White violence and black success: Why HBCUs receive bomb threats

From Diverse Issues in Higher Education: “Ever since the first historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were built on U.S. soil, threats of white violence followed suit. … As recent as last week, 13 HBCUs … received bomb threats. … Throughout the long arm of history, the ebb and flow of white violence toward these institutions has always stemmed from instances of Black progress, said Dr. Joy Williamson-Lott, a professor of education foundations, leadership and policy at the University of Washington and author of Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the Struggle for a New Southern Social Order. Threats don’t just come to HBCUs, she said, but to all parts of Black society.”

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