Campus Backlash After Leaders of Black Colleges Meet With Trump

It was a scolding message tag painted on the sidewalk at Howard University in Washington D.C.

“Welcome to the Trump plantation. Overseer: Wayne A. I. Frederick.”

A photograph of the black leaders smiling and chatting with Mr. Trump around his desk was widely circulated and instantly became a flash point for students who believe the administration has been insensitive to the needs of black Americans.

“Is it a photo op, is it an opportunity for Trump to put himself next to black people and smile?” Llewellyn Robinson, a Howard sophomore, said, after the graffiti had been wiped clean. “Is that the situation we’re dealing with? Or is it truly a seat at the table?”

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