It’s 2019, but there are still a few ceilings for Black people to shatter and Kahlil Greene, a Maryland native, did just that when he was elected as the first Black student body president at Yale University.
Greene, who is currently getting ready for his junior year at the prestigious school, told Fox5DC that he decided to run to “amplify the voices of the underserved communities on campus, especially students of color.”
“So being the first Black president, I feel like I’m in a position where I can really do that,” he added.
His election, he added “symbolizes the progress the university has made over the years,” but also adds that there’s still much to be done.
“I think that we can be a more diverse and inclusive campus and I’m grateful for the role that I’ll have in making that happen,” Greene added.