You seem to have missed out that this '...private, all-male, historically black college' - is in Atlanta, GA. Just like Dallas TX, they have a different kind of attitude to *******.
No wonder the politicians are keeping quiet. It was opened in 1867 when black people were still being chased and hung by gangs of cowards, considering themselves part of a 'moralistic' organisation, who 'followed God'.
The crime of the black men? Some of these KKK people would have caught one either talking in clear American English (which wasn't allowed) - or reading a book.