Freshmen from George Mason University in Virginia are offered another orientation created especially for black students, which sparked the wrath of critics.
The event, called "Black Freshmen Orientation", was held on August 25 and was advertised as an opportunity for students to learn more about the & # 39; black community in Mason & # 39 ;.
It is now held every year and is organized by the Black Student Alliance, which says it is for "freshmen who identify themselves as black or who support blacks." Students who attend must also go to the regular college orientation as well.
The event, called "Black Freshmen Orientation", was held on August 25 and was advertised as an opportunity for students to learn more about the & # 39; black community in Mason & # 39 ;. In the photo, an announcement of the day on a welcome website
The news provoked anger on Twitter, where Professor Gad Saad wrote: "So, segregation based on race is now a good thing, right? Asking for a friend.
"If you're looking for a totally black experience, I can recommend some 101 places where you can get it. Stop this nonsense," wrote Autumn Arnett.
And Andrew Follett wrote: "My alma mater of graduate has reinvented & separated; but equal. & # 39;
Many universities across the country now host welcome events for black students, according to The College Fix.
The Mason event will offer ways to get involved not only with black organizations but also with the bricklayer in general, "according to the Welcome 2 Mason website.
"This event allows students to get a perspective on what the Black Community is like in Mason," he continues.
Another site website, GMU Campus Labs, described it as a networking opportunity.
"The Black Freshman Orientation is a Black Student Alliance event that takes place annually at the beginning of the school year," he said.
"This year, the Black Student Alliance will collaborate with other campus organizations to make the experience even more valuable and enriching for all who attend."
The news provoked anger on Twitter, where Professor Gad Saad wrote: "So, segregation based on race is now a good thing, right?
Michael Sandler, director of strategic communications at George Mason University, said: "The university also has more than 300 student organizations that sponsor a variety of events throughout the year.
"Many student organizations celebrate welcome activities as we approach the beginning of the fall semester.
Mason & # 39; s Black Student Alliance, one of our student organizations, sponsored a welcome event during the first week of the fall semester, which was open to all. & # 39;
The event at George Mason University (pictured) will offer ways to get involved not only with the black organizations but also with the mason in general & # 39; according to the organizers.