Monday, August 29, 2005

Back to the Future

I saw this on Best of the Web Today. Now maybe I am just a dumb white guy, but I seem to recall a movement over the last 40 years to eliminate the segregation of education in the south. IMHO the biggest thing holding back young blacks in their educational opportunities is not being around whites, it is being around other blacks who do not uphold the value of education as much as whites (or especially Asians) do. But that is just me.

Twenty-seven black freshmen at the University of West Georgia will live together, attend classes together and learn to study together this year as part of the Carrollton school's first learning community for African-American men. It is believed to be the only learning community specifically for black men at a historically white public college or university in Georgia.