Following a successful free and fair election conducted at Yale University as who is to emerge as the next president of Yale College Council; Kahlil Green shattered the hopes of his counterparts as the students elected him as the next president.
Yale University was established in 1701, which makes it the third-oldest institute of higher learning in the United State of America. It’s one of the nine Colonial Colleges, created prior to the US becoming a sovereign nation after the American Revolution. Since inception, the college has never produced a black student body president, but after 318-year Kahlil Green emerged.
The incoming student body president is a junior and a native of Montgomery County, Md. The young lad made history when his classmates elected him head of the Yale College Council, the student body organization founded in 1972 to tackle undergraduate concerns and campus crisis at the university.
Following the triumph, the economics and political science fella told Fox 5 that he’s considering a career in politics. This should serve as a training for him ahead of the future.
“I feel like I wanted to kind of amplify the voices of the segregated communities on campus, especially students of other colors. So emerging as the first black president, I feel like I am in a pole position where I can really change that,” Green said.
When asked if he feels the heavy burden being the first black president, Green told Fox 5 that, “In a way, but I feel like it more so depicts the improvement the university has made over the years for the journey that will still have ahead of us. So I strongly think we can be a more diverse and inclusive campus, and am grateful for the role that I will have in making it happen.”