Well, it looks like Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream has just been killed.
Instead of being judged by one’s character, we are now judging what certain people should or should not receive based on the color of their skin.
Yes, we have come full circle.
Case in point Harvard University. The prestigious ivy league school is certainly known for its liberal logic.
This one might take the cake though.
According to the Daily Wire, “Aside from studying and taking grueling tests, if you’re a minority, the outer pressures of society make the already challenging coursework even more difficult. Knowing this, Black members of the class of 2017 decided to form an individual ceremony. It’s the first of its kind at the school in recent memory and took nearly a year to plan,” reports BET.
“The separate graduation is an effort to highlight the aforementioned struggles and resilience it takes to get through those.”
The Root similarly lamented how difficult college life can be for minorities: “The ceremony comes at a time when the experiences of Black students on college campuses in America have been marked by incidents of overt racism, microaggressions, passive racist comments, and the marginalization of minority experiences in both reading assignments and learning materials.”
But we are supposed to believe this is not segregation, right?
Michael Huggins, a Harvard graduate student who helped orchestrate the separate ceremonies, told The Root that the segregation “is not about segregation.”
“This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s Black excellence and Black brilliance,” said Huggins. “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.
“This is not about segregation,” he continued. “It’s about fellowship and building a community. This is a chance to reaffirm for each other that we enter the work world with a network of supporters standing with us. We are all partners.”
Pretty sure this ‘building of a community’ and ‘fellowship’ is the essence of segregation; if what it takes to qualify being in this community is the color of your skin.
Sounds like #BlackLivesMatter has really done their job to separate the nation in two. They’ve caused an us vs. them mentality; completely killing MLK’s dream.
This is not progression, this is regression.