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#FaceTheRaceWhatgoingtoanHBCUhastaughtme

#FaceTheRace What going to an HBCU has taught me

All of my life, I have grown up in areas where I was the minority. In school, I would look around and see that I was one of four black students in the class, and I instantly felt like an outcast. Whenever the topic of slavery and racism came up, I would get pitiful looks as if I was one of the slaves being discussed. Even in high school, small occurrences continued. People would make racists jokes unapologetically and I was forced to play the angry black girl when jokes were taken too far. In my heart, I had made the permanent decision that I would attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) after I graduated.

I now attend Howard University, and it has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I have never felt so comfortable in my skin. Every day, I learn something new about my culture that I was never taught in my previous curriculums. HBCUs are important and they are necessary. I am surrounded by the most incredible and ambitious people, and I know that the same people who I cross paths with on the yard, will one day be changing the world. And yes, I will be one of those people changing the world.

At an HBCU, I have learned to be unapologetic about who I am and what I look like. I have learned that I need to root for myself before anyone else can root for me. I have also learned the importance of STAYING in my line. There is enough room in this world for everyone to conquer their goals and dreams. Everyone's accomplishments don't come at the same time, but staying focused on our own goals will bring us success.

Lastly, I have learned the power of using my own voice. The state of our country in 2017 is a lot worse than I would have imagined. Some people have shied away from following politics as a whole because of the hate and ignorance. I want to become more active in using my voice and being a Mogul President for Howard University has already given me the perfect platform to do so. I am proud to attend an HBCU like Howard University, and I am standing in solidarity with everyone who has been affected by the hate and violence that occurred in Charlottesville. 

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  • Myrdith Leon-mccormack 48
    2y ago New York

    So super cool....I am on the leadership team of the United Negro College Fund, UNCF.  We are doing a walk run to send young people to college.   This inspired me to go out there and do more.  I am going to share this with head quarters.  Bravo.

    So super cool....I am on the leadership team of the United Negro College Fund, UNCF.  We are doing a walk run to send young people to college.   This inspired me to go out there and do more.  I am going to share this with head quarters.  Bravo.

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    Guest
    2y ago

    i have always been self conscious about relationships, my life was shattered ever since Debra left me for another woman due to unknown reasons. i swore to never love a woman again. mum always advised me to move on, but i love Debra. she meant everything to me . i looked for means to bring her back and she never came back to me, i was asked to try a spell caster online. i tried a few but all proved abortive until i met Dr Ogudu. he is such a nice man , and he helped me bring back Debra in 4 days .she came back begging me to forgive her. Right now, we are both together growing stronger and stronger each day. you can contact Dr Ogudu on “DROGUDUTEMPLE@AOL.COM”. Thank me later

    i have always been self conscious about relationships, my life was shattered ever since Debra left me for another woman due to unknown reasons. i swore to never love a woman again. mum always advised me to move on, but i love Debra. she meant everything to me . i looked for means to bring her back and she never came back to me, i was asked to try a spell caster online. i tried a few but all proved abortive until i met Dr Ogudu. he is such a nice man , and he helped me bring back Debra in 4 days .she came back begging me to forgive her. Right now, we are both together growing stronger and stronger each day. you can contact Dr Ogudu on “DROGUDUTEMPLE@AOL.COM”. Thank me later

  • Default
    Guest
    2y ago

    i have always been self conscious about relationships, my life was shattered ever since Debra left me for another woman due to unknown reasons. i swore to never love a woman again. mum always advised me to move on, but i love Debra. she meant everything to me . i looked for means to bring her back and she never came back to me, i was asked to try a spell caster online. i tried a few but all proved abortive until i met Dr Ogudu. he is such a nice man , and he helped me bring back Debra in 4 days .she came back begging me to forgive her. Right now, we are both together growing stronger and stronger each day. you can contact Dr Ogudu on “DROGUDUTEMPLE@AOL.COM”. Thank me later

    i have always been self conscious about relationships, my life was shattered ever since Debra left me for another woman due to unknown reasons. i swore to never love a woman again. mum always advised me to move on, but i love Debra. she meant everything to me . i looked for means to bring her back and she never came back to me, i was asked to try a spell caster online. i tried a few but all proved abortive until i met Dr Ogudu. he is such a nice man , and he helped me bring back Debra in 4 days .she came back begging me to forgive her. Right now, we are both together growing stronger and stronger each day. you can contact Dr Ogudu on “DROGUDUTEMPLE@AOL.COM”. Thank me later

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    2y ago New York, NY, United States

    I really hope things get better in terms of racial tension in the US :-(

    I really hope things get better in terms of racial tension in the US :-(

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    2y ago New York, NY, United States

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts @ashliferguson 

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts @ashliferguson 


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