ANALYSIS: Black Student at America’s Whitest HBCU: “Where All the Black People At?”

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On paper, Bluefield State College is a notable historically black institution in the rolling hills of West Virginia where the children of black coal miners were educated in the early 1900s.

But in reality, Bluefield State College is 90 percent white in 2013 — a place where black students are few.

Should Bluefield State College still be considered an historically black college and receive federal funding?

According to NPR, which reported the story last week, Antonio Bolden, a black student at Bluefield State College, came to the college to play basketball, but was totally surprised when he arrived on campus.

“My first thought was: There are a lot of white people,” Bolden told NPR. “Where all the black people at?”

It’s a good question. On the school’s website, the welcome video shows a mix of white and black students, but far more white students than any other HBCU in…

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