Beloit College creates blacks-only space for students to hang out

Beloit College, a small liberal arts college in Southern Wisconsin, has transformed a campus coffee shop into a gathering place for black students, according to the school’s website.

In March, the private institution announced the Java Joint would be closed in order to become “a haven for Beloit College’s Black students.”

The gathering space was praised by Jada Daniel, the current Black Student Union president.

“We hope to create a safe space for Black and Brown students, where we have a comfortable place to study,” said Daniel on the school’s website.

“Daniel said BSU plans to host Soul Food Sundays, poetry readings, and other events during the year, following COVID safety guidelines,” the website says.

A representative from Beloit College responded to a request for comment by saying the school is “unable to fulfill an interview request on this topic at this time.”

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