UCLA’s black law students struggle with lack of diversity

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Black students attending the UCLA School of Law participated in a video, sharing what their experiences have been like attending a mostly white college.

The YouTube video is entitled “33,” representing the number of African-American students there are out of the 1,100 students enrolled.

The participants express the pressure and emotional distress that students of color experience when they are such a low representation of the student body.

“I feel like an outsider constantly, and I don’t feel like at my own school I can solely focus on being a student,” one participant said.

“It’s a constant burden of pressure,” said one student. “I’m constantly policing myself, just being aware of what I say and how it can be interpreted because I essentially am the representation of the black community.”

Watch the emotional video above and let us know what you think in the comments.

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