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Is Morehouse Ready For The 'Mean Girls'?

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Is Morehouse Ready For The 'Mean Girls'?

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Is Morehouse Ready For The 'Mean Girls'?

Is Morehouse Ready For The 'Mean Girls'?

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A Vibe magazine article titled "The Mean Girls of Morehouse" profiles four students who attend Morehouse College — the nation's only all-male historically black institution — but dress in women's clothing and identify themselves as androgynous.

The article sparked outrage throughout the Morehouse community, and prompted the president of the college to write a letter to alumni, criticizing Vibe magazine.

Host Michel Martin talks with Aliya King, author of the article; Brian Alston, one of the students profiled; and L'Heureux Lewis, a Morehouse alumnus and professor of sociology at the City University of New York.