Newsflash for the ignorant or deceitful Marc Lamont Hill, professor of--what else-- African American Studies at Columbia University, and is--according to his website--"one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the country." Wow! That's quite a feat considering the competition. But I digress.
If Marc Lamont Hill thinks these ethnic studies classes do not teach--in general--ethnic solidarity, victimhood, anti-Americanism, pro-leftism, etc., then I challenge you the reader, to go to your nearest college and sit-in on a Women's Studies, African American Studies, Chicano Studies, Environment Studies--any class that ends with the word "studies," and see if this separatist teaching method is mainstream or only taught among the "outliers" and "rogue" elements, as Professor Hill says: "I've never seen that to be the case."
I attended college in Minnesota, New York, and California, and on every campus, there were a plethora of self-segregated graduations. Why? Who organized them? If you don't believe me, I challenge you to go to or call your nearest university and ask them--considering that it's graduation time--when and where the Latino or black graduation will be held. While you're on campus, take a walk through the Chicano Studies, African American Studies, or Women's Studies departments and their faculty hallways and observe the "art" on the walls; if you're so lucky, listen to the conversations between the students and their professors. The mural painted by the Chicano Studies students at my California university consisted of a gang of "brown people" carrying an American flag upside down and a Fox News reporter with fangs that had blood dripping from them. The wall painting was three years ago--and it's still there despite calls for its removal.
I could go on with example after example, but I am so sure that the separatist/ethnic solidarity mentality is taught and advertised daily on your American campus, that I want you to see it for yourself. Go to the website or visit your local college and look at the class listings and descriptions under any of the degrees that end in the word "studies". The results of your "field trip" may shock you, but you will quickly learn to exercise more "tolerance" if you want to get an "education" without bringing any trouble into your life.
College degrees that end with the word "studies" are useless unless you want to create leftist hacks. I despise degrees with inherent leftist agendas. I also despise self-segregated graduation ceremonies.