From PWI to HBCU: Why I fled

College, and threat of expulsion, made my naivete about racism disappear

Buckingham Fountain in downtown Chicago (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

Chicago gets criticized for being segregated. And on the southside, it is. But there are a few perks to that segregation in your early years. You get to see and embrace people who look like you, walk like you, talk like you, dress like you and have the same shared history as you. It builds you…