Earlier (2003) Freedom Of Association OK—Except For "Caucasian Club"
Chapman College is holding various racial graduation ceremonies for a variety of oppressed groups, separate from the main one.
Chapman University will be hosting segregated "Cultural Graduation" ceremonies in July and August based on various racial and identity categories.
The Chapman University Cross-Cultural Center will be hosting a "Black Graduation," "APIDA Graduation," "Lavender Graduation," "disability Graduation," "Middle Eastern Graduation," and "Latinx Graduation." The "Cultural Graduation celebrations" will take place on July 30, July 31, August 1, August 6, August 7, and August 8.
'There is no separate graduation for exceptional academic achievement, but one for someone’s skin color,' remarked one student.
The upcoming ceremonies in July and August still drew criticism for not capitalizing the 'd' in the 'disability Graduation Celebration.'
by Jordan Esrig, Campus Reform, June 15, 2021
Note, above, that "disability" is in lower-case, that's apparently on purpose because it's symbolic of something boring, and drew a boring response from a snippy disabled person who said stuff like "Also when explaining disability, try to assume you’re not talking to abled people".
You'll notice, below, that each group has its own mortarboard colors, some self-explanatory, some not, but I'm sure the explanations for those would be boring, too.
The APIDA was a new one on me, it turns out to stand for "Asian Pacific Islander Desi American" which adds Hindus, who come from the Asian Sub-Continent, as part of Asian-Americans in the hope of increasing the size of the pressure group.
The one group which doesn't get a graduation ceremony: white Americans, of course! They're the founders of Chapman College, which was founded the same day and hour as Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated, and unusually for a college in 1861 resolved to "students regardless of sex or race."
Well...that was then, this is now.