The Forgotten Predominantly Black Institutions of Higher Ed
We applaud the rising awareness of funding disparities and inequities long experienced by minority-serving institutions, including historically Black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions. This attention on the needs of MSIs is vital because of MSIs’ significant role in creating equitable economic opportunity for people of color. However, as the country faces a crisis in supporting Black students that started before the pandemic and has only accelerated since 2020, it is urgent that predominantly Black institutions, like the ones we lead, also are at the forefront of higher education equity conversations.
Originally published: June 7, 2022
Author: Kurt L. Schmoke, Zaldwaynaka Scott
Institution: Chicago State University, University of Baltimore
Published by: Inside Higher Ed