Tonight, we received a tip regarding a conversation on the official Columbia College Class of 2018 Facebook page. A student posted in the group asking if classmates knew of any Contemporary Civilization sessions taught by “a professor of color.” The post has since inspired a conversation concerning people of color’s (POCs) rights to attend classes taught by professors who are similarly POCs, and the role white students should play in respecting those rights. The conversation appears to be ongoing as of Sunday night.

The screenshots below represent a sampling of the conversation selected on the basis of apparent attention as represented by Facebook likes and responses. The class Facebook page is a private group open mainly to sophomore CC students, restricting us from being able to share a link to the full conversation on the post. Our selection of comments does not reflect the conversation in its entirety and in no way should be interpreted as Bwog’s own editorial viewpoint.