Months ago, when the nation was picking up their jaw after the shock of a Donald Trump victory, an unlikely group of students was making its support known to the world.
Young Republican students at famous HBCU Howard University relaunched the college's conservative chapter and pledged support to Donald Trump. As a result of their relaunch, the Republican National Committee awarded the Howard Republicans with a $2,000 donation to fund their activities.
Leah Le’Vell, a member of the RNC’s African-American Strategic Initiatives Team, presented the check to the college.
Le’Vell served as a student adviser to the National Diversity Coalition for Trump at Georgia State University, and believes that many young African-Americans do identify with conservative ideologies, but they are too afraid to join the party because of the stigma attached.
“Social media’s super popular these days and there’s so much persecution,” Le’Vell told PBS. “And so people often don’t say who they ... align with.”