Harvard’s Separate But Equal Black People Only Graduation Is Totally Not Racist Or Segregation According To SJWs
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Remember the Civil Rights Movement? Remember when Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that white and black kids could do things together? Remember all those protests and sit-ins and marches where people were beaten and hosed so that we could live in a world today where black and white people can all do the same things? Well that feel good jive was apparently wicked gay according to some SJW’s at Harvard:
The Root: Black students at Harvard University are getting their kente cloth stoles ready for a special graduation ceremony: an all-black commencement. Two days before the general university graduation, black students will celebrate the obstacles they’ve overcome and the accomplishments they’ve made despite racial issues they face at their Ivy League. More than 170 students and 530 guests have confirmed their attendance to the May 23 celebration, according to The Boston Globe.
Let me get this straight. Black people are the only people to have overcome obstacles, and thus need their own separate but equal graduation ceremony? So every white kid at Harvard had everything handed to them in life and didn’t have to overcome any sort of obstacles to graduate from America’s most highly regarded Ivy League school? Isn’t that, ya know, stereotyping and kind of racist? After all, here’s the definition of racist:
“The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race.”
So we’re just assuming that the mere fact that you have white skin means you possess the ability to have no obstacles thrown at you in life, and have the ability to graduate from an Ivy League school without trying very hard? Yup, nothing racist about that.
Student organizer Courtney Woods, a Graduate School of Education candidate, told the Globe what the ceremony means to her. “I can only imagine how special I will feel when I walk across that stage and be able to honor my identity and my struggle at Harvard,” Woods said. “I know this is exactly what students like me need to be inspired as we leave this place as emerging global leaders.”
I’m confused. So Courtney Woods NEEDS this ceremony to validate and honor her “identity and struggle at Harvard.” But…..isn’t that what a regular graduation is for? What exactly are the honoring at the regular graduation? Easy layups for white people? Keep in mind, this is a graduate student. After graduating from Michigan State she had the privilege and economic LUXURY of not immediately entering the workforce, and insulating herself in the fantasy world of academia. Apparently this is what it means to “struggle” in America, and she needs her own separate but equal graduation to celebrate herself. And if this isn’t an oppressed individual, then I don’t know what is:
So what obstacles in particular are black students at Harvard overcoming that necessitates their own graduation?
In addition to its past, the university is also addressing some of its current issues. While the school’s admission rates for black students rose to 13.7 percent for the class of 2020 ― higher than previous years ― many have said that microaggressions, a lack of diversity and a lack of acknowledging how racism factors in certain curriculums (e.g. law) create a disadvantage.
Oh right, microaggressions. Because MLK gotten beaten, hosed, and attacked with dogs, but at least he never had to suffer the horror of a microaggression. He probably would’ve given up if some white person had the audacity to ask him to show off the latest dance moves or borrow his James Brown record.
“Harvard’s institutional foundation is in direct conflict with the needs of black students,” Woods told The Root. “There is a legacy of slavery, epistemic racism and colonization at Harvard, which was an institution founded to train rising imperialist leaders. This is a history that we are reclaiming.”
Wait…..YOU’RE reclaiming history? Pretty sure the people who marched across the bridge in Selma were the ones who did that. Specifically so you could go to the same graduation as white people. The only thing you’re doing with history is repeating it, and trampling all over everything REAL civil rights leaders fought for.
So isn’t this kind of taking a step backwards? Guess not:
Michael Huggins, president of the Harvard Black Graduate Student Alliance, which began organizing the graduation in July, said the ceremony isn’t a form of “segregation,” rather “fellowship and building a community.” “This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s black excellence and black brilliance,” Huggins told The Root. “This is a chance to reaffirm for each other that we enter the work world with a network of supporters standing with us. We are all partners.”
Yea, it’s totally not segregation. You just can’t go if you’re white. Nothing segregated about that!! It’s a “fellowship and building a community.” As long as that community is entirely black and all other people are excluded. Not sure what percent black you have to be to join, but I’m gonna assume anything a few shades shy of Uncle Phil won’t be tolerated.
But what if white people held their own separate graduation? Or Asians or hispanics or Native Americans? I’m sure that would go over smoothly…..
Yup, everything is built for white people. I know when I drive down my street the only people allowed to drive on it with me are my fellow crackers. And Ivy League schools like Harvard don’t allow black people either. Oh wait.
According to others, black people need their own graduation because unlike white people, black people don’t normally graduate from college:
Yup, all us white people are the same. We ALL go to college. There are no white people in this country who are brought up in poverty and whose parents don’t push them towards college. Every white person has the same upbringing. I just can’t see that because I’m white. Gotcha.
Anyway, as usual colleges are not even remotely preparing graduates for the real world. In the real world we don’t have separate ceremonies for black and white people, unless you count the BET awards or the Republican National Convention. But workplaces and businesses don’t allow the sort of blatant discrimination that Harvard apparently does.
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