Campus Life

Forum Compares Life at White Schools and Black Schools

Students gathered last Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Law School to hear about the differences between life for African American students at predominantly white institutions and at historically black college, in a forum titled “”A Different World: The African American Experience at HBCUs and PWIs.”

The event compared the experiences of African Americans who attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and students who attended predominantly white institutions (PWIs).

The discussion, sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and moderated by second-year law student Chris Gilmore, featured a variety of student perspectives on the pros and cons of each experience.

The question of whether HBCUs provide a valid source of real world reality was a focus of the discussion.