‘No Whites Allowed’
Scripps College in Claremont, California has approved a swimming party that only “people who identify as “POC” will be allowed to attend.
The event’s Facebook post notes that the party will be hosted by a student group called Café Con Leche, a group that claims to be the “the badass Latinx at Scripps.”
The group is saying that the event is a move to help “build community” among the school’s minorities, the College Fix reports.
“Bring your chanclas and the homies over to our nice ass resort pool, LET’S TAKE UP SPACE,” the announcement says adding that the event is “a safe space for…students that identify as POC to come together and build community.”
Reporters for the school newspaper spoke with students who are representatives for the event and report that the three-hour use of Scripps’ Sallie Tiernan House Pool is aimed at the creation of “a safe space for 5C students that identify as POC to come together and build community,” and will be open to only students identifying as POC attending the Claremont Colleges, a consortium which also includes Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Harvey Mudd College.”
The event is set to take place between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM, after the pool’s normal hours of operation.”