Harvard University will host a graduation ceremony exclusively for black students, organisers have announced.
More than 170 students and 530 guests have signed up to attend the event, which will be held 23 May.
All-black ceremonies have been held at other US universities, such as Stanford and Columbia, but this will be a historic first for Harvard.
The event was crowdfunded by students who raised over $27,000 (£21,000). This year, the all-black ceremony is open only to graduate students, but organisers hope to open it up to undergraduates next year.
“This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s black excellence and black brilliance,” Michael Huggins told The Root website.
Mr Huggins, who is graduating with a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, added: “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.”
Another organiser of the event said the ceremony would also draw attention to the experience of black students at Harvard and other elite institutions.
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Newsflash Harvard brings back Jim Crow laws where is the NAACP when their needed?
So, it’s OK to have all white events, telling other races, “Step back and wait until the “worthy” get through, boy”? THIS is Obama’s legacy.
@bob sykes: Well, I don’t subscribe to separatism, but if one does, one should form their own organization with in which to contain whatever element they wish to separate from the rest of the world, not move into a diverse community and declare their separation within. Plus, some group just TRY to be all white and ban any blacks from attending. That’s were the separatism would end.
Like all liberals, Harvard seems to approve of racism if it is for a liberal cause.
will be interesting to see who gets the better paying job first. all depends on location. maybe, some will work for crazy maxime, pelosi or even the slut hillary. past your first job, where you went to school means very little. big time lawyer in Cleveland, son went to Harvard, now working for the aclu-what can one say.
remember that all Ivey league schools are boot licking, ass kissing demorats. wonder how may professors and teachers are closet republicans??
This merely reflects what Holder said; that there is no such thing as civil rights for whites.
true, but someone is going to tag racist holter’s ass.