Posted on July 28, 2022

University of California-San Diego Appears to Offer Segregated Back-To-School Orientation

Chrissy Clark, Daily Caller, July 27, 2022

The University of California-San Diego (UCSD) appears to offer back-to-school orientation programs based on race, according to the school’s “Triton Weeks of Welcome” website.

UCSD plans to host a “Black, Latinx, and Native American Family Orientation,” from Sept. 9-11, according to the “signature events” flier for the school’s Triton Weeks of Welcome. The school also offers a “Black Surf Week” from Sept. 12-17.

Both programs appear to be designed for black students, though neither indicates that they are exclusively for black students. The “Black Surf Week” is “open to all UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students” {snip} However, students are encouraged to be interested in “exploring and discussing Black and African Diasporic relationships to land and water, and in building community.”

The website claims that “Black Surf Week” is attended by “predominantly Black diasporic folks of African-American, Kenyan, Ethiopian, Caribbean, Latin American, and mixed-race heritage.” {snip}

The group appears to be focused on “interrupting structural racism” as much as it does surfing {snip}