Seeking a Community, Black Students Turn to Online Chats
Zipporah Osei, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Moneta-Kai Price, a senior at Rutgers University, once had trouble connecting with other Black students on the New Brunswick campus, so he started a group chat. It's now a sounding board for events, community, and activism.
At Rutgers and other campuses, other Black students have created similar virtual communities. The message boards may go beyond simple communication; they create a virtual space for these students on campuses where they're in the minority. Students spread information about Black-student events, ask questions about which classes they should take, and share jokes and struggles alike.