A Michigan university is hosting separate graduation celebrations for students based on race and sexual identity, Fox News reports.
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) plans to host five separate graduation celebrations in addition to its general commencement ceremony, which is open to all students.
The segregated ceremonies promoted by the school’s multicultural affairs office are for students who are black, Asian, “Latinx,” Native American and LGBTQIA+.
The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh took to Twitter to point out that there is no ceremony for “straight white people.”
“Ridiculous,” Walsh tweeted. “Grand Valley State University (@GVSU) is holding five segregated graduation celebrations, singling out Asian, black, LGBT, Hispanic, and Native American graduates. There will be no special celebrations for straight white people, of course.”
Ridiculous. Grand Valley State University (@GVSU) is holding five segregated graduation celebrations, singling out Asian, black, LGBT, Hispanic, and Native American graduates. There will be no special celebrations for straight white people, of course. pic.twitter.com/dnW58IhYg4— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 21, 2023
Fox also reports GVSU students who identify as LGBTQIA+ are eligible to receive the school’s “Outstanding LGBTQIA+ Graduate Award” which honors “an exceptional student graduating in the Fall or Winter semester of 2023…who self-identifies as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.”
GVSU is not the only woke school to host segregated graduation celebrations.
In the last few years, notable universities like Harvard and Columbia have put on similar ceremonies for minority students.
The Michigan school defended hosting segregated ceremonies.
“Grand Valley State University holds unified Commencement ceremonies for all of its graduates. GVSU is not ‘segregating graduation ceremonies by race,’ as some people and outlets have said,” the university told Fox. “Grand Valley also welcomes student organizations and faculty leaders to hold smaller scale celebrations designed to honor graduates. These more intimate celebrations are a complement to GVSU’s Commencement and are open to all students and their supporters.”
The university representative added that degrees are conferred at the main ceremony which is open to all students.
“The vast majority of graduating students who participate in these celebrations also choose to participate in our larger Commencement ceremony where degrees are conferred,” the representative said.