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Clinton Allies Continue to Stress Issue of Black Colleges

Allies of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign continue to push hard on the issue of historically black colleges, arguing that the college affordability plan of Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s rival for the Democratic nomination, would hurt these institutions. The Clinton plan, unlike the Sanders plan, does not promise free college for everyone at public colleges, and also includes funds for private historically black colleges and other institutions that serve many disadvantaged students. The comparison is getting lots of attention from Clinton allies in the days ahead of the Democratic primary in South Carolina, where black voters are key.