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“…honor my identity and my struggle at Harvard.” I wish my generation wasn’t so self entitled and spoiled that we feel what we have to go through in 2017 is equal to a true struggle. Richard Theodore Greener had a true struggle paving the way for other blacks to attend Harvard. You on the other hand have it quite easy. I really don’t understand this kind of collectivist rhetoric which intends to amalgamate all black Harvard struggles into one neat bundle devoid of the nuances of individual struggles. Not every blacks experience is the same at Harvard so what are these shared struggles? I’m guessing that by nobody mentioning them they are either A) trivial under scrutiny or B) they are incapable of articulating this “struggle.” I have no issues with groups wanting to have a special graduation ceremony but please don’t try to hide this under celebrating your particular minority group. Just own up to the fact that you are in favor of identity politics but only when it suits you. Moreover these ceremonies based on identity only server to perpetuate the growing divides between students. If these students came from low socioeconomic backgrounds and went to a school not nearly as left leaning as Harvard then I would have more empathy. This just comes across as pretentious college kids going off the deep end again.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/05/08/black-grad-students-harvard-hold-own-commencement-ceremony/6tGHbUjyz8vLvDNVZwzidL/story.html#comments

I don’t understand peoples need to manufacture the world around them. They believe that they can control nature. They believe they can control their gender. They believe they can control peoples’ judgement and perceptions of them. They now believe they can control societal change. And here’s the real coup de grâce- they believe that they ought to be able to control your thoughts and expression. What is with these young people thinking they can somehow revolutionize the world into some warped nightmare with the word “justice” attached? Why are people so quick to play the race card and defend causes despite factual evidence? Why must black people insist that its other people thats the problem without looking within? Why are all these white people self-flagellating as if by doing so they are somehow better? I don’t get these young people and the sad part is I’m stuck with them for the next 50+ years. Total lack of accountability, responsibility, perception, wisdom, and fortitude.