Historical black colleges build leaders and give thousands of African-American students a place to learn, grow, and make something out of themselves even though all odds are against them. A main concern in the HBCU community is funding, and lack of resources. Hilary Clinton, our Democratic nominee and hopeful soon-to-be President, has plans on changing this by investing upwards of $25 billion to support the country’s 107 historically black colleges and universities.
Clinton believes that HBCUs are one of the last cultural gems that black people have left in this country, and that they deserve to be respected and treated fairly.
“HBCUs are a big part of this story,” Clinton writes. “Over the course of the campaign, I’ve visited nearly a dozen historically black schools—not just to show my support for their mission, but to shine a spotlight on many of their talented and inspiring students. In a Clinton-Kaine administration, we’d ensure that HBCUs can continue to remain a pivotal force in our society—not just for African-American students, but for all the students that attend them.”
She added, “…we’ll make a historic $25 billion investment across all HBCUs—public and private—so that each one has the funding to keep creating opportunities and providing more support services for underserved students. That includes expanding on-campus child care and creating more scholarships for students who are also parents to make it easier for them to obtain a degree.”
Clinton was introduced to America’s College Promise Act in Congress in July by Rep.Bobby Scott and credits her for inspiring her to take action.
“So, on Nov. 8, I hope you’ll stand with us. Vote for the kind of country we want to be. And remember that all it takes is a small mark on a ballot to make a huge mark on our nation’s future.” – Hilary Clinton