Skip to main content

The harsh reality of racism

photo of a young man with a beard, wearing a white shirt, red tie and red sweater.
Qwameek Bethea '21

“Racism has become so inherent in our system that it has become normalized,” Qwameek Bethea ’21, president of Furman’s chapter of the NAACP, wrote in an op-ed published online June 28 by The Greenville News. “There are racial borders in our health care system, our education system, our financial systems and our criminal justice system. What are we doing to address that?”

“I attend a predominantly white college. I live in a predominantly white neighborhood. I have had the opportunity to see and experience things that most of my Black brothers and sisters have not, but that doesn’t change anything. I am a Black man in America. According to the NAACP Criminal Justice Fact Sheet, a Black man is three times more likely to be killed by police than a white man, and five times more likely to be incarcerated than their white counterparts.”


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Last updated .

Roe v Wade ruling by Supreme Court affects more than abortion rights

Furman faculty weigh in with expert perspective on health care, history, social justice, education and other aspects of the June 24 decision.

South Housing residence hall project delayed due to market factors

Supply, cost and staffing issues have delayed the start of construction until Spring 2023.

Bright futures, big city: Dins take on NYC for Career Treks

The Malone Center for Career Engagement organized the treks, which gave students the chance to explore the fields of finance and communications.

family of four in formal wear, Clemens family

Father-Son Duo Donates $1 Million to Angel Analyst Fellowship

The eight-week fellowship will give eight to 10 students a deep dive into new venture investment.