01 Jul Letter from the President: Celebrate Freedom and Work to Preserve It
We believe every child should have access to a high-quality education that prepares them to be independent thinkers, engaged citizens and successful adults. To achieve this vision, it is critical to continue to improve access to post-secondary education — especially for students who face barriers.
Here in the Black Belt, those barriers are everywhere — the result of centuries-old racist systems that were purposely designed to disadvantage our community.
Unfortunately, this week’s decision by the Supreme Court to limit affirmative action in higher education is a step backwards for efforts to reduce these historic inequities — and for creating equitable opportunities for many students in our community.
At the same time we are processing this setback from our Supreme Court we are thankful for the progress made in the decision forcing the state of Alabama to more equitably address voting districts. We are happy to share with you our most recent edition of the Black Belt Bulletin on this subject.
Celebrate Freedom and Continue to Work Hard to Maintain It!