities, Where 'Fitting In' Isn't an Issue
Courtney David Barrett Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
THEY HAVE RECEIVED dispatches from the educational promised land, and they are eager for the journey.
They get reports about faculty members who expect them to succeed, rather than assume that they will fail. They hear rumblings of a lifelong network of support and shared interests. They catch snippets about the mystique of merit, a classroom oasis where race is not a factor. They are told about just plain "fun."
Some black, college-bound students in the St. Louis area have no doubt that life at a historically black university will usher them into "a different world," much like the upbeat television series of the same name.
Some others caution that there is …
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