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Wave of bomb threats against black universities in the US

Wave of bomb threats against black universities in the US

Wave of bomb threats against black universities in the US

More than a dozen universities founded to serve the black community of U.S they have received bomb threats in recent days, which in some cases has led to the closure of campuses and the disruption of their activities.

Howard University, a prestigious Washington think tank, reported this Tuesday that it received a bomb threat at dawn and that the Police went to its facilities, where it certified that there was no explosive device.

For its part, the University of the District of Columbia, also in the US capital, received a similar threat at dawn and opened its campus in the morning after a police inspection.

Like these two centers, at least 12 universities classified in the country as “historically black” received some kind of threat this Tuesday, although no explosive charge was found, local media reported.

These include Morgan University (Maryland), Coppin University (Maryland), Fort Valley University (Georgia), Kentucky State University, Xavier University in Louisiana, and Edward Waters University (Florida).

Democratic congresswoman Alma Adams, founder of the congressional caucus that defends historically black universities, denounced in a statement that it is the “second round” of threats against these types of centers in less than a month.

Adams claimed that these universities carry out “one of the most noble and humane activities”, and that “they are sacred places and that they should be free from terror”.

Black universities are institutions of higher learning established in the United States during the period of racial segregation to serve the African-American community, of which there are still close to a hundred throughout the country.

These threats took place on the same day that Black Heritage Month began, a celebration that during February commemorates the history of the African diaspora.

The vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris, who studied at Howard University, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that this month should serve to “share the stories of resistance, strength and excellence of the black community.”

Source: Elcomercio

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