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Old 05-21-2018, 02:36 PM   #91
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Gathering Of graduate students Puts The ‘Black’ In Harvard.

Way to go, I guess.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a7730686.html



Harvard University will host a graduation ceremony exclusively for black students, organisers have announced.

More than 170 students and 530 guests have signed up to attend the event, which will be held 23 May.

All-black ceremonies have been held at other US universities, such as Stanford and Columbia, but this will be a historic first for Harvard.
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The event was crowdfunded by students who raised over $27,000 (£21,000). This year, the all-black ceremony is open only to graduate students, but organisers hope to open it up to undergraduates next year.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s black excellence and black brilliance,” Michael Huggins told The Root website.

Mr Huggins, who is graduating with a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, added: “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.”

Another organiser of the event said the ceremony would also draw attention to the experience of black students at Harvard and other elite institutions.

“Harvard’s institutional foundation is in direct conflict with the needs of black students,” Courtney Woods said.

“There is a legacy of slavery, epistemic racism and colonisation at Harvard, which was an institution founded to train rising imperialist leaders. This is a history that we are reclaiming.”

The Black graduation event comes at a time of heightened student activism in response to racism on college campuses.

Washington DC University has recently launched an investigation after racist messages were found scrawled across bananas scattered around the campus.

Last year, Harvard admitted its highest ever number of African-American students. However, they still comprised just 14 per cent of the 2016 population.
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Gathering Of graduate students Puts The ‘Black’ In Harvard.

Way to go, I guess.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a7730686.html



Harvard University will host a graduation ceremony exclusively for black students, organisers have announced.

More than 170 students and 530 guests have signed up to attend the event, which will be held 23 May.

All-black ceremonies have been held at other US universities, such as Stanford and Columbia, but this will be a historic first for Harvard.
Read more



The event was crowdfunded by students who raised over $27,000 (£21,000). This year, the all-black ceremony is open only to graduate students, but organisers hope to open it up to undergraduates next year.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s black excellence and black brilliance,” Michael Huggins told The Root website.

Mr Huggins, who is graduating with a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, added: “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.”

Another organiser of the event said the ceremony would also draw attention to the experience of black students at Harvard and other elite institutions.

“Harvard’s institutional foundation is in direct conflict with the needs of black students,” Courtney Woods said.

“There is a legacy of slavery, epistemic racism and colonisation at Harvard, which was an institution founded to train rising imperialist leaders. This is a history that we are reclaiming.”

The Black graduation event comes at a time of heightened student activism in response to racism on college campuses.

Washington DC University has recently launched an investigation after racist messages were found scrawled across bananas scattered around the campus.

Last year, Harvard admitted its highest ever number of African-American students. However, they still comprised just 14 per cent of the 2016 population.

You're a year late. "Niamh McIntyre @niamh_mcintyre Thursday 11 May 2017 15:21 BST". But I don't understand the need for a separate graduation ceremony at all.

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Old 05-21-2018, 06:26 PM   #93
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I thought we banned racial segregation? How is Harvard allowed to do this?
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More like full circle . In the (forgive me) good ol' days, Whites were free to segregate out the blacks. Now, full circle only blacks can segregate out the white.


So f'ing bizzarre (either end).

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You apparently don't seem to understand just who one "wins" and "loses" with.

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These type of things are fine if they are for the "oppressed" and only an issue if they are for the "oppressors".
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Of course there is.

You apparently don't seem to understand just who one "wins" and "loses" with.

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These type of things are fine if they are for the "oppressed" and only an issue if they are for the "oppressors".
I think you may need to define oppressors. I see the quotation marks in your response. Who do you mean? In the conversation race is the factor and I would disagree that race is the defining factor of the oppressors. I would say that social class is more of a factor than race, with the more well off using race to deflect.
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I think you may need to define oppressors. I see the quotation marks in your response. Who do you mean? In the conversation race is the factor and I would disagree that race is the defining factor of the oppressors. I would say that social class is more of a factor than race, with the more well off using race to deflect.
I guess you've missed my multiple posts with that meme.

IMHO, one can determine who is "Liberal" from who is "Conservative" by one simple evaluation.

"Liberals" view everything through the prism of who is the "oppressed" and who is the "oppressor".

For example, consider the question of transgender bathrooms.

A "Liberal" takes it as a given that if a single transgendered individual feels "uncomfortable" using a bathroom they do not identify with, then that uncomfort must be addressed.

Meanwhile if multiple cisgendered persons are uncomfortable with that, well they just have to suck it up cupcake, regardless of what the relative number of the two groups are.

How is it that the "Liberal" would argue that it is "better" that the "needs" of one individual should outweigh the "needs" of "many"?

Well it's simple. A transgendered person is "oppressed" and so by definition, a cisgendered person is an "oppressor".

Meanwhile a "conservative" would argue that a policy that reduced the "uncomfort" to the maximum number of people was a the "best' policy.

Now to be clear, I'm not arguing if the "Oppressed/Oppressor" meme is a good or a bad thing.

I simply recognize that the "Liberals" and the "Conservatives" don't agree on that meme, and both side. typically, assume the other side, thinks the way they do on this meme.

So if one assumes another believes as they do, then when they observe them acting in a fashion consistent with the opposite view, they conclude that the person is "horrible" for acting in a manner so opposite to what they are assumed to believe.
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This wouldn't cut it in today's USA. Too racist.

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