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Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate ‘Commencements’

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posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 07:50 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

If you can't see a problem with the start of segregation, you may not be looking in the right place.




posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

How is this a start of segregation?



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

It was not segregated, now it is.

This is something that the civil rights leaders would not have wanted, but where is Jesse Jackson? Is he still around.
What kind of "bat signal" would he need to swoop in and save the day?



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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The difference is in this case, the black people are banding together by choice and celebrating the fact that they are black rather than being forced out of the white man's culture.

It is still ironic that it ends up looking like segregation. Also, I personally question this kind of graduation procedure. I think that a community includes everyone in the community.
edit on 02pmFri, 02 Jun 2017 19:59:25 -0500kbpmkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

So they will continue on their lives after graduation segregated from the rest?
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posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Is it too late to get Giant Meteor back?

Can we request an EMP from North Korea?

*sigh*

Just nuke us all from orbit. It's the only way to make sure.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

Good question.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 08:05 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: seasonal

So they will continue on their lives after graduation segregated from the rest?


If not physically, certainly mentally in many ways.

This action also perpetuates the idea that if you don't make it, you have an excuse because racism is everywhere, constant and unrelenting.....even though their accomplishment blows that theory all to hell.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 08:08 PM
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What is accomplished by segregating?

I see it in cafeterias and almost all social gatherings. Is it the bird of a feather thing?

Perhaps it is the way it is, too bad. Can't be sure, but little kids will play with anyone in the park. At what age do we loose the ability to be color blind?



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

We're taught to hate.

And ironically, it seems to be the only thing actually being taught any more.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: DBCowboy

What is accomplished by segregating?

I see it in cafeterias and almost all social gatherings. Is it the bird of a feather thing?

Perhaps it is the way it is, too bad. Can't be sure, but little kids will play with anyone in the park. At what age do we loose the ability to be color blind?


As soon as we learn shapes, colors, letters, and numbers, the ugliness of the world teaches us how to misuse them. Home life, family, teachers and the media makes sure of this.

Morgan Freeman said it best when asked in an interview about how we could resolve the race issues we are currently experiencing.

He said, "Stop talking about it."

There's some rational truth in that simple reply.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 08:30 PM
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Do they not know the difference between diversity and segregation?



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: JDeLattre89

I really think they believe they are being oppressed. Of course they can't just look around and see they the world by the tail.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 08:54 PM
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The difference is in this case, the black people are banding together by choice and celebrating the fact that they are black rather than being forced out of the white man's culture.


They are forcing the whites out now. When the blacks were forced out it was frowned upon by most.

Now that the whites are forced out it is somehow celebrated.....

up is down, black is white, good is bad.

I am sitting as far away from people as I can and shaking my f#ing head.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 08:58 PM
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Yep, although I can't say if a white person wanted to go to the commencement if it would be allowed. And if not allowed would that be a racist thing?

Ahhhh this is liberalism brought to it's logical (of possible) conclusion.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 09:03 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: seasonal

So they will continue on their lives after graduation segregated from the rest?


I truly hope not.
I don't understand why some who should hate segregation are now advocating segregation. Equal rights have been thrown out of a two story dorm window and run over by a bearded professor driving a Prius.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: c2oden

I don't think this is a segregation or as some one said a beginning of segregation. This is just a celebration of diversity.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 09:07 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: c2oden

I don't think this is a segregation or as some one said a beginning of segregation. This is just a celebration of diversity.


Why should we celebrate diversity?
We are all diverse.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 09:09 PM
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originally posted by: c2oden

originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: c2oden

I don't think this is a segregation or as some one said a beginning of segregation. This is just a celebration of diversity.


Why should we celebrate diversity?
We are all diverse.

Ask them. They're the ones who wanted this.



posted on Jun, 2 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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All right, exactly what is the point? What purpose does it serve to be in a commencement with only others of Group A as a member of Group A, especially when all the defines Group A is a superficial characteristic like skin color or a sexual preference that had nothing at all to do with academic success or failure?

Does the recipient of the diploma suddenly feel like it means more because they received it only in the company of their narrow in group?



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