Discussion on Latino Graduation – by Marta Tienda

Two PAW readers were critical of the Pan-African, Latino and LGBT graduation ceremonies (September 19, 2012 “Special graduation ceremonies). Both questioned whether separate ceremonies defeat the integration goal that a diverse campus is supposed to achieve. Are the special ceremonies justified? Do the special ceremonies reinforce group stereotypes and foster separatism? By allowing special ceremonies, is Princeton University pandering to political correctness?  How you answer these criticisms?

The letters can be viewed here: http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2012/09/19/sections/letters/9577/index.xml?
and
http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2012/09/19/sections/letters/6478/index.xml?

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