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RE: My impressions of the ULM campus
(07-07-2017 03:21 PM)GreenHornet33 Wrote:  
(07-07-2017 03:17 PM)Usajags Wrote:  
(07-07-2017 03:08 PM)GreenHornet33 Wrote:  
(07-05-2017 10:09 AM)Usajags Wrote:  
(07-05-2017 04:59 AM)BRtransplant Wrote:  Grambling University was sorely needed when it was established. It, like all other historically black colleges, was established because of racial segregation. Now, even though the primary reason for GSU's existence is no more, it is too politically incorrect to even speak of ever shutting it down.

Today, the two HBC's in Louisiana remain a drain on Louisiana taxpayers solely for political reasons. The vast majority of black high school students that meet the academic requirements of La Tech, ULM, UNO, or ULL, attend one of those schools over GSU or Southern. Though GSU and Southern are no longer needed, the citizens of Louisiana will be stuck paying the price for this political correctness for a long time to come. The same can be said about almost all HBC's.

The two public HBCU's in Alabama are both well positioned in the state. Alabama A&M has an endowment of $119milliom and sits on 880 acres, Alabama State's endowment is $86.5 mil. Except for UA-Huntsville for A&M and AU-Montgomery for State, neither university is relatively close to another public university, and neither UAH or AUM play football. If they could shake the HBCU designation, they would just become intrastate regional universities. For what it's worth, there are white students on both campus', I've seen them on their athletic teams.

Also, Alabama State recently built their new OCS, and it is exactly what I want at South!!!


Why would we want to "shake" the HBCU designation?

You will always be an HBCU by the definition as an historically black college or university. I was more referring to perception of being a school for black people instead of a school for all people. The Alabama university system is very well designed with location for all public schools and the region they each service.

In 2017 if a person believes that an HBCU is only for black people, that's a them problem. ASU right now is about 9% white, most PWIs don't have black student populations that high.

probably true but black folks only make up 11% of the national population. at uta they are over 14%
07-09-2017 01:34 PM
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RE: My impressions of the ULM campus
(07-06-2017 03:14 PM)doberman1 Wrote:  
(07-06-2017 08:34 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(07-05-2017 06:30 PM)doberman1 Wrote:  I believe ULM was in the Southland Conference with us, ULL, and UTA way back in the day. They were with us in the American South that the Sunbelt merged with. They've been a part of this core group for at least the 30 years that I remember. They have a good Pharmacy school and have had National Championship water skiing teams. I'm sure they have other things going for them, but I'm no expert since I pretty much just follow what StAte does.

ULM wasn't in the American South.

Were they still in the SLC during that time frame?

I think you may be forgetting, but the American South was not a football conference.
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RE: My impressions of the ULM campus
The following schools shared time in both the SLC and Sun Belt.

Arkansas St - SLC (1964-1987), American South (1987-1991), Sun Belt (1991-present). Football spent two stints in the Big West Conference (1993-96 & 99-01).

Louisiana - SLC (1971-1982(women's sports til 1987)), American South (1987-1991), Sun Belt (1991-present). Football in Big West from 93-96.

Louisiana Tech - SLC (1971-1987), American South (1987-1991), Sun Belt (1991-2001), WAC (2001-2013), CUSA (2013-present). Football in Big West from 93-96.

Louisiana-Monroe - SLC (1982-2006 (football went FBS in 1994), Sun Belt 2006 -present (FB joined in 2001))

UTA - SLC (1964-2012), WAC (2012-2013), SBC 2013-present

Lamar - SLC (1964-1987), American South (1987-1991), Sun Belt (1991-1999), SLC (1999-present)

North Texas - SLC (1982-1996), Big West (1996-2000), Sun Belt (2000-2013), CUSA (2013-).
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