“Certainly this is not an indictment of predominantly white institutions but this is a reality. A Black student goes into a classroom and is never engaged by the instructor, is never is in any way subtly or not so subtly told, ‘I believe you have the intellect. I want to see that intellect developed. I want to give you experiences beyond the classroom that will help you develop that intellect’.”
Spectrum News featured President Elfred Anthony Pinkard in a 30 minute documentary. It looked at the experiences of students of African descent at predominantly white institutions. Dr. Pinkard offered his thoughts on how HBCUs like Wilberforce create spaces for underrepresented students.
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