Omaha Public Radio News
12:05 am
Mon January 26, 2009

Town hall meeting focuses on black males and higher education

Omaha, NE – A Michigan State University professor says higher education can transform the lives of young black men.

James Minor is an Associate Professor of Educational Administration. He spoke recently at a Town Hall Meeting at Metropolitan Community College. Minor argues that higher education can transform the lives of young black men more than any other experience. But Minor says many young black children are challenged by growing up in low-income, single-parent households.

Minor says there has also been little improvement in urban school districts. He shared his experiences growing up in the Detroit Public Schools, which Minor says graduates 33 percent of its black male students.

The entire Town Hall meeting airs Monday, February 2 on Omaha Public Radio.