“Does it matter?” my aunt asked. “You’ve lived around Black people your entire life. You Black and can’t nobody take that away from you! Your Black family will come and visit you.” She was convinced the racial makeup of a city should not be a determining factor in my decision.
The Truth About Being a Black Woman in a Liberal City
Lakeya Omogun

Isn’t it funny how this is always being told to us? I can recall times when I was applying for PWI universities where I was always being told, “you don’t want to be surrounded by your own culture for the rest of your life,” and it made me come to a school that made me feel lonelier than ever.