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    americano99Jun 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I think we should start having a “Caucasian” graduation celebration and see what happens.

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    americano99Jun 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Where exactly is your research, Mr. Ayora? A “Chicano” commencement is blatant racism. Just change “Chicano” to “Caucasian”. This has been going on for far too long. True diversity is a mixture of cultures, not 99.9% Hispanic or ANY other culture for that matter. BTW, how many “Chicano” graduates are majoring in Spanish?

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    Daniel AyoraJun 5, 2014 at 4:47 am

    There is a reason why this is an editorial piece rather than actual newspaper material. It is poorly thought out and has no research involved in it. the basic premise of the op is that reverse discrimination and segregation is taking place in said ceremonies. I mean if you are going to bash the ceremonies, perhaps you should do a little bit of research first. you should first note that nowhere on the application form for Chicano Commencement is a statement like, people of Caucasian descent are not allowed, or that of any other race. That being said, the ugly word of segregation is thrown around along with a picture showing a Jim Crowesque style graduation in a very poor attempt at humor, and comics, and art in general. That is very irresponsible and stuff like that actually encourages hate, rather than promote unity.
    Also, I find it very funny that this country “promotes unity” by trying to vanquish individuality. Whether you like it or not a Chicano is a Chicano, and no amount of melting pot oriented speech is ever going to change that, because the United States of America is a Salad Bowl, with different components and different flavors coming together to form a form a more epic country, than the unified goop that a melting pot portrays. I find it very funny that said groups in America usually want individuality to be celebrated, until another group is celebrating their individuality, then, and only then, is it deemed wrong, or segregated or even racist.
    Additionally it is way harder for minorities to get into and graduate from university, a claim that is backed by much research, unlike this article. It does need to be celebrated so that up and coming students can see what others have accomplished and say I can do that to, which is why seating at these events are unlimited, and usually local high school students are invited. If you are planning on being a journalist, step up your game or apply at Fox News.

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