Black College to Offer Degree Program in Emergency Management

The Raleigh, North Carolina, Fire Department was recently sued by a black firefighter who claimed he was denied a promotion because of his race. If the department wishes to make a concerted effort to increase racial diversity in its ranks, it won’t have far to go. This coming fall, Shaw University, the historically black educational institution in Raleigh, will begin offering a degree in public administration with a specialization in emergency management. Students enrolled in the program will take 10 courses in emergency management and be required to participate in a summer internship program.

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