(Washington Times) One of Georgia's most famous universities is standing by its decision to start hosting events where invitations are only extended to minorities.
Campus Reform, a education watchdog funded by the nonprofit organization Leadership Institute, recently learned that Emory University's campus life department hosted a social for "students, alumni, faculty and Emory Campus Life staff of color."
A reporter for the group contacted DeLa Sweeney, the Atlanta school's interim director for Multicultural Programs and was told that segregated events were "beneficial."
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"Hosting programs for specific communities and affinity groups — in this case community members of color — is a practice that has been shown to be beneficial for employees and institutions in many fields including higher education," Mr. Sweeney told Campus Reform Thursday via email.