Planned pool party at this college open only to people of color; no whites allowed

Planned pool party at this college open only to people of color; no whites allowed

[Ed. – Is it 1950 again already?]

After the Independent reported that event organizers segregated Friday’s pool party at Scripps College, barring white students from attending, the organizers changed their event’s description to allow all students regardless of race at the Claremont Colleges — a consortium consisting of Scripps College, Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont McKenna College, and Pitzer College — to attend the pool party hosted at the college’s Sallie Tiernan Field House.

In a previous version of the Facebook event description, the organizers made it clear that the pool party was open only to students who identified as persons of color (POC):

“This event is only to 5C [Claremont Colleges] students identifying as POC.”

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However, after the Independent’s article about the POC-only event reached a national audience, the organizers changed their events description to be more inclusive, and allow all students, including those who identify as white, to attend the pool party. The current version of Facebook event description states that the pool part “is open to all 5C [Claremont Colleges] students.”

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