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Friday, 15 March 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY :BLACK VETERANS OF AMERICAN WARS AT HOME AND ABROAD :

Black Middle Class failed to keep pace with the white middle class because Blacks had fewer opportunities to earn College Degrees. In addition to the other obstacles gaining admission to Universities was no easy task for Blacks on the G.I. Bill.  Most Universities had segregation principles underlying their admissions policies, utilizing either official or unofficial quotas even if they could gain admission to Universities, public Education was in such a poor state for Blacks that many of them were not adequately prepared for college level work. Those Blacks that were prepared for college level work and gained admission to predominantly white Universities still experienced racism on campus.






















By 1946 only one fifth of the 100,000 Blacks who had applied for educational benefits had been registered on college furthermore , historically Black Colleges and Universities came under increased pressure as rising enrollments and strained resources forced them to turn away an estimated 20,000 Veterans.  Veterans were alredy the poorest and Black Universities and Colleges were also  the poorest in the United States resting at the bottom of the Education hierarchy and served to most whites, only to keep Blacks out of White Colleges. Though Blacks encounter many obstacles in there pursuit of the benefits offered by the G.I. Bill these were positive aspect of the Law for African American Community as well. The Bill greatly expanded the population of African American attending colleges and graduate school.  In 1940 enrollment at Black Colleges was 1.08%  of total U.S. College enrollment. By 1950 it had increase to 3.6%.