Racial segregation has returned to Columbia University in United States, but this time it won’t only be black and white people who are divided. In addition to race, the division is being sowed between sexual orientation, immigration status, and income level.
The prestigious Columbia University in New York, which has played a rebellious and at the same time central role in ending racial segregation between blacks and whites in the United States, will hold separate graduation ceremonies next month for students from diverse backgrounds.
Native, Asian, Latino, and Gypsy students each have their own graduation ceremonies, as well as an LGBTQ ceremony for the opposite sex. In addition, first-generation students and low-income students also have their own graduation celebrations.
The ceremonies of the educational institution involved in the dissemination of COVID-19 fear states will be held online.
“These events provide a closer setting for students and guests to gather, incorporate meaningful cultural traditions and celebrate the specific contributions and achievements of their communities,” explains the school’s website.
Sen. Tom Cotton, (R-Ark.) slammed the idea of segregated graduation ceremonies, saying critical race theory is to blame for the divisive idea.
“Critical race theory is the belief that people have value based on the color of their skin, and that our race defines everything about us. It’s not just false—it’s dangerous,” Cotton wrote.