I was inspired to reach out to one of East Cleveland’s own lawyers and childhood friend, the reason being is because I was watching a special regarding the impact of HBCU’s which is an (acronym for Historically Black College’s and University’s) that really moved me, because attending an HBCU is not a path I had chosen, however, although there is no major difference academically when it comes to HBCU’s and majority attended colleges, after reading this perhaps it may move YOU to consider enrollment for refinement.
The special touched me because even though we live a racially charged society, the Black students interviewed state that attending an HBCU was a sort of refuge from the “outside world” and that versus a conventionally diverse college, they felt safer with expression. (HBCU’s house at least 87% Black attendees)
The interview is very insightful, I invite you to read along:
Q1: At what age did you decide to pursue law?
A: “Every since middle school, during the high school experience I had a criminal studies course, and that’s what substantiated my love for law.”
Q2: You got accepted to Ivy League colleges. What made you choose an HBCU for undergrad?
A: “I always knew I wanted to attend an HBCU.” She states she watched television programs such as A Different World and was entralled with the thought of attendance.
Most importantly she states that she did her research about how HBCU’s came into existence and that played a major, influential role in her final decision.
Q3: What lessons did you learn in at your HBCU that you carried into the real world?
A: She states that not only was it phenomenal, but also, empowering through knowlege and fun! Not only that but she recieved support, and enrichment.
“It molds a more strategic mind by teaching your own history which in turn builds confidence.”
It was a pleasure doing this interview.. thank you!
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