Segregated housing? Washington University introduces Black affinity housing program

The United States’ history of segregated housing has been controversial for many reasons. Recently, Western Washington University reserved a floor for its ‘Black Affinity Housing program’. Under this program, 40 students of color will be allowed to opt for separate housing on campus in Bellingham, Washington. Some social media users have slammed the university for being racist while others feel it’s an interesting social experiment.

According to the program website, “The program will explore and celebrate the diversity of Black and African American people and culture, with historical and contemporary context. All Western students residing in the program help foster a warm and vibrant community supporting social, personal and academic success.”

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