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Offline klg14

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...Cameron Bell graduated last spring from Westlake High School in Atlanta and was accepted to UGA. But she decided to attend Tuskegee University in Alabama, an HBCU that gave her a full ride, allowing her to graduate without debt. She was also impressed by its program in computer science, her intended major, with a minor in business administration.

“My parents both went there, and they’re successful,” she said.

Bell, along with many of her classmates, rejects the idea that her individual choices are to blame for the lack of diversity at the state flagship.

Sitting in a Westlake classroom in March with several other high-achieving seniors, none of whom are going to UGA, she said, “If you’re going to sit back and say, ‘They’re doing the choosing, how is it our fault?’ that means that you’re not making yourself relevant.”
« Last Edit: September 28, 2022, 03:45:40 PM by klg14 »
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 :no:  NO WAY in ice blue hell that I was going to
 a UGA, BAMA, UT, OLE MISS-type of school.
NO THANKS.  I only wanted to go to an hbcu with
1 or 2 exceptions that weren't even in my top ten.

UGA is UGA....I believe that they could do MORE to attract
 minority students but I really don't believe that the school
is really interested.  ::)

My godson graduated from UGA altho I wasn't thrilled
about his choice mainly because of stories I have heard
about the racial climate there....unless you are a Black
football  or basketball player; different experience.

But he actually enjoyed it and loves his school.
I visited a few times and made sure I was back on
the road BEFORE dawn.  ;D My main concern was
having him being confronted with the racial bullchit.

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