Being a White Student at a Historically Black College

Being a White Student at a Historically Black College

I know College is really about getting
an education but here you can get like an education academically as well as
education through life also so much of it is that Brotherhood component that I
thought was it was rare and so when it came time to apply to schools did you
apply anywhere else or no more houses at the only school that I applied to walking down Brown Street and having
people acknowledging you and affirming you that’s something that if they do
here and I love that try to culture shock southern hospitality is a
beautiful thing students here they are extremely hardworking and creative we
produce more black attorneys we produce the most black doctors anybody around
you they’re black students they’re black artists this place is secret I think
this is a safe space for black students and this school was gonna challenge me
in ways that I probably would not have gotten at other institutions and if we
had white people just come in here I will feel disrespected I am as a result
of you know this school do you feel like you really belong here
I feel like I belong here if I’m putting in the word decibel we’re on the campus of Morehouse College
Morehouse is an historically black men’s college that was founded out of the
necessity to give a culturally safe space to black students who are being
excluded by predominantly white institutions in 2018 their existence
feels necessary for a lot of the same reasons in the past year alone hate
groups are openly marching on college campuses a white student admitted on
Instagram to tampering with her black roommates personal belongings
another black student had the police called on her while sleeping on a couch
in the common area of her dorm and others are still victims of racially
motivated attacks the thing is Morehouse like so many other HBCUs is navigating
one of the most difficult financial climates it’s seen since its
establishment and in order to keep their doors open they’ve turned to the
recruitment of non black students that we want to come together but for some of
you coming together means ignoring our experiences and while shows like dear
white people have dramatized the tension around white students entering black
spaces on college campuses that tension is very real at places like Morehouse so
we’re here to meet Thiago he’s a non-traditional freshman at Morehouse
and we’re gonna find out what it’s like being a non black student at an
all-black school Tiago what’s going on what’s up homie
are you doing what’s your name man Chris Chris so I got to actually put on my my
outfit before we start do you mind if I sit on your bed Oh respect to you I’m
sorry now I got you I got you always ask first I appreciate it I’m not trying to
violate so I was freshman year Ben it’s a little bit of a culture shock having
it be a new setting a new city you know when I first got here they told me you
know people are gonna always come up to you and ask you why’d you come to
Morehouse you know people looking at me like oh wow who is this person so that’s
something that was totally different but the cool thing is that it’s like
representative southern hospitality which I really appreciate so my middle
name is actually Jimmy because we share the same birthday that’s cool yeah my
dentist gave this to me that he’s been saving for decades you know growing up
in predominantly black kindergarten and elementary school and then transitioning
to a more white affluent community in my high school you know you get to see the
two different levels I think it was just psychologically just like you know put
me into this position where like I’m naturally more gravitated towards the
black community than the white community what made you want to come to this
school why Morehouse I think I just wanted something you know different how did your friends and peers and your
family how did they respond to this decision
my family was cool with it but I don’t think they really believed that you know
it was gonna end up happening and that’s no knock on them I love my family and
then you know peers they didn’t respond initially well to the idea of more house
so my kids they like ridiculed you yeah definitely first so it was a hard
process this was like my dream right if people were trashing it so I had a ton
of self-doubt and going through this like sort of like identity crisis kind
of realizing oh what am i doing you know am i doing what’s right because
everybody’s saying it’s wrong but every time I took a trip up here at morehouse
people told me oh man they’re gonna love you here I was like okay why am I being
treated better here more house by strangers then you know people back home Morehouse like many of the 101 HBCU
still operating in the United States was founded in the late 1800s to educate
freed slaves who were refused access to predominantly white institutions over
time they evolved in the culturally safe spaces where black students were
encouraged to be free thinking and could escape the oppression that lived outside
their campus gates and these environments help sculpt the great black
minds of America and Morehouse in particular has produced alumni like
Martin Luther King jr. Spike Lee and samuel l.jackson but this legacy is put
at risk with the active recruitment of non black students like we’ve seen at
West Virginia State or Bluefield state both HBCUs with black student
populations of less than 10% so I spoke with Damon Phillips from the school’s
Communications Office to find out why I mean ultimately it’s about finances
ultimately we need to find ways to fund our institutions differently than we
have in the past and so a lot of schools are now recruiting what we consider
non-traditional HBCU students but white students Asian students Hispanic
students there’s a big push has that been met with any criticism
from alumni or current students a lot of people have issue with it you know you
guys occur more how students how does that make you feel when you think about
the idea that there could be a growing number of white students on this campus
I’m on the fence about it because I feel like you know I should still accept
people who they are however at one point in time we weren’t allowed in high
school just because of the color of our skin now am i saying because of the
color their skin they’re not welcome here no but I am saying here at
Morehouse College they’re known for producing black what’s taught here is
not only how we fight for it for where we are but how we fight for who we are
outside of these gates if you grew up in an environment where you were mistreated
and abused and just you know belittled by white people you really don’t want to
see them when you come to a black space that bothers me because we
have to provide a safe haven for our children so there’s a frame of thought
that’s based in fear that if you let one person in then before you know it
everyone will come in in their schools that we’ve seen historically they’ve had
that where you’ve got Kentucky States and Tennessee States in West Virginia
States which is 95 percent white but still an HBCU so people are afraid of
that type of thing happening you’d be where kind of tipping if you
have 10 black student white students at Morehouse that’s not gonna affect the
culture 100 maybe if they made the decision to come to an HBCU you have to
expect that there is a level that they are at you know you have this fear that
they’re at a base level if they decide to come to an HBCU the white student
that conceivably would come here wouldn’t necessarily have the same
commitment because they don’t understand the struggle if they’re not coming in
with like a base level of knowledge you know this is the knowledge that you need
to have have you ever gotten a how to navigate white America Hamza I I miss my
papi I’m very comfortable with things not necessarily being integrated do you
feel like your presence here you’re infringing upon what’s supposed to be a
culturally safe space for people that don’t look like you I see how people
would like think of it from that perspective I know that like I come here
as a white person white male in this country we do have privilege now how can
we use our privilege for the betterment of society how do you feel like this experience is
changing you thus far the most fundamental change right out of
everything is turning me away from a self-absorbed experience is both
decentralizing the attitude of whiteness right the attitude that I’m smarter that
I deserve this opportunity more than you the attitude of supremacy understanding
that had I not come across Morehouse I probably would have never delved deep
into learning about you know the true history of this country all the you know
the things that the US government has done to keep people down
I wouldn’t think it’s fair for someone who characterize you as a person that is
seeking a black experience but how do you respond to people who think you’re
here because you want to be black um just just recognizing that that’s just
not my truth no I don’t want to change you know the color of my skin or act
like they stereotype of black people in society but there are elements to black
culture like the hospitality besides yeah they’re listening CIA’s monitoring
right now man I know they are losing wine that’s what the grilled chicken
yellow rice dish yellow right yeah I’m sure all of you had sort of like an
idea of what Moor house is gonna be by the time that you got here did you guys
think you were gonna have like a white friend when you got the moor house next
to me – so when I seen him on moving bed I hadn’t expected UTI though and even
after I did meet together I didn’t expect to talk to the ttio after all
right well at first I didn’t know his intentions so I didn’t I didn’t trust
the alcove too much everyone was a little bit skeptical of white person in
this black space just because an America weekend if you have a history of white
people coming into black spaces doing that’s okay then right but see how
that’s a great dude like he’s not doing this to be in some experiment he’s doing
this for the same reason that I’m here I was abandoned and when he explains to me
why I was like wow like that’s my loss you know he kind of has the same vision
that you know a more automation so their only reason that like I’m being able to
be cool everybody is because of these sort of interactions that godlike Kaleo
guys like Brandon Johnson Jackson Kip men and Morehouse and Morehouse men
throughout my life that have like helped me develop as a person so really I’m
just another person here ultimately I have to speak in Thiago for the first
time I knew the wrong thing to do was make her feel like she’s not loved she’s
a mute injured so in order for me to change his mind said I needed to be cool what is the thing that you love the most
about Morehouse is what do you value the most about this place what I pretty much
love the most is the mission or Morehouse that sort of unique mission of
having men become leaders that just changed the world practically and that’s
something that I wanted to be a part of have you taken any leadership positions
since you’ve arrived to you so I am the president of this dorm which is deemed
as a big deal right because of you know the obvious wait what’s the obvious
obviously you know a white student and by the most famous dorm
being the president of that mmmthat’s uh feel like very ironical right that’s the
right word so you’re being the president of graves rubbed some people the wrong
way oh definitely how did you become president I ran an election I remember
like I wanted to run for Vice President or treasurer because I didn’t think you
know president was possible I didn’t have that courage but people in this
hall encouraged me and then I ran what somebody taught me was that it’s never
about somebody voting for you it’s always about the message have you had to
confront your minority status here at this institution yeah um you know a
student earlier this semester you know stopped me and asked me why am I here
and we’re like a condescending undertone right anywhere you know people are not
gonna like you so I was a little bit you know anxious and whatnot not scared but
anxious you know I hope people will accept me people might say something or
look at me a certain way it’s fine it’s not personal especially because
like most of those people you know they don’t know me but it’s okay the history
of this country right and all the oppression has led people to feel this
way and I would say 99% of my experience
this year have been extremely amazing about 1% I don’t take it personally well
at the end of day everybody has their own individual judgment I judge you know
you judge we all judge but when people get to know me I think people will have
their own perspectives ok we’re gonna go talk to Professor Robin Marcus an HBCU
alumni and former professor to get her perspective on why historically black
colleges and universities are so important when you’re walking across a
campus and you’re reminded of who also walked on those on that lawn right who
said in those rooms the legacy is palpable to be able to step into that
space know that it was carved out for you when the rest of your life says
something very different about your value your intelligence your potential
at least for four years you’re not gonna have to think about racism and so when a
white student says you know I wanted to try something different or you know I
felt this calling to the mission of the school what is what are you here um well
that’s nice but you can’t you don’t understand what it meant for this grass
to be this this sod to be here you you don’t know that what does that mean
though that means that the shared the body the full weight of history what
that institution has stood for what it has meant for us us black people is it
reverse racism to have schools that are only for black students okay so I don’t
even understand that word that term for real and I get that is an argument it’s
a specious one it’s a dumb one racism has to do with structures with systems
with legislation all of that not it’s not fair because you’re black and you
can do it and I’m white and I should be able to do it that ain’t if that’s what
you call reverse racism I’m trying to conversation with you do you guys feel
like it is problematic that we’ve come here to showcase the experience of a
non-black student at an all-black school well I mean I genuinely want to know yes
why why do you say controversial because of course it’s already frowned upon that
how come they can get into where we want to be but we can’t get into where they
can this is a space where people that have been consistently marginalized for
the last 400 years have come to change that narrative yet when we get here when
the national media comes to have a conversation with us who do they want to
speak with the only perspective that’s relevant is the perspective of a young
person it doesn’t look like us I do like the fact that you’re here in order to in
order to allow us to drive our narrative but at the same time there is nothing
that a young non-traditional student can bring to the culture of Morehouse
Spellman o’clock it’s us culturing here so you asked about this question of
bringing I’m gonna just be blamed bringing a lot more white feeding into a
predominantly black space where Morehouse right now I’m slightly
uncomfortable that only because so many students came tomorrow specifically to
feel human and to not be the humanized be the most human that they could
possibly be in a society like this do you guys take issue with the fact that
there are a certain number of recruitment dollars that are reserved to
attract a non black student to Morehouse or Spelman or Clark is that a fact this place is sacred our ideas who we
are as people we feel safe here and if we had white people just coming in here
and taking over a 40% of the population I will feel disrespected I would love if
a white person with reddington’s came here and learned about us as black
people you have a lot to offer and I think it’s just a shame that we want to
keep that to ourselves come see what black people can do like I
don’t want to do that you can learn my history like in an African American
diaspora class I’m in pain because you all don’t see the bigger picture you see
what’s in front we just see the bigger picture here’s the bigger picture
Morehouse and Spelman recruit the best and the brightest girls and put them
next to the best and the brightest boys there’s always been white students here
always when I was a student here we called him white Mike that was his dad
any student that comes of this school regardless of their intent they’re gonna
be influenced by you all they have no choice
the reason why we don’t have everything is about money it’s about money it’s not
about anything else but money but look what we do what we have who do we have I
think that students have a right to be on concerns these schools have for a
long time been the only place where you can get an education but more
importantly a place you can get an experience because a lot of our students
are coming from environments where they’ve never seen a black instructor
that fear of oh my god they’re gonna take this from me too is rooted in a
really personal place for a lot of students and I understand that it is a
good thing to expand the applicant pool that you’re looking for people that
criticize that have to understand that the school is trying to figure out a way
to bring in more dollars couldn’t the introduction of the non traditional or
non black students of the HBCU campus uh sure in the gentrification of the HB
to you either we change and we adapt to what’s around us or we’re gonna struggle
a lot and some schools are gonna close because they didn’t want to embrace
what’s coming what is your response to someone that says you’re only here
because your wife essentially that you are an affirmative action admittance in
my case you know it’s not true like I genuinely care about this school and
this mission so I’ll just pass these around is that part of the reason why he
felt it so important to become a student ambassador that’s definitely the main
reason behind it so this is probably not you what you were expecting right a
white student and HBCU giving you the tour right when I was a freshman in high
school we had a Morehouse man and she really embodied that spirit of a leader
and regardless of the racial dynamics of this campus I saw that potential in
myself but I like to know a little bit more
about you so can anybody tell me where they’re from today
Indiana cool Philadelphia how about you okay okay are you guys happy about the
Superbowl and whatnot oh yeah I’m in the 76ers they just won last night right I’m
a Celtics fan just how to put that out there a lot of those first individuals
to gentrify a cultural space of some kind recognize the value or an
opportunity that exists and I’m curious what the difference between you and that
person is I guess the way I try to look at it is how can I contribute to the
campus how can I get involved how can I be engaged how can I make you no one
else a better place in the truest sense so we’re about to enter King’s chapel
this is a kind of a sacred space at Morehouse I think this is a safe space
for black students and other students and I think it should remain that way I
don’t want this to spark a lot of like white students come here I don’t
like that’s not what I want yes better pay more house I don’t know those
numbers I do know that there might be three white students in the entire
school me somebody that’s in the ROTC program and then a Japanese exchange
coming here meeting Thiago this is the first time I’ve ever seen a white male
as a minority why you would want to immerse yourself in a completely black
space I think there was a lot of people off in the beginning but meeting Thiago
and hearing his very honest desire to initiate change and acknowledge the
privilege that he was born with I think it’s a good thing you look this way
right this is century campus every year in May we graduate I think the most
african-american men in the entire world all in one place this used to be a civil
war site think about that from like a spiritual standpoint the most graduating
african-american men are on top of there like the remains of fallen Confederate
soldiers yeah you are going to diversify its students like Thiago that you want
to recruit here not people that want to come here and take something away and
feel no calling to give something back but it’s important to keep in mind that
there are only so many beds and so many desks and when you give one away to even
the most well-intentioned non-traditional student you could be
taking that opportunity from a young black student that may have needed it
more so do you have any feeling of regret or guilt that you took a position
away at this school from a young black man that needed it I will I would be in
a and I will be if I don’t

100 thoughts on “Being a White Student at a Historically Black College

  1. "I feel like I belong here if I'm putting in the work. It's that simple."

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  2. 16:31 but it kinda is… just reacting the same way when blacks first started integrating into historically white areas or social areas. that lady is the only person in this video that truely wasn't ok with it and her logic/ mindset is the same as a white person like 80 years ago

  3. change the colors around and subtract 80 years. i can't beleive how upset they are about this. this is what black people fought for equal rights and no discrimination yet this video lol same shit.

  4. I understand why the black students don’t want white kids in their school but don’t they realise this is equality. It works both ways. You could say they are being racist. Like the rest of the world you will gravitate toward your own group, it’s natural. One white kid will be accepted, 25% white students probably wouldn’t . Personally I would allow a 100% black college.

  5. What makes this white dude so special? Hell I went to a predominantly white school growing up like some other minorities……We face this often! 🥴

  6. Very brave of him…and I've always agreed with Stacy Dash..I never liked discrimination "of any kind". I think colleges like Morehouse or any institution in general who first created something with a certain purpose but has risen out of that then now its time for you to become something else…something bigger. Yes we're still discriminated against but are also in a time we're it's more safe to start thinking of ways to bring every race together. Also dont like to hear the black people saying they came to a black college as a safe haven when as an adult you need to put your big boy/big girl pants on and come out of your comfort zone. In life you got to learn how to be a part of a world with every type of person.

  7. If a white person came here I would feel disrespected..? Isn’t that like.. segregation?? Isn’t that what we’re trying to stop? Hm

  8. I love the culture at Morehouse. I don’t believe in segregation, but I wouldn’t want the school to lose its character.

  9. Being one of few Caucasians at an HBCU is a lot different from being one of few white kids in a public junior or senior high school. The latter is dangerous in a way that simply isn't true in reverse.

  10. Damn i havent even made it all the way through the video, and their are some pissed off black people saying some really racist things. Many HBCU were started by white people to help black students.

  11. Imagine: a black student goes to an all black school / when interviewing them, a white student says "if a black person came here, I'd feel disrespected". Imagine all the hate that would come not only to the school, but towards white people in general. Shit is so ass backwards my BLACK wife jokes saying that it's karma. Whites are now treated the way blacks were treated during the Jim crow Era. Public enemy number one in america=straight white male. We are targeted more than any other group and its actually praised news outlets go so far to ignore black on white crime ( shit, they ignore anything relating to black crime PERIOD).
    Example : a group of black males attacks and rapes an innocent random white female close to death; news will say "teens defend themselves against racist white female".
    A group of white males beat up a random black male; RACIST white guys try to kill innocent black person

    The news will go as far as describing the white males and giving out their family info, address, and will even guess that the attack MUST be bc of racism.

  12. So the professor just simply said that it was OK to have a Black Institution, then they female student said she cant get into the schools they want. Please tell me one school that is for all white people?

  13. How did they ake their financial goals in the past…its known for black excellence. I don't mind one or two but it seems…weird.

  14. It's pretty sad that Professor Robin Marcus (beginning @15:20) displays her own racism in such a 'matter of fact' fashion, when that is the very thing that she's claims to have known and hated!! BTW, "reverse racism" is real, it's not dumb, and if she wasn't racist herself, then maybe, she would see it happening around her – if she would only pay attention!!

  15. Q: "how do you feel this is changing you?"
    A: "it's desensitizing my attitude of because i'm white I deserve to be here more than you"
    sounds like that's a YOU problem. maybe his parents instilled a certain level of racial superiority. the normal person doesn't have "white guilt" because they wasn't raised as one race being better than another.

  16. "Wouldn't have the same commitment, because they don't know the struggle?" Alright, I'll just say it. I've been called a Mick, a WOP, and a cracker. I grew up in a hood. But because I'm white, I don't know struggle? What about all the black kids in my new High school that attended later in my life, rocking their new Jordans and new Iphones every year? Just pointing out that we all struggled regardless of race.

  17. I work on the Yale campus preserving buildings. They look to fire blacks. The dirty looks i get daily. They tell you that you cant even look or talk to anyone on that campus. This is real. All the cleaners and cook helper are black, all of the chefs are white. As a construction worker they make it seem as if your gonna rape someone. These kids need thier own space wirhout the country's bullshit. A time to grow their mind freely.

  18. Self imposed segregation is against MLKs dream.
    Conservatives believe in the dream and hate identity politics because it's racist.

  19. Why is an all "Black School" not racist?? When if we have all " White School" the world would just explode!! Forcing All one Race schools all one Race Dorms, and Whites not Allowed safe spaces, are all recycling Racism and dividing us all! I am ok with having an all Black school, so long as all White , Asian, and Hispanic schools are considered not Racist. Till that time Meritocracy is the most fair and unbiased way. If we are all =?

  20. The reason for 'Black' colleges was to provide a safe educational environment for 'Black' students due to 'White' racism and the ongoing violence perpetrated against 'Black' communities, and individuals, who were attempting to become a viable part of society. MLK was for equality yet he was predominantly about justice, which has yet to be a reality for 'Black' and indigenous peoples, so when discussing the issues of a 'white' male at a HBCU let us be clear on that. If he does not feel welcome then all I can say is, "Welcome to the party of human kind.". Human beings always react to someone who stands out as different. And yes, of course there is some animosity given the frustrations 'Blacks', males especially, have to deal with on a daily basis, maneuvering the negative behaviors of 'White' people, just trying to Live and be themselves. So let them have it; they'll get over it. Besides it's their issue to work out not the young 'white' man's. Since there have been no major or overt issues, that have come up for him, he should just get on with being a student and everything else will fall in line. Unlike a 'Black' man at a all 'White' college who would have death threats, notes left on his door and slurs thrown at him left and right all over campus.

  21. Thumbs up to Tiago/jimmy for bridging the gap and putting those students who barely interact with other cultures in an uncomfortable position, including that female professor who really needs to understand integration is the key to adapt and enhance their personal wellbeing and state of mind outside of their comfort zone, when they enter employment and interact with a multitude of different cultures around the globe.

  22. Do people buy into this? Seriously such PC crap! Under normal circumstances, what guy of ANY color, class, age asks another guy FOR ANY REASON if he can sit on his dorm room bed so as not to "…violate or disrespect him…"?! Name one!!!! Seriously. Most guys don't even use that mild language with girls! I'd love to see a poll taken of guys who (1) Know those words in that context & (2) Normally use this type of PC language with another guy!
    I'm not saying boys are stupid, by no means at all! I'm saying under normal circumstances, I don't think it would occur to a guy to speak this way to another guy-from kids to adults-nor should it be expected (necessarily) to just naturally occur to them. It's stupid/Not appreciated.
    Of course so many are concerned about "safe spaces" nowadays… whatever that is! Grow up, get some gumption, get over skin color issues that the media keeps spoon-feeding you & stop being a PC puppet! I challenge you to do your own self and your future generations a favor: Turn off your social media "god" for just 1 day & do research on information so you can form an individual thought and belief! Maybe start with actual God…has it occurred to anyone why EVERYONE tries to deny Him? Just start there. Don't take anyone's word-are you a puppet? It's of no consequence to me. So what is the benefit? YOU! So you can make decisions based on your belief system and teach it to future generations! It's a basic moral compass…may be wrong at times, but has its start from a place of honesty, individuality, and NOT WHAT IS PC!!! Blessings while you investigate and forge ahead, writing the path of your own journey! Enjoy it because you can now go through life deciding for yourself and being comfortable with your decisions! You'll still make mistakes… but you have your moral compass that you believe, can fall back on, and adjust as needed! Blessings to lucky you! Be proud you broke the mold. God bless! May life be as amazing as you!

  23. ..Ugh, his azz needs to stay outta their Black business-as if whytes haven't absorbed, stolen and poked their long noses into everY freakin group on earth's culture and private spaces enuff!?? #TakeYoBoredAzzToYourOwnCollegesVulture!!!

  24. So the blacks act like they aren't racist, that kid even said he be disrespected if whites came to this school. That's a racist ass statement. So it's ok for them to say racist shit, but if a white said something they be burning down the whole city, mostly they'll burn down the part of they city that they use, stupid I believe. Just look at all the statement this black people making, just proves how God damn racist they are. I believe there are more racist blacks these days then whites.

  25. How is creating a “safe space” for black people any different than what white supremacist want to accomplish? If I removed “black people” from the equation people would be calling it racist. Regardless, we need to move past the notion of race which is based off superficial features and has no relevance in society and start accepting people based off their character. What does our continued focus on race mean for people of mixed race heritage? So now instead of East Asian or African-American people being marginalized, we now have people of mixed race heritage being marginalized because they don’t fit neatly into one “category.”

  26. Robin Marcus why do you feel that you have to have black skin do you understand the history of the college?
    To understand how and why it was carved out for you. For who?
    It's a place of higher education.
    So you're viewing it only as a place of higher education for black people only that means that you are racist.

  27. Crazy, the level of racism that exist at Morehouse college. That old black is okay with segregation. These people are black supremacist.

  28. The majority makes it hard to go your own way if you give respect you get it and the young black people just constantly hate the law and call all white people racist so if someone don't want to be a part of all that they get attacked it doesn't make no sense to the white people that don't care about skin color it comes to are you civilized?I will not be around hate and that don't make me a racist

  29. Just because somebody is black and has traditionally faced racism doesn’t mean that because of that they can’t be racist. The idea in itself is racist. A white person too can face racism. The opposite belief continues a cycle of hate and prejudice, which will ultimately come back at the black community.

  30. @Gail
    You’re missing the point. This isn’t in leau of being around whites. Keep in mind that we, as black people, are constantly functioning around white people. Having a safe place is very simple – it’s a place to go and speak with people like you, people that experience the same struggles as you. It’s a place to feel safe, a place to express your frustrations without have to hear from non-blacks that we are exaggerating or over reacting. Keep in mind that most people in our community go to college while holding one or two jobs at the same time. We are more than capable of functioning in society, as we are constantly around white people. Having this safe space helps us – it doesn’t hurt us. It’s not easy for you to understand because you don’t walk in our shoes. White people don’t need a safe space.

  31. How many Republican students are here? Is there a Chapter? Just wondering if you would embrace such a thing or is this just a Democratic University.

  32. "If I Had White People Coming In Here I Would Feel Disrespected" …….So Inclusive. Not sure how that would go over being turned around.

  33. tiago a real one. he gets an honorary bronze level black card. hes officially allowed to say the n word 4 times a month

  34. hey vice, how does it feel to have almost 90 percent of ur comments saying how sick this experiment was and the many hypocrisies such as the morehouse community wanting to keep white people out of their school. ur fake news, and ur media is the problem in this country. The American people, Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, etc. are sick and tired of this representation of all communities alike. Stop trying to push your agenda. Every black person is a complete fool to say theyve been affected by slavery, because neither them nor any great grandparents were around for it then, and the people of america today as an extremely high majority sees everyone as equal in this great country. this has to be the most freedom EVER experienced by an individual in the lifetime of this planet, and America is the most free it will ever get, because there is no more freedom left to give. to grow, the "us and them" mindset has to go, and the "us the americans" mindset must be ushered in. stop dividing, and stop with this bullshit. Martin Luther King Jr said "I have a dream, that one day on red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together in the table of brotherhood." Let that be a lesson learned for the people of morehouse, because the college who is dedicated to thats mans dream, has encumbents trying to stop it from happening.

  35. Came here for a wholesome video as an English person, left disgraced by the segregation this boy faces which ironically is what the previous generation of black people overcame

  36. As a Brit, the only place I find more confusing than the US is the UK.

    I totally understand why institutions like Morehouse were created and I also understand the desire to preserve that legacy and culture. I also understand that there is a lot more overt racism in the US and so it’s probably more difficult to see it from my perspective.

    However, I also don’t think that it is helpful for social integration for such places to exist.

  37. You don't want white kids in your school. We had two Blks in are school. Thay were treated very well. You blks need to stop being races and victims. It will keep your people down.

  38. So even though white people in the past didn’t allow black people to go to school 400 years later we hear this negativity about white men and don’t want them taking over a school but if a white man wants to keep his white they are racist this will never be over racism is gonna be around no getting past it.To me this is stupid cuz u can swap it around so many ways but not if your a white straight male I don’t have white guilt or white privilege I have get the fuck over it pride it’s funny how they say all white men was born into money and get good education an good jobs because of my skin color all the white people that I know are just like me hoping and dreaming to get a good job and take care of our families . I don’t give a fuck if your black your skin color don’t mean shit to me I want the same for you as I do for myself but when I hear and see black peoples real thoughts on this new setting we have it does make me a lil racist trying to defend my white skin

  39. How sad for the older women feeling like he doesn’t belong there , she’s no better than the racist white men kicking black kids out of schools

  40. These young black people did not go through the same struggle so they ha ve no idea of the history of HBCU's. They are safe places for black students to not have to feel racism and exclusion. When I transferred from a predominantly white university to a HBCU I felt like I could exhale. It was great and I felt at home.I honestly dont want HBCUS to become less black predominant.

  41. It's not offensive if they want segregation that's fine, White people really loved segregation lol, If they have a Rule no Blacks in this College don't complain affirmative action, Kick that White Boy out if u don't want him!🤷‍♂️

  42. White privilege does not exist today. When I get pulled over with illegal shit…I go to jail. Enough with the victim mentality. Content of character. There will always be ignorant people In every race. there is nothing institutional today. You either get yours or you don't. Sorry but get over it. Nobody owes you shit! We all get a fair shot. It's condescending to tell a young black man in college he can't get ahead because of the white man. We have evolved!

  43. Why would that guy wanna do this? Are you ashamed to be white? Nobody chooses their skin color! We all gotta be proud. I support my black brother's and sisters. You treat me well, I'll do the same. Content of character

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  45. But if we had a all white college (wich we don’t cuz we don’t have black privilege) and if we said that we don’t want any blacks in our safe spot it would be national news and a outrage . Get real America open your fucking tiny minds

  46. I wonder how the black students would feel had Tiago been let in with a lower academic standard the way blacks are let into universities through racist affirmative action. At least Tiago had to meet the same standards as all the other students. Black folks are racist and hypocrites but too clueless to be aware of it.

  47. So holding a white guy responsible for opression done by other white people throughout history is somehow ok?

  48. I'm white and want black students to flourish and be able to have a space like this college. As it seems to mean alot for to them, however I would hope that anyone black can for a moment think how feeling the way they do is not hateful or wrong yet if white people did anything and excluded any other race they would be treated very terrible and possibly ruin their life, I dont think having white only spaces is good for our future so I'm not advocating for such. My point is just to open your eyes to what it is you acually want, as it is so similar to how the supremes mindset thought of the past and you cant have both, you either truly want all people to be able to be part of everything or you want to exclude some people from some things? Maybe we need to respect spaces that are raciest or just for one race? Whites might really like not having any other races around… I'm not sure as I've never experienced such place, as I've always had a black brown voice or person part of every aspect of my life, if you black comment on how you would feel about a group openly speaking on keeping white places for whites only explain to me how today we are suppost to expect white people to fight for equality but not be treated equal?

  49. Man I hope you dudes go on to do great stuff. I do agree that if you put in the work you deserve to be there, but at the same time I also don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to keep whites out of something. The preservation of ones culture isn’t racist to me. I also commend everyone involved for walking through this with dignity and the desire for a solution over a win! This was an awesome video!

  50. Really,by nature we're not hateful n racist people, it's just the experience we had with institutional racism in society that made us who we are as people.

  51. The irony is that some of thes people are racists! Could you imagine if a University only excepted white people? I treat everyone the same I feel like there is growing trend for some black people to hate on white people.

  52. i appear white i am very light complected i attended Jackaon State loved it mant thought they were going to date white

  53. Seems like this inner awakening in blacks have not reached the level where they felt the calling of mother africa to return. Seems they still prefer the cold streets of racist white america. Why is that?

  54. This guy can suck up all he wants..he will not be accepted. This is perfect example of liberalism eating itself. Tell these black college students that 600,000 (white men) Union soldiers died to break their ancestors shackles end they couln't give a shit.

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