Engineering Students Say They Have Faced Loneliness And Racism In South Dakota

Feb 27, 2018

Nayda Jones, left, and Chris Blumer at the School of Mines and Technology. Blumer is president of the SDSMT chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, and Jones is a representative of that group.
Credit Abena Songbird, SD School of Mines Office of Multicultural Affairs

February is National Black History Month, and it's a time when the National Society of Black Engineers comes into focus at the School of Mines and Technology. Two of that group's student representatives tell SDPB's Victoria Wicks that race relations have changed over the years, but not nearly enough. And they say South Dakota's overwhelmingly white population makes it a lonely place for them to live.