UC Berkley Hosted Another 'Black Graduation,' and It Got...Interesting

Brittany M. Hughes | May 22, 2023
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The state-funded University of California at Berkley held its annual segregated “blacks-only” graduation ceremony on May 20, a decades-old tradition that no doubt causes Martin Luther King, Jr. to roll over in his grave every spring. 

And, as usual, it got…interesting.

During the event, several students – who are encouraged by the University to dress in traditional African garb and dance or otherwise celebrate according to their ancestors’ native ways – put on emphatic displays of attention-seeking excitement to celebrate earning their degrees.

You might be amused to know that last gentleman earned his degree in "disciplinary studies." 

“Black Grad is more than just a ceremony; it is a celebration of resilience, perseverance, and achievement.” UC Berkeley said on their website about the event. “Grace Carroll, former director of African American Student Development at UC Berkeley, offered this perspective: ‘The celebration of the perseverance and achievement of Black students is critical to the well-being of our community. We know that because of the obstacles our young people face, the numbers graduating from college do not represent our true ability and potential. Black graduations provide empowerment to students and their families.’”

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This year’s commencement speaker was Ericka Huggins, an activist and former leader of the Black Panther Party, described by the FBI as a “black extremist organization” that “advocated the use of violence and guerilla tactics to overthrow the U.S. government.” Which, last I checked, was insurrection and a full-scale assault on our very democracy according to the left’s own definition.

But, just like the term “racism,” don’t expect that cookie to crumble both ways.

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