Male Population At HBCU's On The Decline
News flash! Black males aren't going to college
If you're a young black male basing your decision to go to college on how many girls are going to be there, you can't go wrong at any HBCU these days.
In a report from the Department of Education, women are said to outnumber men 3-to-2 on black college campuses.
In a report, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution points out that the fall freshmen class at Clark Atlanta University welcomed 1,000 students and that less that 100 of them were men.
"Women are very motivated to pursue education. Their ambition is fueled by advancement,” says Michael L. Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund to the AJC. “Black women get it, but for whatever reason, that same impetus hasn’t been happening with African-American men, or with men, period.”
"Mothers raise their daughters and love their sons,” says University of Georgia counseling professor Deryl Bailey. “I will not say it is a piece of cake for black females, but the obstacles that impact males are more difficult.”
The imbalance also has an effect outside of the classroom on the dating scene as well.
"It can be unfortunate for the girls in terms of social life, because it almost feels like we are overpopulated,” said Carmella Baldwin, the reigning Miss CAU. “And with dating, it is always, ‘You don’t want to talk to such-and-such, because he has already talked to so-and-so.’”
We're sure the guys at these schools are complaining, but still this is pretty bad.