Columbia University is set to offer six different graduation ceremonies segregated by race, sexuality, and income level in a move curiously touted by the Ivy League school as "multicultural" — a term usually describing the mixture of many cultural or ethnic groups within a given community.
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Details about the virtual ceremonies were shared in an announcement on the prestigious New York university's website. The ceremonies, which will be hosted in addition to a main university-wide ceremony, are available to seniors in Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies, and Barnard College, the university's all-women sister college.
"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 communities," the announcement reads.