Many Black colleges’ racial demographics soon may look shockingly similar to many traditional U.S. schools, because of a new recruiting tactic.
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Historically Black Colleges and Universities are actively recruiting non-black students to boost lagging enrollment and offset funding shortfalls.
The Root.com reports:
We’re glad the Wall Street Journal has discovered what is commonly known on HBCU campuses, there is racial, religious, gender and cultural diversity on them. Recruiting outside of your core group makes sense especially since Blacks have many more options than before. Further with the elimination of affirmative-action programs and massive cuts in funding at mainstream universities, it stands to reason that more whites and Hispanics would be seeking education elsewhere.