A Washington university established a housing program for black students to examine their culture separate from the influence of other races, according to the program's description on the school's website.
Western Washington University transformed the fourth floor of its Alma Clark Glass Hall into Black Affinity Housing, the website states.
"The program explores and celebrates the diversity of Black and African American people and culture, with historical and contemporary context," its description reads.
The Alma Clark Glass Hall was chosen for Black Affinity Housing because it was named after the first black student to attend the university.
"All Western students residing in the program help foster a warm and vibrant community supporting social, personal and academic success," the website states.
Residents of Black Affinity Housing can expect to engage in intermittent community programming, according to the website.
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Original Author: Luke Gentile