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Leaving Home: An HBCU Interview: Finding Our Identity

When heading off to college, its not always easy to make friends, fit in and even feel comfortable in your own skin. Derek Ford, proud Fort Valley State University alum recalls some of his challenges during his Leaving Home story.

1 reply on “Leaving Home: An HBCU Interview: Finding Our Identity”

Derek, What kind college fosters a behavior of ignorance and bigotry within its own race…. only an HBCU. I went to one so I know, and I am sorry that were ever treated that way. You are a handsome guy and speaking correct English should not incite ridicule. I admire your strength and perseverance, but perhaps going to this HBCU was not the best choice for you.

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