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HoganIsGOAT
10-04-2016, 08:51 AM
Students of color at Columbia University can apply to attend an upcoming racially segregated retreat hosted by the school that promises to embolden and empower participants, according to organizers.

The “Students of Color Leadership Retreat 2016” is open to students within the Columbia University undergraduate community, including its all-women’s Barnard College.

Slated for the weekend of Nov. 12 at Greenkill Retreat Center at the New York YMCA Camp, the event is billed as “an intensive weekend of personal development, empowerment and community building for student leaders at Barnard and Columbia who identify as African/African-American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Asian-American, Pacific Islander, Arab and Middle-Eastern, Native & Indigenous, and Multiethnic/Multiracial,” according to the university’s website as well as the retreat’s online application form.

“SOCLR is designed for students who identify themselves as a person of color as a primary identity,” Columbia’s website adds.

The application asks students to state their gender identity/expression, their gender pronoun, their racial identity, and also answer a few questions on what they plan to gain from attending the retreat, paid for by the private, Ivy League institution. Lodging, food and transportation are provided, the application notes.

MORE: Public university to host whites-only student retreat on ‘white privilege’

Event organizers declined to comment to The College Fix, instead redirecting email inquiries to other campus officials.

Asked for additional information, such as whether white students may attend, the cost of the retreat, and about how many students will attend, Melinda Aquino, associate dean of multicultural affairs in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering Undergraduate Student Life, gave a statement on the benefits of the event in an email to The College Fix.

“The Students of Color Leadership Retreat is a long-standing annual program for undergraduates at Columbia and Barnard,” Aquino stated. “The program, which is geared towards any student who self-identifies as a student of color, provides structured activities and guided exercises that enable participants to build community and reflect on their abilities to effect positive change within their own lives, within student organizations, within the Columbia University community, and within society at large.”

Aquino pointed out the Office of Multicultural Affairs also hosts other leadership and community-building programs and retreats that meet the needs of “all students interested in diversity and identity,” including an LGBTQ leadership retreat and an “Intergroup Community Building Initiative” retreat, aimed at creating a more “cohesive” Columbia that affirms “all identities and creates a space for healthy discourse about divisive issues.”

The multicultural office also offers a racially themed mentoring program called the Columbia Mentoring Initiative, which offers programming to the following groups:

Arab & Middle Eastern Family Tree
Asian Family Tree
Black Family Tree
Indigenous Family Tree
Latinx Family Tree
LGBTQ Family Tree
Mosaic Family Tree (International & Multiracial)

Columbia also offers a Global Ambassadors Program, which connects American students and international students through programming and conversations, according to Aquino.

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29310/

digistp
10-04-2016, 08:54 AM
https://media.giphy.com/media/3FBwwRCNTSa52/giphy.gif

ThePoz
10-04-2016, 09:00 AM
LGBTQ Family Tree

Postmort3m
10-04-2016, 09:00 AM
Fight agains supposed inequality and division by segregating themselves.

Brilliant

x-trainer ben
10-04-2016, 09:04 AM
Looks like you should have been outraged 30 years ago when the original idea was started; but it is a good idea to get you some greens by using fake outrage. Good luck with that! People of color have had various ____ student union meetings since the 60's.

"The UC celebrates 27th annual Students of Color Conference"
https://theaggie.org/2015/11/10/the-uc-celebrates-27th-annual-students-of-color-conference/

mstatefan91
10-04-2016, 09:06 AM
Looks like you should have been outraged 30 years ago when the original idea was started; but it is a good idea to get you some greens by using fake outrage. Good luck with that! People of color have had various ____ student union meetings since the 60's.

"The UC celebrates 27th annual Students of Color Conference"
https://theaggie.org/2015/11/10/the-uc-celebrates-27th-annual-students-of-color-conference/

You try too hard to defend bigotry.

HoganIsGOAT
10-04-2016, 09:11 AM
Looks like you should have been outraged 30 years ago when the original idea was started; but it is a good idea to get you some greens by using fake outrage. Good luck with that! People of color have had various ____ student union meetings since the 60's.

"The UC celebrates 27th annual Students of Color Conference"
https://theaggie.org/2015/11/10/the-uc-celebrates-27th-annual-students-of-color-conference/

Feel free to point out what outrage I have faked by copying and pasting a news article.

ODBM
10-04-2016, 09:14 AM
I wonder what would happen if I said that I identify as a student of color. A female student of color, actually. Might as well.

cashinout
10-04-2016, 09:14 AM
Looks like you should have been outraged 30 years ago when the original idea was started; but it is a good idea to get you some greens by using fake outrage. Good luck with that! People of color have had various ____ student union meetings since the 60's.

"The UC celebrates 27th annual Students of Color Conference"
https://theaggie.org/2015/11/10/the-uc-celebrates-27th-annual-students-of-color-conference/

pretty sure the difference is that this club actually forbids white people from attending

Gainzzz
10-04-2016, 09:15 AM
America is crumbling. Hillary will make everything 100 times worse.

Canadian2point0
10-04-2016, 09:21 AM
MORE: Public university to host whites-only student retreat on ‘white privilege’Would love to go to this. Would roll up in a BMW 7 series.

sclimb
10-04-2016, 09:21 AM
I never understood that if you identify as black, why you would think it's racist if someone treats you as black?

dabbmw2002
10-04-2016, 09:21 AM
I wonder what would happen if I said that I identify as a student of color. A female student of color, actually. Might as well.

If you can put on a wig and call yourself a girl why can't you put on black face and call yourself black?

ODBM
10-04-2016, 09:23 AM
If you can put on a wig and call yourself a girl why can't you put on black face and call yourself black?
It's 2016. These are the deep philosophical questions of our time.

HoganIsGOAT
10-04-2016, 09:25 AM
It's 2016. These are the deep philosophical questions of our time.

It's no wonder our public education system is lacking.

x-trainer ben
10-04-2016, 09:29 AM
You try too hard to defend bigotry.

Nah, i just went to college and saw the various student groups/clubs. Indian, Philipino, Asian, Black, Latin. This was years ago, so yes i have eyes. Besides why would you want to go away and listen to that noise?

x-trainer ben
10-04-2016, 09:30 AM
Feel free to point out what outrage I have faked by copying and pasting a news article.

Your loyal following, who like your 5 a day posts, you do have a loyal following. It is mostly the same names every day.

x-trainer ben
10-04-2016, 09:31 AM
pretty sure the difference is that this club actually forbids white people from attending

Pretty easy to find out, call the school and report back. Let us know.

rock2gains
10-04-2016, 09:41 AM
X-trainer, anyone that has been to college knows these programs are part of college life. Conservatives make a big issue out of it now, because Whites are in the process of losing majority status so they see reinforcements of their fear in everything now.

P.S. Race topics are not allowed.

Flakker
10-04-2016, 09:42 AM
If you can put on a wig and call yourself a girl why can't you put on black face and call yourself black?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Dolezal

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d7/Rachel_Dolezal_speaking_at_Spokane_rally_May_2015. jpg/220px-Rachel_Dolezal_speaking_at_Spokane_rally_May_2015. jpg

x-trainer ben
10-04-2016, 09:47 AM
X-trainer, anyone that has been to college knows these programs are part of college life. Conservatives make a big issue out of it now, because Whites are in the process of losing majority status so they see reinforcements of their fear in everything now.

P.S. Race topics are not allowed.

"anyone that has been to college knows these programs are part of college life."

Good point i made an improper assumption on this board!!

nutsy54
10-04-2016, 09:52 AM
X-trainer, anyone that has been to college knows these programs are part of college life.
Segregated programs, which explicitly prohibit people based on their skin color, are a part of college life?

dabbmw2002
10-04-2016, 09:53 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Dolezal

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d7/Rachel_Dolezal_speaking_at_Spokane_rally_May_2015. jpg/220px-Rachel_Dolezal_speaking_at_Spokane_rally_May_2015. jpg


That crazy bish talked the talk and walked the walk. On behalf of people of color, I officially accept her as part of the black community.

nutsy54
10-04-2016, 10:02 AM
Looks like you should have been outraged 30 years ago when the original idea was started; but it is a good idea to get you some greens by using fake outrage. Good luck with that! People of color have had various ____ student union meetings since the 60's.

"The UC celebrates 27th annual Students of Color Conference"
https://theaggie.org/2015/11/10/the-uc-celebrates-27th-annual-students-of-color-conference/
Oops on you: Our primary goal for the conference is to create an inclusive space for community engagement from students of all backgrounds.
http://sua.ucsc.edu/coalitions/ucsa/socc.html

x-trainer ben
10-04-2016, 10:05 AM
Segregated programs, which explicitly prohibit people based on their skin color, are a part of college life?

Call Columbia, you and i have been out of school for a while. Times are a changing.

nutsy54
10-04-2016, 10:08 AM
Call Columbia, you and i have been out of school for a while. Times are a changing.
So which is it? You went from claiming this type of segregation has been going on for decades, to "times are a changing"...

mstatefan91
10-04-2016, 10:09 AM
Nah, i just went to college and saw the various student groups/clubs. Indian, Philipino, Asian, Black, Latin. This was years ago, so yes i have eyes. Besides why would you want to go away and listen to that noise?

I would personally have zero interest, but there are a lot of white people in college who agree and want to support these types of clubs. srs

It is not right to exclude these people based on skin color. Kinda goes against the whole diversity and inclusiveness message.

x-trainer ben
10-04-2016, 10:10 AM
Oops on you: Our primary goal for the conference is to create an inclusive space for community engagement from students of all backgrounds.
http://sua.ucsc.edu/coalitions/ucsa/socc.html

That was my link... his was from Columbia and he tried to say that white people were not allowed. My response is call Columbia to be certain but schools have been doing these type of culture, gender id, ethnic, clubs for years. As to who can attend, it is up to the School/club. WTF would we want to attend the Indian student retreat?

Gainzzz
10-04-2016, 10:11 AM
How does this make sense to people, though?

brb let's tackle racism by hosting a blacks only retreat where we can sit around and discuss how terrible white people are

Mercworx
10-04-2016, 10:12 AM
Looks like you should have been outraged 30 years ago when the original idea was started; but it is a good idea to get you some greens by using fake outrage. Good luck with that! People of color have had various ____ student union meetings since the 60's.

"The UC celebrates 27th annual Students of Color Conference"
https://theaggie.org/2015/11/10/the-uc-celebrates-27th-annual-students-of-color-conference/


Im 28.



And you're retarded.

mstatefan91
10-04-2016, 10:13 AM
How does this make sense to people, though?

brb let's tackle racism by hosting a blacks only retreat where we can sit around and discuss how terrible white people are

Because safe spaces..

Aesthetical
10-04-2016, 10:15 AM
I never understood that if you identify as black, why you would think it's racist if someone treats you as black?

I see your parents raised you well.

mstatefan91
10-04-2016, 10:17 AM
I am not wholeheartedly against these types of groups or functions. I think they are silly and probably solve nothing, but there is nothing inherently wrong with them (freedom of speech and all that). That changes, however, when a group decides to exclude an entire race.

x-trainer ben
10-04-2016, 10:17 AM
So which is it? You went from claiming this type of segregation has been going on for decades, to "times are a changing"...

Wow i knew you were going to start the cross examination quickly but you are really fast today. Let me explain it slowly, so that you can not draw any improper caffeine induced conclusions.

You know how schools have clubs(all types, yes race and culture) well when you join a university club they have activities. Many of the activities are specific to areas of interest ;it could be anything from fighting for rights like BLM, or identity culture(race). These school sanctioned clubs and activities have been allowed since the 60's. Recsll student protests for wars and rights. Now you have a specific one at Columbia with specific interests represented. No more no less. If you want specific details then make the call! Op presented it in a slanted way, and i questioned it.

wake_me
10-04-2016, 10:18 AM
My response is call Columbia to be certain but schools have been doing these type of culture, gender id, ethnic, clubs for years. As to who can attend is up to the School/club. WTF would we want to attend the Indian student retreat?

I think what rubs people the wrong way is that it is one thing if it is specific like your example of "Indian student retreat" or "African American", "Asian" etc. It is perceptually something else if it is 'Anyone but whites'.

As well as the double standard in backlash that would arise if such an event was held that excluded anyone who wasn't white.

I can't say I really care either way. It isn't worth me worrying about.

x-trainer ben
10-04-2016, 10:18 AM
I would personally have zero interest, but there are a lot of white people in college who agree and want to support these types of clubs. srs

It is not right to exclude these people based on skin color. Kinda goes against the whole diversity and inclusiveness message.

You are right, maybe they will change things. I am well past the age of that type of thing.

x-trainer ben
10-04-2016, 10:20 AM
Im 28.



And you're retarded.

Outstanding debate, explanation, retort!

ImpressiveGainz
10-04-2016, 10:23 AM
Surprised students at Columbia haven't petitioned for a university name change due to Christopher Columbus being a rapist and murder.

x-trainer ben
10-04-2016, 10:24 AM
I think what rubs people the wrong way is that it is one thing if it is specific like your example of "Indian student retreat" or "African American", "Asian" etc. It is perceptually something else if it is 'Anyone but whites'.

As well as the double standard in backlash that would arise if such an event was held that excluded anyone who wasn't white.

I can't say I really care either way. It isn't worth me worrying about.

That is fair and it makes sense, it is just that minorities, by definition, have been doing these types of clubs forever. They discuss common cultural things like food, traditions, assimilating, family, all of the things that make them who they are. So using my ex from earlier, what is is like to be Indian at the U and in America. But, I hear ya.

SaltyDog920
10-04-2016, 12:29 PM
It's 2016. These are the deep philosophical questions of our time.

We're living in Idiocracy.

Xgamer791
10-04-2016, 12:40 PM
I would go but im to busy being a bigot racist.

CalmWind
10-04-2016, 12:46 PM
I wonder what would happen if I said that I identify as a student of color. A female student of color, actually. Might as well.

Trans racialism

it's coming.

If I can choose my gender, who the hell is going to tell me I don't FEEL like a native american eskimo?

ZenBowman
10-04-2016, 12:47 PM
No race threads.