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Minority Reports

What It's Like to Be a White Student at a Historically Black College

A white freshman at Atlanta's Morehouse College explains why it was the only school he applied to.

America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were founded as safe spaces for black students long excluded from white institutions, and for years, you couldn’t find a single white kid on their campuses. But as HBCUs face increasingly tough times financially, some are beginning to recruit "non-traditional," non-black students.

On this episode of MINORITY REPORTS, we met up with Tiago, a white freshman at Morehouse College, an HBCU in Atlanta that counts Martin Luther King, Jr. and Spike Lee as alumni. We asked his peers for their thoughts on having white students on campus, and sat down with Tiago to hear why he decided to enroll in the school, following along as he showed us what it’s like to be one of very few non-black students at school.

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