The way in which education is handled and approached in this country continues to be a deeply controversial subject matter. Many schools have gone down the path of critical race theory, graphic lesson plans, and other materials that countless Americans take issue with.
Unfortunately, this is a major culture war that won’t be going away anytime soon. If anything, the division on this issue is rising, as is the inability to reach any resolution.
Now, a university based in Michigan is taking heat for holding graduation ceremonies that are segregated based upon attendees’ demographics, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Grand Valley State University Embraces Segregation
GVSU is currently making headlines for its plans to host separate graduation ceremonies for students of different races, sexual orientations, and nationalities. Each of the separate ceremonies will be scattered throughout the month of April.
Grand Valley State University is having 5 different segregated graduation ceremonies:
I didn't see one listed for everyone who just wants to graduate without any racism or sexuality involved. You know, normal people.
— John Richter (@JohnRichter1) March 22, 2023
In public remarks, the university made it clear that this form of naked segregation isn’t something deemed as problematic. Per GVSU’s statement, these segregated graduation ceremonies are all about “educational equity” and diversity.
There was also mention of a larger ceremony that will be taking place on top of the separate ones determined by students’ demographics.
Overwhelmingly Negative Reactions
Social media users did not hesitate to share their views on Grand Valley State University’s embrace of segregation.
Critics pointed out that no matter how the university tries to spin these upcoming grduation ceremonies, segregation remains at odds with what historic civil rights leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for.
MLK rollin in his grave rn
— Nishka (@Nishkalia) March 21, 2023
Those who disagree with GVSU also warned that members of the Ku Klux Klan would be supportive of graduation ceremonies being held separately on account of ethnicity and other similar factors.
It now remains to be seen if other schools and universities start picking up this very disturbing manner of hosting graduations.This article appeared in New Vision News and has been published here with permission.