“A LONG TIME COMING COMING”: BLACK STUDENT TURN TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO EXPOSE RACISM AT PRIVATE SCHOOLS. In an effort to expose the persistence of racism at schools, Black alumni and current students have taken to social media to share their personal, often traumatic experiences with racism on campus and push for these institutions to make changes. Some groups have created Instagram accounts, such as “Black at Dartmouth” and “Black at Blair Academy,” where students can share their stories.
The “True Colors of Columbia” Instagram account was created for past and present students of Columbia Prep, a private school in New York City, to expose racial injustice and demand change. Columbia Prep alumna Lauren Gloster, one of the administrators of the account, told CBSN this movement has been “a long time coming.”
“We’ve been silenced, and frustrated and hurt for so long,” Gloster told CBSN’s Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers. “This movement was, and is, what we need in order to make our voices heard.”