The University of Connecticut is building a special residence for those who identify as African-American males, as a way to boost retention and graduation rates. Critics of the plan are calling the arrangement “racially segregated housing.”
As part of its Learning Community Program, the university has established “houses” designed to match students with like-minded peers, in order to foster development and to “make UConn feel like home,” according to the school’s website. In addition to houses aimed at environmentally-conscious students or nursing majors, for example, a new house under construction will cater to African-American men only….
Source: RT International