Just a day after two men were arrested for threatening to shoot Black students at the University of Missouri in the wake of anti-racism protests, another threat has been made against Howard University.

Officials at the institution issued a statement about anonymous threats posted on the site 4chain and implored students to stay vigilant.

“We are aware of the threat made against the University and its students and are working with campus, local, and federal law enforcement on this serious matter,” Howard President Wayne A. I. Frederick wrote in a statement posted on the school’s website. “This is an ongoing investigation. However, in an abundance of caution, the University has increased security on campus and at area metro stations. We strongly encourage the campus community and our neighbors to stay vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.”

Though we hope the threats against Howard are not credible, they are a reminder that merely attending a HBCU will not protect Black students from racial terror.


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  • Anonin

    I think the article meant 4chan instead of 4chain but im not shocked, I’m a little more disgusted at most of the professor’s reactions. Someone said if they didnt go to class the bullies would win?
    Since when is death threats a bully situation?? Just all around indifference.

  • mariah asphalt

    Howardites and others had better start packin.

  • [email protected]

    There are a lot of things to be mentioned. There is another elephant in the room. We all know what it is. Let’s call it out. Let’s keep it 100. That elephant is that these white racists are acting irrational since Karma doesn’t play. For centuries, white racists have terrorized black people and others throughout the Earth. Now, with the resistance of black people who are standing up against injustice, numerous white bigots (with their inferiority complexes) are threatening black students in Howard University and throughout America. Those who have made murderous threats against black people should be arrested and brought to justice. We will not tolerate this, we stand strong for our convictions, and we believe in self-determination. Also, we reject capitalist exploitation. We believe in a cooperative mentality as we are one community. We want militarism to cease, we believe in human rights and workers’ rights. We will never be intimidated by cowardly people who threaten our people. We believe in universal health are and we don’t want the monopolization of the media too. Our fight for racial justice is a fight that we will continue to fight. We want the students of Howard University to be safe.

    The truth is on our side.

  • Brad

    It is funny how now all of a sudden all of these articles are being written about how HBCU’s will not save you from racism and discrimination. When the press is negative about PWI’s and HBCU’s by some students are getting a second look.

    There are many reason’s HBCU’s should get a second, third and fourth look, among them community, solid education, history, heritage, among many other things.