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Donald Trump signs Executive Order in support of black colleges

February 28, 2017

 Donald Trump spent the day narrative-busting: First he signed two bills designed to help women with science degrees and then he signed an Executive Order in support of black colleges.

  Here is more:

President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at boosting his administration’s support for historically black colleges, as he seeks a closer relationship with the schools than President Obama had.

The president approved a measure that will move the government’s program for promoting historically black colleges and universities, called HBCUs, from the Education Department to direct oversight by the White House.

“Education has the power to uplift, it has the power to transform and perhaps most important education has the power to create greater equality and justice in our lives,” Mr. Trump said in a signing ceremony in the Oval Office with the leaders of about 20 schools. “That’s why today I am thrilled to be signing an executive order to recognize the importance of historically black colleges and universities, very important. They have played such an important role in achieving progress for African Americans in our nation’s march for justice.”

He said HBCUs “really have been pillars of the African American community for more than 150 years … and a grand and enduring symbol of America at its absolute best.”

“With this executive order, we will make HBCUs a priority in the White House, an absolute priority,” the president said.

  It looks as though the White House will now have oversight over the program to promote HBCUs instead of the Department of Education and I am sure that is not going to sit well with the left–but then again they probably do not even know about this because they are too busy bashing KellyAnne Conway for having the audacity to put her feet on a couch.

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  1. March 1, 2017 10:13 am

    It is interesting that 62 years after the Supreme Court in Brown vs Board of Education struck down separate but equal It may have some merit. The original intent of the doctrine was racist, but in terms of educational achievement separate but equal may allow better academic achievement for different groups of learners. BCU are separate but equal to fully integrated schools. However by being separate they can offer special assistance to their students not found in the other schools

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