I'm a white student at a historically black college



Does “historically black” mean “exclusively black”? Founded after the Civil War to educate African-Americans who were largely barred from other colleges, financial pressures have led historically black colleges to adopt a new mission – diversify. Here’s what it’s like to be one of the 11% of students at HBCUs who are white.

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This is life on $7.50 an hour



Safiyyah Cotton makes $7.50 an hour working at McDonald’s. So how does she stretch her budget? With a lot of help from the government. Here’s a look inside the life and budget of a low-wage worker.

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