Gun Violence Skyrocketed at Black Colleges during Obama Administration

In the 36 years before then-senator Barack Obama promised "Change We Can Believe In" during his 2008 presidential campaign, won the presidency, and made history by becoming America's first black president, shootings at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were infrequent and rare events.  During that time, 13 shootings occurred at HBCUs, killing four students and injuring another 12 victims, 11 being students. While change did occur during the Obama presidency, it wasn't hopeful change we can (or even should) believe in.  Empirical data of shootings at HBCUs, available at, have uncovered that during the eight years of the Obama administration, shootings at HBCUs surged 430% (in roughly 28 less years) to 56 shootings, with gunfire killing 12 and injuring 66 more.  Ten of the 12 victims (83%) killed during the Obama presidency were students, as were 39 (59%) of the injured. The chart...(Read Full Article)
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