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Black Students Say They Were Harassed With Bananas At American University

“I wouldn’t let people drive me out, but it’s kind of sad that this kind of thing still happens.”

09/19/2016 03:13 am ET
Carolyn Kaster/AP
Two black students at American University in Washington D.C. say they were harassed.
 

Students at American University in Washington D.C. have condemned the school over what they said was an inadequate response to racially-charged incidents on campus this month.

In one case, a rotting banana was left at the door of a black student’s dorm room. In addition, someone drew a penis on a whiteboard attached to her door. 

“I wouldn’t let people drive me out,” Neah Gray, the freshman who found the banana, told the newspaper. “But it’s kind of sad that this kind of thing still happens.”

In another incident, someone threw a rotten banana at a black student, according to the American University Black Student Alliance. The organization said that the actions were part of a pattern of behavior at the university; last year, racist epithets were written on the dorm doors of black students

The university described one of the incidents as “not characterized as bias related,” and announced that “conduct charges” were taking place through the “Student Conduct process.” It was not clear which incident the university was referring to. 

On Friday, the administration also announced plans for a town hall meeting to be held that very night.

That response didn’t sit well with many students, who said they weren’t given enough notice to attend the meeting.

Black women are under threat on campus ― they are being used as target practice,” Jada Bell, the Black Student Alliance’s outreach coordinator, told BuzzFeed. “We’re literally being attacked and assaulted on campus, and there’s nothing being done about it by the administration.”

As a result, the university’s student senate issued a resolution late Sunday not only condemning the incidents, but also the school’s response.

American University student Ryan Shepard said signs were later posted around campus:

 
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A LIST OF ALL 104 HBCUs IN AMERICA:

 

 

This is a list of the 104 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in America, listed alphabetically.

GRADECOLLEGECITYSTATESIZEPUBLIC OR PRIVATE?TYPE
C-
Normal
AL
3771
Public
Traditional
C-
Montgomery
AL
4683
Public
Traditional
C
Albany
GA
3238
Public
Traditional
C
Alcorn State
MS
2831
Public
Traditional
N/A
Columbia
SC
650
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Nashville
TN
89
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Little Rock
AR
1100
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Columbia
SC
2871
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C+
Greensboro
NC
646
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Daytona Beach
FL
3351
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Mobile
AL
1969
Public
Career
N/A
Bluefield
WV
1583
Public
Traditional
C-
Bowie
MD
3709
Public
Traditional
C-
Wilberforce
OH
1878
Public
Traditional
C-
Cheyney
PA
1160
Public
Traditional
C+
Orangeburg
SC
1830
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Atlanta
GA
2484
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Rock Hill
SC
134
Private Non-Profit
Career
N/A
Coahoma County
MI
1910
Public
Career
N/A
Selma
AL
565
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Baltimore
MD
2442
Public
Traditional
C-
Dover
DE
3445
Public
Traditional
N/A
Denmark
SC
1821
Public
Traditional
C-
New Orleans
LA
1222
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Jacksonville
FL
914
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C+
Elizabeth City
NC
2509
Public
Traditional
B-
Fayetteville
NC
3916
Public
Traditional
A-
Nashville
TN
554
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Tallahassee
FL
9100
Public
Traditional
C
Miami Gardens
FL
1436
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Fort Valley
GA
2940
Public
Traditional
B
Gadsden
AL
3158
Public
Career
C-
Grambling
LA
4087
Public
Traditional
N/A
Montgomery
AL
1758
Public
Career
C+
Hampton
VA
3764
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Saint Louis
MO
1096
Public
Traditional
B+
Raymond
MS
8017
Public
Career
B
Washington
DC
6270
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C+
Austin
TX
802
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Atlanta
GA
 
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
B+
Huntsville
AL
558
Public
Career
B-
Jackson
MS
5506
Public
Traditional
N/A
Hawkins
TX
560
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Charlotte
NC
1606
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Frankfort
KY
1782
Public
Traditional
C-
Jackson
TN
1484
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
B
Langston
OK
1742
Public
Traditional
B-
Birmingham
AL
1957
Public
Career
C-
Memphis
TN
948
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Jefferson City
MO
1927
Public
Traditional
C
Lincoln University
PA
1569
Public
Traditional
C-
Salisbury
NC
1098
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Nashville
TN
 
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Fairfield
AL
1598
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Itta Bena
MS
1826
Public
Traditional
C+
Atlanta
GA
2220
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Atlanta
GA
 
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Baltimore
MD
5794
Public
Traditional
N/A
Morris Brown College
Atlanta
GA
50
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Sumter
SC
863
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C+
Norfolk
VA
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NC
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AR
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TX
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Public
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MS
860
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Traditional
C-
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NC
1360
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Traditional
N/A
Lawrenceville
VA
110
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Savannah
GA
3837
Public
Traditional
C-
Selma
AL
491
 
Traditional
C-
Raleigh
NC
1879
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
B+
Tuscaloosa
AL
2699
Public
Career
N/A
Rome
GA
52
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Orangeburg
SC
3006
Public
Traditional
C+
Baton Rouge
LA
4517
Public
Traditional
C-
New Orleans
LA
1359
Public
Traditional
A-
Atlanta
GA
2074
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
B-
San Antonio
TX
1876
Public
Traditional
C-
Tuscaloosa
AL
913
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Talladega
AL
1157
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Traditional
C
Nashville
TN
5255
Public
Traditional
N/A
Tyler
TX
833
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Houston
TX
5905
Public
Traditional
C+
Tougaloo
MS
934
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
B-
Tuskegee
AL
2936
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Pine Bluff
AR
2467
Public
Traditional
C
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MD
3449
Public
Traditional
C-
Washington
DC
2003
Public
Traditional
C+
Charlotte Amalie
VI
1421
Public
Traditional
C
Petersburg
VA
5082
Public
Traditional
C-
Richmond
VA
1321
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Lynchburg
VA
230
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Traditional
C-
Denmark
SC
637
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Traditional
C-
Institute
WV
1847
Public
Traditional
C-
Wilberforce
OH
497
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Marshall
TX
1300
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Traditional
C+
Winston-Salem
NC
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Public
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B
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LA
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A LIST OF ALL 104 HBCUs IN AMERICA:

 

 

This is a list of the 104 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in America, listed alphabetically.

GRADECOLLEGECITYSTATESIZEPUBLIC OR PRIVATE?TYPE
C-
Normal
AL
3771
Public
Traditional
C-
Montgomery
AL
4683
Public
Traditional
C
Albany
GA
3238
Public
Traditional
C
Alcorn State
MS
2831
Public
Traditional
N/A
Columbia
SC
650
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Nashville
TN
89
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Little Rock
AR
1100
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Columbia
SC
2871
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C+
Greensboro
NC
646
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Daytona Beach
FL
3351
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Mobile
AL
1969
Public
Career
N/A
Bluefield
WV
1583
Public
Traditional
C-
Bowie
MD
3709
Public
Traditional
C-
Wilberforce
OH
1878
Public
Traditional
C-
Cheyney
PA
1160
Public
Traditional
C+
Orangeburg
SC
1830
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Atlanta
GA
2484
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Rock Hill
SC
134
Private Non-Profit
Career
N/A
Coahoma County
MI
1910
Public
Career
N/A
Selma
AL
565
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Baltimore
MD
2442
Public
Traditional
C-
Dover
DE
3445
Public
Traditional
N/A
Denmark
SC
1821
Public
Traditional
C-
New Orleans
LA
1222
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Jacksonville
FL
914
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C+
Elizabeth City
NC
2509
Public
Traditional
B-
Fayetteville
NC
3916
Public
Traditional
A-
Nashville
TN
554
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Tallahassee
FL
9100
Public
Traditional
C
Miami Gardens
FL
1436
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Fort Valley
GA
2940
Public
Traditional
B
Gadsden
AL
3158
Public
Career
C-
Grambling
LA
4087
Public
Traditional
N/A
Montgomery
AL
1758
Public
Career
C+
Hampton
VA
3764
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Saint Louis
MO
1096
Public
Traditional
B+
Raymond
MS
8017
Public
Career
B
Washington
DC
6270
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C+
Austin
TX
802
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Atlanta
GA
 
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
B+
Huntsville
AL
558
Public
Career
B-
Jackson
MS
5506
Public
Traditional
N/A
Hawkins
TX
560
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Charlotte
NC
1606
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Frankfort
KY
1782
Public
Traditional
C-
Jackson
TN
1484
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
B
Langston
OK
1742
Public
Traditional
B-
Birmingham
AL
1957
Public
Career
C-
Memphis
TN
948
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Jefferson City
MO
1927
Public
Traditional
C
Lincoln University
PA
1569
Public
Traditional
C-
Salisbury
NC
1098
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Nashville
TN
 
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Fairfield
AL
1598
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Itta Bena
MS
1826
Public
Traditional
C+
Atlanta
GA
2220
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Atlanta
GA
 
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Baltimore
MD
5794
Public
Traditional
N/A
Morris Brown College
Atlanta
GA
50
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Sumter
SC
863
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C+
Norfolk
VA
5209
Public
Traditional
B
Greensboro
NC
8041
Public
Traditional
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Durham
NC
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Public
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C
Huntsville
AL
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Augusta
GA
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Private Non-Profit
Traditional
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Dallas
TX
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Private Non-Profit
Traditional
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Little Rock
AR
616
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Prairie View
TX
6283
Public
Traditional
C-
Holly Springs
MS
860
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Raleigh
NC
1360
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Lawrenceville
VA
110
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Savannah
GA
3837
Public
Traditional
C-
Selma
AL
491
 
Traditional
C-
Raleigh
NC
1879
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
B+
Tuscaloosa
AL
2699
Public
Career
N/A
Rome
GA
52
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Orangeburg
SC
3006
Public
Traditional
C+
Baton Rouge
LA
4517
Public
Traditional
C-
New Orleans
LA
1359
Public
Traditional
A-
Atlanta
GA
2074
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
B-
San Antonio
TX
1876
Public
Traditional
C-
Tuscaloosa
AL
913
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Talladega
AL
1157
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Nashville
TN
5255
Public
Traditional
N/A
Tyler
TX
833
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C
Houston
TX
5905
Public
Traditional
C+
Tougaloo
MS
934
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
B-
Tuskegee
AL
2936
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Pine Bluff
AR
2467
Public
Traditional
C
Princess Anne
MD
3449
Public
Traditional
C-
Washington
DC
2003
Public
Traditional
C+
Charlotte Amalie
VI
1421
Public
Traditional
C
Petersburg
VA
5082
Public
Traditional
C-
Richmond
VA
1321
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Lynchburg
VA
230
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Denmark
SC
637
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C-
Institute
WV
1847
Public
Traditional
C-
Wilberforce
OH
497
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
N/A
Marshall
TX
1300
Private Non-Profit
Traditional
C+
Winston-Salem
NC
4483
Public
Traditional
B
New Orleans
LA
2399
Private Non-Profit
Traditional

 

thanks for posting...we need to send our kids and esp student athletes to these schools.  We can use our strength to build jobs and teach our kids the right way.  

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