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AFRICANGLOBE - HBCU’s have always enrolled students of all races, but they are increasingly becoming less Black. At some, like Bluefield, Blacks now comprise less than half of the student body. At Lincoln University in Missouri, African-Americans account for 40 percent of enrollment while at Alabama’s Gadsden State Community College, 71 percent of the students are White and just 21 percent are Black.
AFRICANGLOBE - When thousands marched on Washington half a century ago, many of the Black students who were there came from historically Black colleges and universities. Today, many highly talented Black students attend majority White institutions concerned about diversity. They're often drawn by full scholarships, and enrollment at HBCUs has plunged as a result.