Hey HBCU community! Did you see this?

Cory Booker recently announced that he will be pledging $1 billion dollars to historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) if he is elected president.

Booker said in a statement that HBCUs are the reason why he is here today and he wants to give back to these institutions of higher education. Both of his parents are HBCU graduates (Fisk University and North Carolina Central University).

“You can judge a lot by a country by who they incarcerate,” Cory Booker tells NPR.

“HBCUs make our country stronger and more reflective of the diversity that makes us so great,” Booker said in a statement, according to HuffPost.

He continued, “I am here today because of the power of these institutions to uplift and bring about opportunity to Black Americans. As president, I will redouble our efforts to support and invest in HBCUs across the country ― my mother and father wouldn’t have it any other way.” (Booker attended Stanford, Oxford and Yale.)

Head over to HuffPost to read more.