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Here we go again. Fucking segregation is being revived once again. This time in the name of fellowship and building a strong community. Oh wait, that was the reason during the 1st era of segregation. Whelp welcome back to the 1950's where segregation is now the politically correct thing to do.



http://www.bet.com/news/national/2017/05/06/here-s-why-black-harvard-students-are-holding-their-own-graduati.html

Aside from studying and taking grueling tests, if you’re a minority, the outer pressures of society make the already challenging coursework even more difficult. Knowing this, Black members of the class of 2017 decided to form an individual ceremony. It’s the first of its kind at the school in recent memory and took nearly a year to plan.

The separate graduation is an effort to highlight the aforementioned struggles and resilience it takes to get through those.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s Black excellence and Black brilliance,” Michael Huggins, a soon-to-become Masters graduate from Harvard’s Kennedy School, told The Root. “It’s an event where we can see each other and our parents and family can see us as a collective, whole group. A community.”

“This is not about segregation,” He added. “It’s about fellowship and building a community. 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.”

Recently, across America, there have been incidents of racism – both in comments and violence – at college campuses. Hopefully, the ceremony reminds people that minorities have to encounter certain challenges that others don’t.

Harvard is reported as having a 96 percent graduation rate for black students who remain in school for an average of six years. Stanford, Temple and Columbia all have Black student graduations, which have been criticized for appearing divisive.


MLK would be so proud to see blacks and other races segregating themselves and literally shitting all over the work the and his movement did. I don't know how anyone can view this as progress, we are regressing.
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College makes people more stupid these days.
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^ Harvard? more like fucking bullshit -ard
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Martin Luther King Jr is probably rolling in his grave
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Knowing this, Black members of the class of 2017 decided to form an individual ceremony.


In other words, Harvard (the institution) is not holding a blacks-only graduation ceremony. Some black members of its 2017 graduating class have, on their own initiative, decided to do so. In fact, having dug deeper into the matter Harvard isn't even funding the ceremony. The students had to raise the money on their own.

It's not my business if a bunch of black students decide to hold what effectively amounts to a private graduation party on their own dime, with their own planning, on their own time even if I don't see the point.
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Harvard isn't even funding the ceremony. The students had to raise the money on their own.


Thank God, but I guess they can't do shit to the black people anyway or they will cry racism.
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Thank God, but I guess they can't do shit to the black people anyway or they will cry racism.


What would they even do? Withhold their diplomas for refusing to participate in commencement? Now that would be a story. This is just silly people doing silly, pointless things. They're Harvard graduates. They've a better start in life than most.
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They just make it look like they're not saluting the same flag when they try to separate the communities like this.
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So in other words, bullshit thread title is bullshit.

Got it.
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BlueOni wrote:
In other words, Harvard (the institution) is not holding a blacks-only graduation ceremony. Some black members of its 2017 graduating class have, on their own initiative, decided to do so. In fact, having dug deeper into the matter Harvard isn't even funding the ceremony. The students had to raise the money on their own.

It's not my business if a bunch of black students decide to hold what effectively amounts to a private graduation party on their own dime, with their own planning, on their own time even if I don't see the point.


Excuse me? Are you being reasonable and reading the article?

We'll have none of that in this house, young lady.
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It's sad that they feel the need to do that in the first place.
We're definitely regressing alright, and then we'll probably have another world war after all the countries become isolated unconnected and highly nationalistic again.

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well I know who to avoid, ifcertain ppl want to hold a ceremony excluding other colors/races then obviously I wouldn't bewanted so ...lol

ahh yes but if white ppl did this it would be racist
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What if a group of white students did this? It is racist to exclude based on race, no matter what race it is. If you can't see that, you are probably a racist yourself.
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redokami wrote:

well I know who to avoid, ifcertain ppl want to hold a ceremony excluding other colors/races then obviously I wouldn't bewanted so ...lol

ahh yes but if white ppl did this it would be racist


It would be, because it is. WHY did harvard even allow this? Even if they had good intentions they should not have been allowed to do this, not at such a divisive time in this country, or ever!
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redokami wrote:

well I know who to avoid, ifcertain ppl want to hold a ceremony excluding other colors/races then obviously I wouldn't bewanted so ...lol

ahh yes but if white ppl did this it would be racist


It would be, because it is. WHY did harvard even allow this? Even if they had good intentions they should not have been allowed to do this, not at such a divisive time in this country, or ever!

I guess blacks cant be racist or discriminatory
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