18.3.15

ONCE SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL, NOW EXCESS CAPACITY?

University Diaries uses news of a basketball game between Texas Southern and Southern University that ended in fights to look at the academic performance of those institutions of higher education. "Why is Texas Southern University a university? Why hasn’t it been shut down?"

To do so would be to further dismantle Jim Crow.  Texas Southern and Southern are among the historically black colleges and universities.  Presumably the point of integrating Ole Miss and Texas and the like is to compel the state flagship universities to admit the best, irrespective of, as we used to say, race, creed, or color.  If there is excess capacity in access-assessment-remediation-retention, might the institutions set up to maintain segregation not be a good place to look?

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