In order to serve black men in the most effective, efficient, and just ways, we need all colleges and universities to examine their practices that keep black men out and that work against black student male success.
I shall never forget my academic advisor, Mrs. Gladys McKindra Smith. On a July day, in an auditorium that was about 100 degrees, she said, "Mr. Nelms, your scores are sort of low, but if you follow this schedule, you'll be alright."
Rather than comparing HBCUs to majority institutions, the U.S. News and World Report ranks the historic institutions against their peers. This is problematic since these institutions as a group are wonderfully diverse.