Racism blamed for University of Maryland’s eight-year low in Black freshman enrollment

The University of Maryland has seen a significant drop in the number of Black students enrolled this fall and many believe the racist incidents on campus in recent years likely played a role in the decline.

According to the baltimoresun.com, African-American representation in the new freshman class has dropped to an eight-year low, and data shows that roughly 340 out of 4,700 first-year students is Black.

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The 2017 on-campus fatal stabbing of Black Bowie State University student Richard W. Collins III, allegedly by a racist White former University of Maryland student, has reportedly increased tension and fear among current and prospective students.

“We would be naive to think that…

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