Columbia University Under Fire for Graduation Ceremonies Segregated by Race, Sexual Orientation
Sen. Tom Cotton: “The endpoint of critical race theory: segregation.”
Several colleges at Columbia University are holding separate graduation ceremonies according to race, sexual orientation, and other identity factors.
We covered this in a Quick Take ten days ago, so if you read Legal Insurrection you’re ahead of the curve. We decided to revisit the topic based on all the reactions.
Sam Dorman reports at FOX News:
Columbia University hosting 6 separate graduation ceremonies based on income level, race, ethnicities
Columbia University is planning to hold six additional graduation ceremonies for students according to their race and other aspects of how they identify.
The New York City school’s website details graduation ceremonies for Native, Asian, “Latinx” and Black students taking place for Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard College at the end of April. Another dubbed “FLI Graduation” is for “first generation and/or low income community.” The school also hosts a “Lavender” graduation for the “LGBTIAQ+ community.”
Due to coronavirus restrictions, the ceremonies will take place online. It’s unclear when the separate ceremonies were announced, but Sunday was the deadline for nominating individuals in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and General Studies for the “Multicultural Affairs Graduation Cords.”
Here are some noteworthy Twitter reactions:
Congratulations are in order for liberals and @Columbia University for successfully bringing segregation back by packaging it as “diversity inclusion”.
Just one question: which ceremony do bi-racial children attend? https://t.co/WQL6aAXbmV
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 16, 2021
The endpoint of critical race theory: segregation. https://t.co/KhmKwuXEK3
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) March 16, 2021
Segregation was pretty racist last time I checked.https://t.co/zlJFY1tK63
— Adam Crigler (@AdamCrigler) March 17, 2021
Elite institutions are reviving racial segregation in the name of "social justice." Great reporting from @DormanInDc.https://t.co/xL94jS3TwI
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 16, 2021
SEGREGATION? Columbia University to host six graduation ceremonies based on race, sexuality, income levelhttps://t.co/8wyMq46iZ0
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) March 16, 2021
So, Columbia University is bringing back and celebrating segregation? https://t.co/gTZ5zIPJZc
— Tea Party Patriots (@TPPatriots) March 16, 2021
Nothing says "fighting against the forces of segregation" like segregating your graduating class by race, gender, and sexual identity. https://t.co/KTcbmY9Vcm
— Dan K. Eberhart (@DanKEberhart) March 17, 2021
This is so wrong. https://t.co/hDJjs8b6Im
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) March 16, 2021
Columbia released this statement:
Reports today and previous tweets misrepresent our multicultural graduation celebrations, which exist in addition to, not instead of, University-wide commencement and individual school Class Days. 1/
— Columbia University (@Columbia) March 16, 2021
These events are important, intimate and welcoming spaces for students aligned with these groups to come together to celebrate their achievements if they wish. They are organized in tandem with students and student groups. 2/
— Columbia University (@Columbia) March 16, 2021
Columbia can’t escape from the optics of this. It looks like a reversal of everything the Civil Rights Movement worked for.
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So someone needs to organize a separate ceremony for whites only. And then we can listen to some useless admin explain why “this” is bad.
Owing to affirmative action admissions, blacks spent their time in college surrounded by white people who are smarter than they are. It’s a little more comfortable to segregate to minimize that.
It falls under perverse consequences, which most liberal things produce.
Problems that respond well to direct action have already been solved. What’s left is problems that respond to direct action with perverse consequences.
Dr. King and Rosa Parks should be building up a pretty good spin rate by now
Democrats have always believed in segregation.
I guess Columbia University is planning on separate drinking fountains.
Seems appropriate for an administration of racist bigots. Parents: is this who you want educating your children?
Segregation. So, what’s the problem? Over 60 years of failure has shown that Integration doesn’t work, so I’m all on board with segregation.
Bring it on!!
Could someone explain how exactly this doesn’t violate multiple supreme court decisions?
Even if the supreme court decisions on separate but equal only apply to government (they don’t) Columbia gets a great deal of tax payer money every year.
Liberals have successfully achieved what the KKK has failed to accomplish.
“BIPOC” images have been removed from all advertising on products in supermarkets, and segregation is once again acceptable.
Way to go black and brown folks. You have been marginalized publicly, and somehow you are happy about it.
Lavender is stolen now? The rainbow can no longer be used in children’s books – too sexual. The color Green was stolen decades ago by the secular environmental religion. You can’t use it without people thinking you are a smarmy eco-nut. And now we can’t use Lavender because it, too, is somehow sexual?
I guess the only color progressives won’t touch is white. A color that traditionally signifies purity and goodness. Fine with me.
If the segregated “ceremony” had been at a Christian college all hell would have broken loose and the people who approved this debacle would have demanded the college be shut down. Nazi Pelosi and Chuckie Schumer would have led a march on the school while Antifa/BLM torched it.