I’m mad as hell,…

 

4 YR

5 YR

6 YR

   

BOTHALF

 

%BLK

UNC-CH

0.77

0.89

0.92

   

0.01

 

0.08

NCSU

0.43

0.71

0.77

   

0.01

 

0.09

Applachian State

0.41

0.70

0.76

   

0.08

 

0.03

UNC-A

0.35

0.65

0.72

   

0.05

 

0.03

East Carolina

0.34

0.59

0.66

   

0.19

 

0.14

UNC-C

0.30

0.57

0.66

   

0.15

 

0.16

UNC-G

0.33

0.57

0.65

   

0.14

 

0.21

UNC-W

0.30

0.54

0.61

   

0.06

 

0.04

WCU

0.30

0.54

0.61

   

0.25

 

0.06

ECSU

0.25

0.44

0.50

   

0.76

 

0.79

UNC-P

0.20

0.39

0.45

   

0.36

 

0.31

NC A&T

0.19

0.37

0.43

   

0.65

 

0.85

NCCU

0.19

0.36

0.43

   

DNA

 

0.79

WSSU

0.17

0.35

0.42

   

0.45

 

0.74

FSU

0.14

0.30

0.38

   

0.49

 

0.70

 

Above… Graduation success rates for the UNC schools at the 4, 5 and 6 year terms. Percentage of incoming Freshmen accepted at the various institutions that were in the Bottom Half of their High School Class Ranking. And, the % of black students at the schools.

If I were an African-American politician, educator, pastor, or any other type of community leader, these stats would appall me, and I would be yelling out every chance I got, that, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.”

If a change is going to be made, then you probably need to tell all black students, male or female, that, “you’re not going to graduate from high school in the bottom half of your class.”

Secondly, it’s not equitable that 60% of black students attend a third of the UNC-System institutions. It’s racist, even if they are proud to be attending an HBCU. If a group of white guys decided that all black students were going to be grouped into a few schools, and that those schools were going to consistently graduate many fewer students, taking much longer to do so, if at all… shouldn’t someone be saying something?

Apparently, African-American students are doing far poorer in our secondary educational system than their white counterparts. As a result, the HBCU institutions are accepting a much greater percentage of “under-achievers,” just because they are black.

We will accept you into college, but you will be guaranteed to graduate at a far, far, far lesser rate than if you were accepted at a “white” institution. That is, if you graduate in even five or six years.

Because “white” institutions don’t have to suffer, to the degree that “black” institutions do, regarding the remedial education process for a large number of their students… just to get students to a point where they are ready to start taking college courses, there is no incentive to actually correct the underlying problem… a failed secondary educational system.

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