My latest op-ed appeared in The Virginian-Pilot Wednesday. Predictably, any mention of race brings out the haters among us – and yesterday’s article was no exception. Why people feel the need to email me with their charges that this is all President Obama’s fault (really?) is beyond me. Of course, I also get some positive emails as well.Those remind me that not everyone out there reading the newspaper is nuts.
Anyway – a couple of links that inspired the article. First, there was this article on TCC’s successful efforts to increase black enrollment. And there was this report (pdf) from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Research at UVA, which came out late last month and has, for the most part, received little notice.
If you are not familiar with the Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men, their website is here.
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