Brawl at HBCU: What’s in the water at Alabama State?

The brawl at Alabama State

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are one of our favorite topics here at SBPDL. We have been working on a 80 – 100 white paper on HBCU’s (many of you loyal readers sent in amazing articles discussing these important institutions and their contributions to America) that is one of our favorite side projects.

Despite this sad news, Fortune 500 companies flock to the campuses of HBCU’s in a bid to find the brightest, Blackest talent to fill diversity positions within their offices (the abilities of Predominately White Institution graduates sadly are ahead of HBCU grads). Remember that 80 percent of HBCU students rely on aid to attend schools, and remember the high rate of student loan defaults these students subsequently have.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at Alabama State, a school boasting a whopping 23 (or 27) percent graduation rate. The student body has a whopping 900 average SAT score. Why on earth aren’t major companies offering high-paying jobs to the graduates from ASU again? We might never know.

What we do know is that the current crop of students at Alabama State – future owners of sterling credit scores thanks to defaulting on student loans – enjoyed an Animal House moment recently in a campus eatery:

A fight broke out on campus at Alabama State University Monday and now a full investigation by ASU’s campus police department is underway.


The fight involved two groups inside a campus cafeteria.

An earlier brawl – 2009 – on ASU’s campus

There were no apparent serious injuries.


ASU Police are not releasing any specifics because they don’t want to jeopardize the investigation.


Investigators did say the altercation involved only students.


The incident was captured on video, and was posted on You Tube.

Montgomery is famous for Black brawls. A massive, arena brawl transpired at Alabama State’s Acadome in 2009 that became a media sensation for a day or so.

Is there something in the water on Alabama State’s campus? Worse, could the fluoride in the drinking water nationwide be the cause of the racial gap in learning and the racial gap present in how discipline is distributed?

Are HBCU’s necessary anymore? Do they serve the students who attend them – as one writer claims that they fail to do? A university, college or school system is a reflection of the students who take classes there, so the failure rests squarely on the shoulders of the students.

Just as the behavior of those in the videos below is a reflection of a community that no one dares state is morally bankrupt, Birmingham, Montgomery, Detroit and Alabama Statue University reflect their majority Black populations just as Austin, Portland and Seattle reflect their majority white populations.

 Black Run America (BRA) has ensured no discussion of horrible Black behavior is tolerated; it’s just a shame that the Internet broadcasts both videos and images of that behavior for everyone to see what they move away from.
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