THE SISTERS APPEARED TO DISAGREE OVER WHETHER STUDENTS' CONCERNS WITH HOWARD UNIVERSITY'S HOUSING CONDITIONS AND OTHER ADMINISTRATION ISSUES HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED.
Students at Howard University have been protesting housing and administration issues since October 12, while reportedly facing threats of expulsion from school officials.
Legendary sisters Phylicia Rashad, now dean of Howard’s newly-minted Chadwick A. Boseman School of Fine Arts, and Debbie Allen were on campus Friday to attend a State of the University address by President Wayne Frederick, where he acknowledged the housing issues.
The pair was entering the Fine Arts building and stopped for questions.
“In any country when the students don’t speak out, the nation is not doing well,” Allen said.
“When the students do speak out and they have been heard, and their concerns have been addressed and it’s still not enough, what about that?” Rashad asked rhetorically.
“Oh well that’s a whole ‘nother thing,” Allen said before asking Rashad, “So are their concerns being addressed?”