Elizabeth City State University faces backlash for housing police on campus

Published Apr 30 2021 at 7:00 AM GMT
  • Image: Students, alumni and affiliates of historically Black colleges and universities are angry about a decision by Elizabeth City State University to house law enforcement officers in residence halls on the North Carolina campus.
  • They feel particularly betrayed because the out-of-town police were brought in to manage the growing crowds of protesters who have been gathering in the city in response to the recent police killing of a Black man -- and are now being housed by a Black college.
  • Critics of the university, an HBCU that is part of the University of North Carolina system, said the decision adds insult to injury.
  • Students who live on campus were told to vacate their dorms just four days ago because of the protests, only to learn afterward that police would occupy the buildings.
  • Elizabeth City State University officials announced the plan Wednesday evening, and the response was swift and unsparing.



  • Published Apr 30, 2021 7:00 AM GMT