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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