Monday, Howard student Allyson Carpenter said that women at historically black Clark Atlanta University exceedingly outnumber men at the school and called the six black male students elected to the presidency at every level of the Student Government Association at Clark Atlanta “pathetic.”
Carpenter, a political science major and community development minor, and also a 2016 Truman Scholar, said, “At a school where 74% of the population is black women, their student SGA is completely controlled by men. Amazing!”
She continued: “In case my sarcasm coming through, I think this is pathetic. Not something to be proud of.”
“And how does this help an institution that’s majority female? What exactly is there to brag about? No female representation? Oh ok.”
Despite being subjected to unfair and untrue stereotypes for decades, black men at Clark Atlanta are helping to debunk negative stereotypes.
In a release sent to HBCU Buzz late Tuesday, CAU announced that during the 2016-2017 academic year, six black male students have been propelled to every leadership position in CAU’s SGA.
According to the university’s website, Clark Atlanta is a comprehensive, private, urban, coeducational institution of higher education with a predominantly African-American heritage.