This University Is Offering Graduations Segregated by Race, Sexuality, Income

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Columbia University is offering six different graduation ceremonies that will be segregated by race, sexuality, and income level.

The university shared details about the virtual graduation ceremonies in an announcement on the website. The segregated graduation ceremonies are supplements to a main university-wide virtual graduation ceremony.

“Complementing our school- and University-wide ceremonies, these events provide a more intimate setting for students and guests to gather, incorporate meaningful cultural traditions and celebrate the specific contributions and achievements of their communities,” the website says.

The website also lists a schedule and description for the ceremonies. It lists separate ceremonies for “Native,” “LGBTQIA+,” “Latinx,” and “First-generation and/or low income” students, in addition to ceremonies for Asian and black students:

  • Native Graduation: Sunday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m. EDT
  • Lavender Graduation (LGBTQIA+ community): Monday, April 26 at 4:00 p.m. EDT
  • Asian Graduation: Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
  • FLI Graduation (First-generation and/or low income community): Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Latinx Graduation: Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. EDT
  • Black Graduation: Friday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Mercy Muroki, a senior researcher at the Centre for Social Justice and graduate student at the University of Oxford studying social policy, first brought the segregated ceremonies to light.

Muroki said in a tweet, “Racially and sexually segregated graduation ceremonies. One of the ‘best’ universities in the world. 2021. If you want to know what going backwards looks like, this is it.”

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3 Thoughts to “This University Is Offering Graduations Segregated by Race, Sexuality, Income”

  1. Wocyob

    So in the name of inclusion, when are the Caucasian, and the non-queer graduations scheduled???

  2. don

    This has got to be the most stupid idea since time began. We spent thousands of lives in a Civil War to make Blacks equal, We have spent billions of dollars trying to upgrade their living and working lives, and you idiots go back to segregation! Are we to have separate – but equal – water fountains at your school? I’m glad my kids are no longer of school age. God forbid they could end up there. You should fire all your teachers, they are worthless. Burn all your buildings down, they are useful only as hog pens. And plow the land over. A reputable farm is superior to the garbage dump you are running there.

  3. Dick Palmer

    What the hell is wrong with these people?MLK must be turning in his grave?All them people dying an having marches for equal rights died for nothing.Just piss it all away to become a communist,free loader.

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