How the PWI vs. HBCU debate resurfaced (again)
April 11, 2016 at 12:30 am
Yes, it’s happening again. Every few months someone makes a “controversial” statement about an HBCU or PWI that divides #BlackTwitter for hours or days on end. This time around, the situation was a little more complex. In January @sleepymateo tweeted a picture of him and his friends at their PWI. On Saturday, the picture came across @ThePoshLife_‘s timeline, which then prompted her to start a thread on how black students at PWIs “appropriate HBCU culture.”
The tweet that prompted the thread:
The beginning of the thread in question:
Some people were fed-up from the jump.
Others simply want peace.
Many didn’t understand the logic behind the thread.
And a handful defended the thread (kind of).
Truthfully, nobody really knew what was going on. After @ThePoshLife_‘s mentions started blowing up, she wrote a blog on Tumblr titled, Dear “My PWI has a lot of black kids so I basically go to an HBCU” Twitter, explaining her reasoning. Tumblr might just be the playground for the next wave of the divide.