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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


Reader Comments

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

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

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. As a black woman. I respect Tiago, and I also find it intriguing that he embraces and identifies with black culture and pushed to get in an all black school despite some of his white friends disapproval. Amazing. He could have been black in a past life 😏

  11. That is segregation. If whites did that not letting blacks in you would be rioting. Racism in any form Is evil satanic.

  12. Excuse me??? If white people come to your university you will feel disrespected???!!!! 1min 27 seconds. Racist much??? There is no difference between white and black people. YOU are racist against white people for not wanting them in your school. What the heck is wrong with all of you???!!!

  13. Let's be honest if there's was white people saying this Jesus f**** Christ. But since it's Black they can say whatever they want

  14. White people always steal everything by sending these soft hearted white boys first. They get treated like brothers then they still your heart then your culture. They stole rock n roll from black now they stole hip hop from the kings tupac and biggie with Eminem. The first bikers were mexican war veterans they let whites in their clubs now whites are know for being bikers mexicans were the first cowboys too , culture brought by Spanish then American whites stole that. Texas was Mexico and whites went there for refuge then didnt obey the laws and the u.s government took over. Black Americans have deboted and enriched Americas culture not only with music and arts and they are still being shot on streets. We mexican and blacks and native Indians need to love and unite plain and simple and be aware of these people.

  15. Cultural school vs academic school. Culture:biased acceptance. Academic:all are welcome to challenge yourself. Lol

  16. He reminds me of Rachel Dolezal. There's always a motive. It's not like he started out with black friends, and wanted to share in the academics of black culture. This is an experiment for him. Let's continue to watch him develop throughout the process then allow the jury to make a decision!
    Rachel Dolezal came in the same way and she was given a free pass because mainly; she wanted to be black. You remember when parts of the African Continent let France, British, England in and the outcome was colonization/slavery/landstealing.
    I would still keep my eye out for a rant during his drunken season. (That's when the truth comes out!)
    He is still privileged no matter what. Let 1 of his black roommates appear aggressive do to a disagreement and he becomes afraid or intimidated; watch how fast the police come and draw their guns out without question or the school become closed down.
    He could be a danger being there and it has nothing to do with prejudice.
    Black people has always invited everybody to the cookout! But the thing is will he take or has he taken any of his black roommates into his circle??? Probably not!!! Watch how much gentrification occurs at Morehouse, Hamilton, Fritz, and alot of other all black colleges.
    Why do he need to make Morehouse a better place? See that very comment is suspect!!!! This is my opinion and you can call it what you want, but do your homework get to know him, and the people he hangs around when he is not at Morehouse. Follow his progress and see his angle! He will soon expose his true intent. You guys trusted Rachel Dolezal, You guys trusted Bill Clinton, You guys trusted Eminem! You guys trusted Justin Timberlake! You folks better be on code and be cautious! Always casting your Pearl's before swine! Showing your left hand what your right hand is doing. Putting the cart before the horse!

  17. I love this video! I’m white. I grew up in a very rural, racist town. I completely understand the black students who don’t want white students there. How can I blame them? But one thing I know is that if a white student goes to this school, they will leave a better person. I think all students, no matter what color, should learn the truth about America’s past.

  18. Even as a half black individual, i never understood the present necessity of black colleges and why they wouldn’t integrate more nonblack people. I can’t express how much I appreciate this documentary—because I have truly learned so much and understand.

    People are commenting about “why can’t we just look to other things to bond about instead of color”. The fact of the matter is, black people often grow up sticking out like a thorn on a rose and can’t find meaningful connections which aren’t stereotypical and inspirational. It’s exactly as this documentary explained and I can’t believe people missed the point: black people are NOT comfortable; they DONT feel completely safe no matter how much you try to convince them. Why are cops being called over irrational things?

    Things like that wouldn’t happen in this college and if you can’t understand that, you’re part of the problem.

  19. I am a white man. I grew up in a black neighborhood in Palmdale CA. There were ups and downs. Racism is a two way street. To be honest, I was glad to move out of that neighborhood to be around people like myself. There is nothing wrong with admitting that. I believe all people are biased and slightly racist. We are all human. Nothing more, nothing less. Be good, be kind, work hard and try new things.

  20. More US versus THEM division tactics by the mainstream media.. GOO JOB vice!! @1: 20 "And if had white people just come in here I will feel disrespected"… Holy shit young man… Well good luck with your racism. I hope no so-called "white kids" attend your college. That way they don't have to deal with your dumbass!

  21. "So-called" white colleges are the way they are NOT because it's about white college students hating on black college students. It's not really a racial thing at it's core. It's class discrimination far more than it is race discrimination. Most colleges and universities have students that come from upper middle class or wealthy upbringings and their upbringing largely consists of a white culture. There is ignorance on both sides. Just as a young white kid would experience problems going to an all black school in an impoverished black community, so to will a black kid experience problems from ignorant white kids who have been raised in a privileged life where they have had practically no exposure to black people. Whats worse, is some of the colleges teaching staff are guilty in supporting some of these racist mentalities.

  22. @16:40 Professor doesn't understand the full definition of the term racism. Racism can be both institutional and individualistic. Racism can and has been expressed by structural systems, groups and single persons of all colors creeds and backgrounds. The reason professors like this one try to teach students that racism can only come from institutions that hold power is because it releases black people (and others) from the responsibility. Take away the power to accuse someone who is non-white that they are racist and you gain the power to freely be racist without guilt or responsibility. It's Victimhood strategy trying to reverse the power dynamic.

  23. So many people suffered & died for desegregation. Why do we still have spaces segregated by skin color or race?? Racism cannot end as long as we have rules, laws & organizations based on race.

  24. I'm confused, I thought the issue was about the lack of funding and the campus reaching out to non-black students to fill that financial gap. Your feelings don't matter, only logical discussion.

  25. 19:24 THANK YOU. The bigger picture is that this is and always has been about the money to move material and the power to change minds.

  26. It is like feminism! They do not want equal Rights like the guy Said “it is US culture in here” i am from Europe and you always Think that you are the first country in the World! But we have a wastly longer history! And in country like former yugoslavia, hungary, romania and so on! Those countries consist of different people with different identities! And in the last 3-400 years they have consistantly shifted power and then given special priviliges to their own people and taken others away! It is like revenge for revenge for revenge for something in the 15th century! We need to start to build societies were everyone is included! And in Europe it was’nt even Black and White is was people who looked exacly the same! You cant se the difference between an Albanian and a Serb! It is tribalism and not racism! And that is in all of us, it is an evolutionary trait That without a doubt has been a very succesful thing in the far past! And we have to take ourself beyond these things! We have so much insight now and on top of that it is possible for us to change our chain of thoughts! Personally i do not understand rasism! We cant stop racemixing nor should we ever try! There are exiting, smart and extremely beautyfull people from every “races” on Earth and segregate us is like telling people that they are not allowed to look at the Stars!!

  27. Morehouse is my brother school! People think it is Spellman, but it’s actually Bennett. If I could turn back the hands of time. I would’ve transferred to Spellman. Bennett was having financial troubles when I was there 20 years ago. I think this is dope, diversity is the future. As long as he respects the culture, I’m cool with it. Let’s be clear, there are white Kappas, Omegas, etc. I’m proud of him and happy for him!

  28. white people and black shpuld be able to do the same there shouldnt be things a white man can do and a black man cant but there should also not be things a black man can do what a white man cant.

  29. Only white youth and black youth can stop racism just stop it have a new start towards future of all human beings period

  30. When I hung out at an HBCU there were many cool people and many hateful people. Just like anywhere else. Some people are way out there with their views let me tell you. But that was circa 99- , a different world indeed.

  31. Let’s be honest and I’m not hating or racist. I do have a lot of white friends. we Black People welcoming people in our place. But I was in a white school for 2 years, and I was the only black student with my lil brother, and trust me the thing was different, yeah I had a couple of new friends but…..

  32. Racism is wrong no matter WHAT race is perpetrating it. This is a racist institution at this point, no longer needed, black students have a better chance of attending other colleges and universities than white students do, and discrimination based on skin color is illegal (and WRONG)–*PERIOD*.

  33. Gotta love (*not*) black RACISTS making the SAME arguments that white segregationists in the 50s and 60s made. LOL. Force them to integrate and STOP discriminating against non-blacks, shut them down with anti-discrimination lawsuits, or allow white people to create white-only colleges for people who want a white ("black free") experience… the time of having it both ways is coming to an end. That's a GOOD thing, it means we're all moving forward and getting over our bigotry (on BOTH sides).

  34. The female professor, while I hear her points (which were important in the past), is literally arguing for white people to be able to create institutions that honor the people who came before us and created this country "for US", also. She just doesn't realize it yet, bc that does not fit her narrative. "The legacy is palpable", "who sat in those rooms", "who walked on that lawn", "know that it was carved out for you", etc etc.

    When white people try to feel pride in their European/American ancestors and what it took to create this country (a democratic republic), break away from England, etc etc, and honor the MANY contributions to culture, science, engineering, and other areas that have been made by white people for hundreds of years, and even THINK about having institutions that are specifically meant to honor culture and promote "pride" in being white as "Black Pride", "Gay Pride", "Trans Pride", and others have done, the response from the white-hating leftists/hypocrites is, "You're white supremacists".

    That's complete bullshit, and they know it. Unfortunately some need to tear down/suppress white people to feel "equal" apparently–that doesn't say much for them, does it?? LOL. :OD These are exactly the kinds of hypocritical double standards that have made (and continue to make) people lose trust and respect for the Left over the last 40+ years (for good reason)… and it's why many voted for Trump to stop this madness… the extremism and anti-white male HATRED of the Left did that.

    A female student said, "We can't get into where they can be"… sorry sister, but what the FUCK are you talking about?!?!? SMH. That's either profound ignorance on her part (based on the paranoid leftist victimhood narrative), or she's just LYING. If she can't get into a better/ivy-league school because her grades and/or other accomplishments are not up to standards, whose fault is THAT?? Not only are there black students in every single ivy-league/other excellent college and university in this country, black students have a BETTER chance to get into those colleges/universities than white students with the SAME grades and/or SAT scores do (due to quotas, and aggressive recruitment of black students). In the words of Chris Rock, "Let's just cut the fucking bullshit".

    I sincerely honor the need for HBCUs historically, and the purpose they served, but it's not the 1950s anymore, and racial discrimination is illegal now. Try to open a white-only institution of higher learning in this country, and many of the same black (or white) people arguing for HBCUs would be up in arms about it. Voluntary Segregation based on race is either OK, or it ISN'T, make up your minds. I encourage people to file lawsuits against organizations/entities who discriminate against WHITE people bc of their race (just as multitudes file lawsuits against white organizations etc, if that's what it takes to put them out of business and get past racial divisions in this country.

    As for the argument that black students are disadvantaged educationally due to poor schools etc, that's a vicious circle. Address the 74% black fatherlessness rate, violent/drug gangs, and ridiculously high dropout rates for black high school students (which cause more young blacks to end up dead or incarcerated), and they'll be less "disadvantaged" and have more opportunities by the time college comes around.

  35. i agree with there being some anxiety about white people being let into what a lot of people consider a safe space for black people, and the fact that there should be some acknowledgment of the possibility of that safe space being changed, or the focus being shifted in an undesirable way, but i also believe that at some point it does become a phobia that is at least somewhat harmful.

    there are some beliefs from these people that personally i would consider double-standards that i think need to be overcome. it really hit me hard when i realised that some of the things that some of these people are saying (like at 18:46) could, with pretty minimal changes, be made to sound like one of trumps speeches about immigrants supposedly “ruining” the US (although it is also important to acknowledge that there are some contextual differences), and i think these, in part, are some stigmas that need to be overcome *to an extent*. while i do respect the importance of preserving the heritage, legacy, culture, and everything else that makes that college great and unique, i also believe it would be a great step in the name of progression to see there be a more accepting stance on inclusion.

    once again, i believe that the anxiety and controversy is understandable, but not necessarily justifiable, in some cases.

  36. What I want to know is can this white man dance? Can he dribble? You know, all the important stuff… After watching the entire video, I realize that we (the US of A) have a bright future in the hands of these students. Thiago included…

  37. Black and white culture are the most main streamed represented culture in the USA. You don’t hear the rest of us bitching about it. You can miss me with that BooWhoo shit nowadays.

  38. This reminds me of a reverse trailer of Remember the Titans. Hearing these kids talking about having white people coming in there school, makes me look at them just how I looked at the racist white kids in that movie. This is probably the same quotes and conversation that white people were having back when the first integration was happening. Not all, but exposing a lot of racist people at this school. Be better humans.

  39. I wouldn't want to go to a school where I was not wanted! Which it's really BULLSHIT! Because we as whites can't have schools that are only whites or even say we don't want blacks in our schools we would get sued and made let them in! But if they say it, oh that's OKAY!
    And saying he wants to to black really? Get the fuck out of here, he's not even talking like a wigger! Tiago don't think they actually like you they just wanted to be on TV! Also you are President of the dorm because you are the only white person and they felt obligated!

  40. Segregation in the new millennium. Leftist keeping whites and black separated. KKK is proud of the segregation. One in the same.

  41. Hopefully in the future we will put a end to this divide and look back at it with disgust. and that we have unity and when that day comes it will be the end of suffering , the end of fear and the end of hate

  42. We wouldn't like it if white people came to a black space….so the problem is not with other people goin to that school…its cause their white & thats a black only school/space….that seems a bit racist…& if im not mistaken doesn't that go against the goal of positive change?..hmm…looks like ignorance is strong…to all that read this stay positive….stay groovy..save a live and love….and yes its reverse racism…and thats why she won't have that conversation…cause she knows shes wrong for some of whats being said as well are alot of whats being said by others in this video.

  43. I'm white and have always lived in black majority neighborhoods, in certain areas the racism is disgustingly horrible, but the places where race isn't noticed are always the best.. i personally wont live in neighborhoods like that.. i don't want to live around racists.. we're all ppl..

  44. Wow!! Just goes to show you. We accept all no matter what color or creed or background. Perhaps other prestigious institutions of higher learning, should takkke notice!!!

  45. If for any reason a NON black person attends Morehouse or any all black school, the NON black person better take that experience with the most serious, humble attitude and apreciate who wr are as a black race.

  46. idk if its because I'm mixed race and belong to no racial group but to me the idea of basing your identity on arbitrary things that you had no control over is incredibly shallow and idiotic. Base your identity on your accomplishments not physical attributes or geographical locations on the planet.
    I get why these places exist because of the history from the 1800's but in the year 2019 I think you are only hurting yourself by looking for a "insert skin color" experience. We live in the most globalized time in human history and you want to segregate yourself to people who simply share the same skin complexion as you? when you graduate and you have to take a business trip to china how much do you think your black experience is going to help you there? Is it going to help you when dealing with a customer from India? or simply building a meaningful relationship with your white co-workers? We should be striving to be more connected with each other not more segregated and divided.

  47. Blacks are really RACIST??? Who would have thought that? How could a smart college professor be to stupid to understand "reverse" racism( which is really just plain old racism) ????????

  48. "Have you ever gotten a {How To Navigate White America} handbook? I missed my copy."
    Speak on it!!! 😄😄😄😄😄😄

  49. Considering the black community is broken. I implore a college like Morehouse to continue to stay black and do their best to improve THEIR community.

    Too bad that the same logic cannot be used by Europeans. Anywhere there is a group of Europeans together everyone wants to tear it down and destroy it. Whites are less than 10% of world population and in almost every European country, the white population is slated to become a minority in their own country their forefathers built.

    TL;DR I support Morehouse staying black and improving their community, and I hope Europeans do the same with their people and communities.

  50. People who go to a specific college go to those they're proud of – I can't imagine someone going to an HBC if they didn't have honorable intentions. I'd certainly be proud to attend. It looks and sounds like an amazing place to get an education.

  51. The students in the theater doing the interview were very hypocritical ad close minded. "He cant bring us or show us anything". YES HE CAN !!!!! It shows a white whats its like to be a minority and a black to be a majority. They should be empowered!!!

  52. Yea, he should be able to attend, but it's gonna have to be kind of a 1, 2, maybe 3 time thing.

    Also, when white people get super aggressive with that whole "YOU'RE DOING IT TO SO YOU CAN'T ACCUSE ME" thing, it really shows how often you lose these arguments.

  53. Class of 2007 here. Graduated a year ahead of Joshua Packwood. Knew him. Go ahead and Google his name. I love it when we admit white young men. They get a taste of what it is like to be a racial minority and in the end come out with a better understanding of what everyday life is like for black people in America. The only way to break barriers and eradicate hate is to walk a mile in each other's shoes. And I like the fact that he's giving tours. He's doing the exact same thing I did when I was there.

  54. I laughed so hard when the host was saying the feds we're scared they're "losing one" when Siri randomly turned on.

    I can understand not wanting to change the heritage or culture of this school. It makes total sense to me but it's kind of jarring hearing the Black faculty member saying "he's happy with not integrating."

  55. These black men are so intelligent and handsome, i hope that young man is their for the right reasons, not saying he's not ,but don't forget history because this is what got us back in the days,our sweet kind, loving , forgiving,considerate heart.

  56. Man this is so sad really this is not fair how come we always want our own black space. Or we get special rights but the white man cant its not ok for a all white school or for whites to be racist but WERE ALLOWED TO BE true FACT. A black person wont stop stop for a white person to help a white person even if they have kids but a white person running late to work or WHATEVER WILL N U KNOW WHAT WE SAY WE DIDNT ASK THEM UMM ITS TIME FOR CHANGED THIS WAS MOT MURTHER LUTHER KING!!!!! Dream to be like the old days n to think n teach our kids this STUFF we got to change

  57. I am neither white nor black & i just wanna say this that discrimination by anyone against anyone else is wrong. How is that difficult to understand is beyond me.

  58. Why is it that wanting to experience a different culture has to become black or white or yellow ? I’m French Canadian and i can tell you my culture is very different than English Canadian yet we are both mostly white.
    Isn’t changing narrative changing what we don’t like or what needs to be change, thus if we don’t want segregation for ourselves what are we changing by creating our own segregation? I’m a minority in Canada thus yes there’s definitely more English people where I live where work where I walk, except if I go to Quebec which is majority French, However I do not need to create an area for myself where only French people are allowed because I want English people to experience my ways and my views, it allows them to understand me better and I sincerely believe that when we understand each other better we accept each other better by narrowing our differences and realizing that although we have a different culture we are all created equal with goodness in our heart and unity of goodness is always stronger than evils. Have a good day everyone

  59. Wait a minute. When white people say "you will not replace us", it's a hate group. What do you call it when you are black and you say that? justified? I think people need to come to a realization… Political correctness is a thing of the past. People aren't falling for the race card bullshit anymore. Why can't we find a common ground and learn to live with each other instead of putting up with this kind of bullshit?

  60. Wow Black people are ridiculously racist no wonder they spend all that time with the liberals trying to convince everyone that the world is full of white supremacists when it is actually blacks who are the black supremacists!!!

  61. I'm white and one problem they don't talk about is the segregation. Many years ago in the US Navy blacks and whites didn't mix. We had our own tables in the mess hall. We didn't socialize.
    I never spoke to any of the black Sailors, did they want to be left alone or did they feel unwelcome at our table. ?

  62. I understand the professor, she has lived through the civil rights movement of the 60's like me. See has seen it. I think she is old enough to recall it, I was a teenager at the time.

  63. If every topic we talked bout always came back to talking about cheeseburger's, everything we talk about would always be about cheeseburger's. Think about it.

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