Columbia University Hosting 6 Different ‘Identity’ Graduation Ceremonies Based on Race, Gender, Ethnicity, Etc.

Craig Bannister | March 16, 2021 | 10:44am EDT
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New York’s Columbia University will hold six different graduation ceremonies for students segregated by sexual identity, race, ethnicity, and income.

Non-heterosexual (LGBTQIA+) students may choose to attend a “Lavender” ceremony.

Low-income and “first generation” students may attend a separate graduation ceremony. Another ceremony is dedicated to Black students, while three others cater to specific ethnicities.

Columbia’s website lists six distinct, virtual “Multicultural Graduation Ceremonies” for:

1.       Native, 

2.       Asian,

3.       "Latinx,"

4.       "First generation and/or low income community" (“FLI”)

5.       Black students at Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard College, and

6.       "LGBTQIA+ community" (“Lavender”) graduation

“These events provide a more intimate setting for students and guests to gather, incorporate meaningful cultural traditions and celebrate the specific contributions and achievements of their communities,” the website says.


An all-inclusive graduation ceremony will be held on April 30, 2021, Fox News reports:

“Columbia University did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment, and it's unclear whether the ceremonies would necessarily exclude individuals of other races or backgrounds. The university is also hosting what appears to be a more general commencement ceremony on April 30.”

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