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US Varsity sorry for separate online sites

One event advertised as a 'non-POC Cafe' for non-people of colour and the other, dubbed 'BIOPIC Cafe' was for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour
University of Michigan-Dearborn
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AP   |   Dearborn, Michigan   |   Published 11.09.20, 04:03 AM

University of Michigan-Dearborn issued an apology Wednesday for creating segregated online student “cafes”, one for white people and another for people of colour. 

A statement by the university near Detroit came after two virtual “cafe” events were held Tuesday, with one advertised as a “non-POC Cafe” for non-people of colour to “gather and discuss their experience as students on campus and as non-POC in the world”.

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The other, dubbed “BIOPIC Cafe” was for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, and described as a space for “marginalised racial/ethnic/cultural communities to gather and to relate with one another to discuss their experience as students on campus” and in the world. UM-Dearborn apologised for referring to the online gatherings as “cafes”. 



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