The fall can be a stressful time for high school seniors, even for President Obama’s eldest daughter, Malia. Aside from who she chooses for the Sidwell Friends homecoming dance, the 17-year-old will have to decide where to attend college.
While many are fixated on whether she’ll go Ivy, liberal arts, or public, Next America offers some thoughts on why she should apply to a Historically Black College or University.
Here are 7 reasons why Malia Obama should choose an HBCU:
1) Cultural Diversity
Malia will be surrounded by people from across the country and around the world, which will be a smooth transition from her years tagging along with POTUS to far-off places. HBCUs are home to students of all ethnicities, races and backgrounds, which will give her a global view, much like her father.
2) Inclusive Curriculum
HBCU alumni often say that their professors tried to be more inclusive of multiple perspectives, histories and peoples. HBCUs are unique because the curriculum resembles that of any institution but also is supplemented by the richness of African-American culture.
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