New Trump Order Aims to Help Historically Black Colleges
“we will make HBCUs a priority in the White House”
This will drive the left crazy. They don’t want Trump to appeal to minorities. It would ruin their entire narrative and strategy.
The Washington Times reported:
Trump signs order supporting historically black colleges
President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at boosting his administration’s support for historically black colleges, as he seeks a closer relationship with the schools than President Obama had.
The president approved a measure that will move the government’s program for promoting historically black colleges and universities, called HBCUs, from the Education Department to direct oversight by the White House.
“Education has the power to uplift, it has the power to transform and perhaps most important education has the power to create greater equality and justice in our lives,” Mr. Trump said in a signing ceremony in the Oval Office with the leaders of about 20 schools. “That’s why today I am thrilled to be signing an executive order to recognize the importance of historically black colleges and universities, very important. They have played such an important role in achieving progress for African Americans in our nation’s march for justice.”
He said HBCUs “really have been pillars of the African American community for more than 150 years … and a grand and enduring symbol of America at its absolute best.”
“With this executive order, we will make HBCUs a priority in the White House, an absolute priority,” the president said.
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He doesn’t have to move the meter far to inspire some hope because the black community has been ignored for so long by dems.
I really want to see some serious progress for the black community and all those wonderful folks who have always worked so hard to give their kids a chance for a better life.
What the dems have done in the big cities should be criminally prosecuted.
This will drive the left crazy.
Which is why they’ll ignore it as long as possible.
I wonder as a practical matter exactly what this will do. I would like to know, a, b, c, what this will mean. I haven’t seen anything on that; perhaps we will in the coming months….
Will it mean infrastructure? Scholarships? New departments? Rotating professors in specialty areas? Closer connection with the offices that assist students in finding employment? Changes in curriculum to add areas more in sync with job market needs? I’m very curious….
The full text of the order gives some idea of what the White House wants to see happen: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/28/presidential-executive-order-white-house-initiative-promote-excellence