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Columbia University offers Class of 2021 six segregated graduations based on race, sexuality, income

Stepping backwards in the name of “progress” is in no way going to help our country move forward. 

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It is no secret that academic institutions across America cater to the “woke” progressive left, but one university may be taking things too far.

Columbia University announced it will be offering the Class of 2021 six different graduation ceremonies, separated by race, sexuality and even income level.

“Complementing our school – and University-wide ceremonies, 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 community,” the school’s website says.

The statement notes that a general commencement ceremony will still be held for all students.

So, what’s the need for the separation?

The separate virtual ceremonies, dubbed “Multicultural Graduation Ceremonies,” will be held for Native American, “LGBTQIA+,” which is described as a “Lavender Graduation,” Asian, “Latinx,” black, and “First-generation and/or low income” communities, BizPacReview reports.

Coming from one of the top academic institutions in the country, this is neither progressive nor inclusive. Rather, it is utterly backwards and forces students, who may identify with several of these “classifications” to choose one.

Stepping backwards in the name of “progress” is in no way going to help our country move forward.

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  1. Tony

    March 15, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Horatio Seymour and Lester Maddox got to be loving this! They were damn near crucified for saying “Separate But Equal” Education”! Columbia has made us all Racist! Looks like the WOKE themselves right over the edge!

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‘Every Word Of This Is False’: Ted Cruz Factchecks Ilhan Omar’s Attack On Coach Kennedy Prayer Case

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Rep. Ilhan Omar

On Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) factchecked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after she made multiple false claims about the Supreme Court ruling in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which the Court ruled 6-3 that a public high school football coach in Washington state had his First Amendment rights violated when he was punished by his school district for praying on the field after games where students could see.

As previously reported, “In 2008, high school football coach Joseph Kennedy began a tradition of praying at midfield after each game. Over time, his players and even members of the opposing team began to join him. In September 2015, a school administrator addressed the matter with Kennedy after an opposing team complained and the coach briefly stopped his prayers.”

“On October 14, 2015, Kennedy told the school district that he was planning on resuming his prayer tradition at the next game. The school district told the coach that his prayers violated the district’s policy, but Kennedy continued to pray at the next two games. The school district subsequently placed him on administrative leave, banned him from participating in the football program, and refused to renew his contract for the following season. Kennedy took the issue to federal district court, arguing that the school district had violated his First Amendment rights,” the report added.

In response to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Kennedy, Omar tweeted, “The Supreme Court just ruled that public school teachers can pressure students to join in prayer at public school events but can also retaliate against those that don’t join in. Religious freedom is dead in America.”

“Every word of this is false,” Cruz responded.

Omar’s claim that the Supreme Court’s decision allowed to teachers to “pressure students to join prayer” is false. The Court’s ruling just protected Coach Kennedy’s religious freedom to pray publicly.

Omar was also incorrect in claiming that there would be retaliation against students who did not join Kennedy in prayer – the coach’s tradition of praying after games began with him praying alone at midfield after football games. Kennedy’s school district even noted that Kennedy had “not actively encouraged, or required, participation.”

Additionally, in contrast to Omar’s claim that “religious freedom is dead in America,” the Supreme Court ruling actually strengthened protections of religious freedom.

Writing for the majority opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch explained, “Respect for religious expressions is indispensable to life in a free and diverse Republic—whether those expressions take place in a sanctuary or on a field, and whether they manifest through the spoken word or a bowed head.”

“Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment,” Gorsuch added. “And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination. Mr. Kennedy is entitled to summary judgment on his First Amendment claims.”

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