Colleges Seek Key to Success of Black Men in Classroom

October 10, 2008 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

As a 21-year-old black man with lofty educational plans, Clifford M. Bridges is accustomed to straddling different worlds.

Back in Raleigh, N.C., where he grew up, he attended a public high school with a predominantly black enrollment. But he spent...

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