Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say

In an online forum, someone said they were told to leave by students while walking their dog on campus

Gentrification has irritated yet another community of color. In Washington, students and alumni of Howard University are objecting to residents who walk their dogs on the campus, feeling these actions infringe on the campus and its history.

The university is historically black and affectionately referred to as one of the Black Meccas of American society. It was founded in 1867 and has been located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington for the entirety of its 152-year history.

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New gentrifers of the DC area,@HowardU‘s a University n not meant to be a playground for your recreation. Please respect the learning space of my dear HBCU. Find a local park and let the students have the space they are paying tuition for. #respecttheyard https://t.co/LB9rb7zQn1

Old but relevant. People was calling me crazy for my outrage. #HowardWontMove pic.twitter.com/nFbD2K242W

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Source: theguardian
Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say