White Spelman Student Criticized After Posting Her Love For Attending The HBCU

White Spelman Student Criticized After Posting Her Love For Attending The HBCU

Comments from social media users are in an uproar after a white student named Camilla Rose posted a photo of herself wearing a Spelman sweater with a caption expressing her love for the HBCU.  She begins,

“Transferring to a Historically Black College or University has been my dream for almost two years now. I could never have genuinely imagined I’d be transferring to the #1 HBCU in the country, Spelman College.  The home of Black girl magic.  I feel beyond grateful for every facet of my journey & for this IMMENSE privilege.”

The student, who’s page has since been deleted, continued further about understanding her White privilege and all that she intends to do with it.

She wrote,

“I understand the privilege I hold as a White woman in America and I choose to wake up everyday using this privilege to create a more equitable and healed world.”

While Camilla Rose isn’t the first white woman to attend the HBCU, many social media users seemed to be upset about her boasting about getting a taste of Black Girl Magic.

Read some of the comments below.

There are some people, however, who didn’t seem to be as bothered with the news, citing that white people utilizing their privilege in a Black space is not something to be surprised by.

Spelman College is a historically Black women’s college in Atlanta, GA, named after Laura Celestia “Cettie” Spelman Rockefeller, an abolitionist who was married to the prominent wealthy businessman, John D. Rockefeller.

What are your thoughts on Camilla Rose’s post about attending Spelman? Write your comments below.

Authored by: Robin Ayers