By Ron Stodghill
A richly pronounced account of the forces threatening America's historical black faculties and universities—and how assorted leaders national are suffering to maintain those associations and black tradition alive for destiny generations.
American schooling is less than siege, and few elements of the process are extra threatened than black schools and universities. as soon as hailed as nationwide treasures, traditionally black schools and universities (HBCUs) equivalent to Spelman university, Morehouse university, and Howard University—the spine of the nation's black heart category that have produced legends together with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and Oprah Winfrey—are in a struggle for survival. The threats are quite a few: Republican kingdom legislators are made up our minds to merge, consolidate, or close down traditionally black schools and universities; Ivy League associations are poaching the easiest black highschool scholars; President Obama's push for heightened functionality criteria, and cuts in mortgage investment from the U.S. division of Education.
In this tightly woven narrative filled with fascinating characters, Where all people feels like Me chronicles this close to brink for black schools. Award-winning journalist Ron Stodghill bargains an extraordinary behind-closed-doors inspect the non-public global of the forums of administrators, the black intelligentsia, the leaders of commercial, legislation, politics, tradition, and activities, and different influential figures fascinated about the talk and conflict to avoid wasting those associations. instructed from the point of view of a kin, Where everyone appears like Me indicates their fight to safe the simplest schooling for his or her baby. Where all people feels like Me is a story of imaginative and prescient and vanity—of boardroom backbiting, monetary chicanery, idealism and keenness. listed here are directors, celebrities, alumni, and others whose lives are intricately tied to those associations and their fate—whether they're going to stay robust and very important, or turn into a respected a part of our cultural past.