What it’s like to be black on campus: isolated, exhausted, calling for change

In his early days on the University of Washington campus as a freshman, Kaid Tipton got his first taste of what it was going to be like as a student of color at the state’s most elite public school.

He ran into a former classmate from Kentridge High School in Kent, who greeted him with a puzzled look on her face. “Kaid, what are you doing here?”