i'm an african american senior and i really want to attend uc for nursing, but after hearing about irate8 im second guessing. Should i still attend uc?
Absolutely. UC is an amazing school with fantastic programs. Our nursing school ranks nearly top 50 in the nation, and our online nursing programs are top 10 in the nation. #theIRATE8 could have chosen to go to other schools with higher percentages of black students or even HBCUs, however, the first and foremost reason we are here is for our education. When 6 year-old Ruby Bridges laced up her shoes the morning she went to school she knew what she was up against. She was going to be the first black student at an all white school. Protestors and white families lined the streets for miles and shouted at her, screamed, threw things at her, and one woman even brought a small wooden coffin with a black baby-doll in it. However, with her head held high, Ruby went to school. Because we ALL deserve the privilege of a quality education. Ruby did, and you do to.