East Baltimore, Maryland: Students from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing stand in solidarity with community protest for jobs at the groundbreaking ceremony of a new building, June 12, 2012.
Johns Hopkins has torn down much of the community to make way for expanding its facilities. The city administration, which is helping to fund the construction, has broken promises to provide construction jobs to unemployed people in the surrounding African American community.
Photos by Sharon Black
It’s honestly embarrassing and gross to me that I go to this school. At least I’m a graduate student so I don’t exactly need to hang out there. But I do wish more students there were aware of the stronghold Hopkins has over Baltimore and all of its abuses of powers. Things like this make me question my ultimate trajectory of entering the world of academia. I would never want to find myself working at a school like Hopkins, even if it is one of the best schools in the country, because of shit like this. But is a school like Simon’s Rock really any better?