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Several Columbia U Colleges Holding Separate ‘Multicultural’ Race and Sexual Orientation Graduation Ceremonies

Several Columbia U Colleges Holding Separate ‘Multicultural’ Race and Sexual Orientation Graduation Ceremonies

“We also encourage you to recognize the outstanding contributions of your fellow graduates through the Multicultural Affairs Graduation Cords.”

This is happening at the school of engineering, but it’s probably safe to assume it happens in other schools as well. When did we start segregating graduations in this way?

From the Columbia website:

Multicultural Graduation Ceremonies: Graduate Registration

Congratulations to you, the Class of 2021 in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard College! This registration page is for graduating seniors of our undergraduate schools who would like to participate as graduates in our virtual ceremonies.

Graduates must register by Sunday, March 21 in order to secure their multicultural graduation gift (e.g. stole, tassel, pin or other gift). The final deadline to register in order to be listed on the website and at the ceremonies is Wednesday, March 31.

IMPORTANT: Before you submit this form, please log in (at the top right of this webpage) to enable your ability to update your information after you submit this form. Changes may not be incorporated after Wednesday, March 31.

We also encourage you to recognize the outstanding contributions of your fellow graduates through the Multicultural Affairs Graduation Cords.

Virtual Ceremony Schedule

Ceremonies are listed chronologically.

  • 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

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Comments

If you think that’s surprising, wait until they start denying graduation entirely to some people on the basis of “equity.”

Imagine the mess when they need to start organizing separate reunions. I was going to comment that the tassels might be of representative colors, but that would be racist, since it would be coming from a white dude. Of course that would be further complicated by individuals who who would claim representation in more than one subgroup, so multicolored tassels. For example, Fauxcahontas would have one that was all white except for a microscopic red tip.

Dolce Far Niente | March 7, 2021 at 1:46 pm

So odd; I thought diversity was our strength, except that none of these diverse peeples can tolerate standing next to other people, even virtually, who are not of their racial subgroup or who do different things with their genitalia.

At one time, we thought racial segregation was bad; how silly and unwoke we were back then… 5 years ago.

This is Democrats returning to their racist roots. They have to divide people into groups like they did in the old South.

Having a monoculture graduation is multicultural?

George_Kaplan | March 7, 2021 at 11:19 pm

So does Native Graduation mean nativeborn Americans? If not then when do folk who are not Injuns, LGTPwhatever, Asian, First Generation or Poor, Hispanic, or Black, have their ceremony?

Is there a ceremony for folk who are White, or conservative, or Christian or …? Or are the ceremonies only for the Privileged classes of the Left?

It’s a good thing we no longer teach conventional history, or the phrase “separate but equal” might cause a modicum of embarrassment to these snowflakes.

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