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Home Front: Culture Wars
George Mason University hosts separate orientation for black freshmen
2018-09-09
[The College Fix] Incoming freshmen at George Mason University recently had the opportunity to attend another orientation created specifically for black students.
But, but, but.................
The event was called the "Black Freshman Orientation." Hosted by the Black Student Alliance, the additional orientation occurred on August 25 at the university. It has become an annual event there.

Incoming black freshmen at GMU did not have to attend the Black Freshman Orientation, and if they decided to attend, they still were required to go to the university’s regular orientation as well, according to the university.

As for the Black Freshman Orientation, it aimed to help new students feel welcome at the public, Virginia-based university.
Evidently free tuition, meals, and lodging were not "welcoming" enough.
"This event is dedicated for the incoming freshman who identify as black or are supporters of black people. The Black Freshman Orientation will offer ways to be involved at Mason not only with the black organizations but also mason as a whole. This event allows incoming students for an outlook on how the Black Community at Mason is like," a Welcome 2 Mason website about the event states.

On a seperate website, GMU Campus Labs, it described the event as a chance to network.

"The Black Freshman Orientation is a Black Student Alliance event that occurs annually at the beginning of the school year. This year, the Black Student Alliance will be collaborating with other on campus organizations to make the experience even more valuable and enriching for all who attend," it stated.

"This event is exclusively for the freshman class at George Mason University. At this event, the freshman class will be able to get the ins and outs of GMU, learn how to navigate the campus, as well as learn about the different resources and organizations available to them on campus," the website states.

Michael Sandler, director of strategic communications at George Mason University, told The College Fix that while the Black Student Alliance did hold this event, it was open for any student to attend.

"The university also has over 300 student organizations that sponsor a variety of events throughout the year. Many student organizations hold welcome back activities as we get close to the beginning of the fall semester. Mason’s Black Student Alliance, one of our student organizations, did sponsor a welcome event during the first week of the fall semester, which was open to all," Sandler told The Fix.

Black Student Alliance at GMU did not respond to an inquiry from The College Fix for comment.

George Mason University is not the only school to host such an event. Many universities across the nation each year host a variety of welcome back events designed especially for black students.
Posted by:Besoeker

#9  Suggested opening recitation:

Yo, nothin' sets n---z' hearts racin'
Like mixin' with crackas at Mason,
So get off yer asses
And skip all them classes:
Our statues is needin' defacin'!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220   2018-09-09 20:25  

#8  Garrett Morris was not funny!
Posted by: Neville Turkeyneck3487   2018-09-09 16:24  

#7  From Wiki: "Mason was born in 1725, most likely in what is now Fairfax County, Virginia. His father died when he was young, and his mother managed the family estates until he came of age. He married in 1750, built Gunston Hall, and lived the life of a country squire, supervising his lands, family, and slaves. And there it is.

Posted by: Anomalous Sources   2018-09-09 15:07  

#6  If the KKK did this. Oh, wait, these are Democrats too...
Posted by: Frank G   2018-09-09 11:50  

#5  Have all the water fountains and lunch counters been properly labelled?
Posted by: M. Murcek   2018-09-09 10:16  

#4  Ok now take the above text, Replace "Black' with "White". And read it again.
Better yet read it to a liberal and watch their head explode.
Posted by: CrazyFool   2018-09-09 09:35  

#3  "Separate but equal"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2018-09-09 08:27  

#2  From Jackie Robinson to a hand carry in three generations.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2018-09-09 08:20  

#1  "This event is dedicated for the incoming freshman who identify as black or are supporters of black people.

Your applications have been approved. Please sit in the designated area near the front, adjacent the media section.
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-09-09 07:33  

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