By Samone Blair and Emine Yücel
Medill School’s Q’s on the Quad visited Claflin, a historically black university in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to ask students how they feel about Democratic presidential primary candidates’ plans on supporting HBCUs.
The majority of the students surveyed said that they’re aware that candidates have put out plans to support HBCUs but emphasized that without real actions, plans don’t hold much weight. Students also agreed that HBCUs need more funding and grants in order to provide a better quality education.
“When I start making my money, which is what I believe HBCUs need so that we can get the resources to get a better education,” said Lance Reese, a sophomore studying mass communications. “I’m going to start taking my money and funding HBCUs.”