We’re NPR journalists who just reported on the whitest historically black college. Ask us anything!
It’s Gene (GeeDee215) and Shereen (Mirage_E) here from NPR’s Code Switch, a team that reports on race, ethnicity and culture. We recently reported on Bluefield State, a historically black college in West Virginia, with a fascinating recent history ---- these days, it’s more than 90 percent white. (We know, right?)
We were wondering how it got this way, and so we headed to the campus on homecoming to find out. The story turned out to be pretty complicated and messy.
Starting at 2 p.m., we’ll be answering questions, so go ahead and get us warmed up with anything you want to know and we’ll talk to you shortly.
UPDATE 3:20 PM: This has been fun, y'all. We look forward to doing it again at some point soon!