Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have almost become a rite of passage in my family.
I received my bachelor’s degree from Southern University and my master’s degree from Texas Southern University (TSU).
My parents both received their bachelor’s degrees from Southern University and their master’s degrees from Texas Southern University.
But although those choices proved the perfect places for my parents and I, it does not mean that it is the best choice for all African-American students.
And African-American students who choose to attend a predominantly White institution (PWI) should not face ridicule for trying to bring some African-American flavor to predominantly White spaces.