Two White Women Showed Up At Howard University Wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ Caps

Two New Jersey high schoolers ran into problems when they chose to wear President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” paraphernalia while visiting Howard University this weekend.

Allie Vandee, one of the white high schoolers, posted her experience on Twitter, claiming that she was harassed by students at the HBCU alongside her friend Sarah.

Vandee was part of a student group visiting Washington D.C. that decided to have lunch at Howard. Both girls wore MAGA hats, while Vandee wore a Trump t-shirt. As Reported on Essence.Com

Things went awry as soon as they entered the dining hall.

Howard University responded on Twitter:

Today, there were visitors on our campus who were wearing paraphernalia that showcased their political support. This occurrence and the responses on social media that followed emphasize the need for and importance of human interaction. The recent events in Charlottesville are the latest examples of the deep divisions that exist in our country.
Though this is an institution where freedom of thought, choice, and expression are ever-present, we will never compromise our values or allow others to convince us to do so. We will remain committed to truth and service and boldly affirm who we are and what we stand for. Our campus is a space for educational engagement to occur between both those who do and do not share our values. Thankfully, when visitors set foot on our campus they are met with some of the brightest and best students in our nation. Howard students are not simply academically advanced, political activists, leaders, and mentors. Howard students represent all that is right about America.

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