In light of recent events, Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" hats have become taboo to wear in public. Even once proud Trump supporter Caitlyn Jenner apologized for wearing the hat while cruising in her convertible. So why is that two white teenage girls thought it would be a good idea to wear the hat to the mecca of HBCUs: Howard University.
During a tour of Washington, D.C., two high schools visited the Historically Black University for lunch. Instead of coming as visitors who wanted to appreciate the culture of the campus, two students came with the intention of starting trouble.
Given the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville and President Trump's subsequent speech wherein he blamed "both sides," it should come as no surprise that the MAGA hat is a symbol of white nationalism.
When the girls walked around Howard's campus with their hats on full display, the students did not respond kindly to the presence of someone who supports a neo-Nazi sympathizer. Howard is an HBCU and is a safe space for students of color to study without the fear of racism.
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