UCLA has so many identity-group graduations that a student may attend four or five ceremonies, John Leo writes in City Journal.
A gay student with a Native American father and a Filipino mother could attend the Asian, Filipino, and American Indian ceremonies, plus the mainstream graduation and the Lavender Graduation for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students.
The women’s studies ceremony would make six.
Discriminations is glad that identity politics promotes â€œinclusion.â€
Imagine how fractured the UCLA community would be if it had only one graduation, for everybody.
UCLA is a huge campus. Students feel a need to belong to something smaller and they’re encouraged to find community with people of the same ethnicity. That’s what my daughter found in her two years at UCLA and it’s one of the reasons she transferred out.