We have seen a great deal of bigotry and racism on Public White Institution (PWI) campuses. For those that argue we live in a post racial society, we created a list of hatred against African-Americans at PWIs to remind you we have a long journey ahead as it relates to addressing race relations in America. These incidents at PWI’s would not happen at an HBCU (Historically Black College and University).
According to The Root, “Jeffrey Allan Matthews Jr., (a 2015 graduate of Bridgewater College and a spring 2013 initiate of the Beta Delta Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi), passed away. On Saturday friends, classmates and fraternity brothers spent seven hours creating a memorial for him on “Spirit Rock,” a large stone in the middle of campus used as a communal space for campus events, rallies and activities. When they woke up Sunday morning, they found that someone had defaced the memorial by spray-painting over it with the words “#TrumpTrain” and “Trump 2016.””
It is safe to say: this would not happen at an HBCU.