This is my latest for HBCU Digest. When I saw Alicia’s post for the first time, I was blown away by the way that she voiced so many of the complexities that come along with being black and educated in our society. I knew I had to unpack it. I’m really grateful to the Ahalt family for allowing me to share their story.

“The antiblackness of both blacks and whites means that HBCUs are viewed, many times unfairly, as less than optimal options. But, interestingly enough, we have seen black students at PWIs contend with rampant antiblackness on their campuses. One only has to remember the #blackoncampus conversation for a glimpse of the marginalization that black students, as well as black staff and faculty, experience almost daily.” – tbh

HBCUs – The Institutional Antidote to White Fragility