Students of color started telling me their stories of living and surviving at PWIs. The verdict? Dire. Racist parties by fraternities and sororities to racial micro-aggression, created hostile campus environments for black, Latino, and Asian students.
And no one was listened to them.
That’s when I decided to write Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses.
From the University of Oklahoma to the University of Missouri, Tufts to Florida State, students of color have risen in protest at over 300 college campuses around the country. And universities began looking for an explanation and solutions. That’s where the Blackballed lecture on campus racism comes in…