There are currently more than one hundred Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. Approximately half of the HBCUs are publicly funded and half are privately funded. Of those more than one hundred HBCU Institutions, only six have ABA accredited law schools. HBCU Law Schools comprise only three percent of the nation’s ABA accredited law schools, but they produce approximately twenty-five percent of law degrees earned by African Americans.
We must rally to the defense of our schools. We must repudiate this unbearable assumption of the right to kill institutions unless they conform to one narrow standard. It would be ironic to say the least, if the institutions that sustained blacks during segregation were themselves destroyed in an effort to combat its vestiges.