Bomb threats at 21 HBCUs highlight another threat: over $12 billion of stolen money

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Bomb threats sent to over 20 historically Black colleges and universities just as Black History Month began. But, there is another threat that has gone on for decades, the looting of HBCU money.

At least one school, Bethune Cookman University, reported a threat of an active shooter in addition to threats of detonations on their campus. While no bombs were located, the domestic terrorism raised the history of HBCUs experience of racialized violence from white supremacists.

Dr. Sherice Nelson, a political science professor and international relations scholar at one of the HBCUs, Southern University A&M, talks about the day her school was issued a threat. Even more, Dr. Nelson talks about a long-standing danger that has been more nihilistic for HBCUs. That is the intentional underfunding of schools, of which white institutions were given money supposedly earmarked for Black schools.

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