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WATCH: Ivy League students support segregated housing, graduations. But black people off campus have very different view.


'It's obviously terrible to separate people by race'

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Amid instances of separate campus housing and graduations for minority college students, Ami Horowitz took a trip to Columbia University recently to ask students what they think of that kind of segregation.

The consensus seemed pretty clear. All of the students on Horowitz's video — most of whom are white — said black students and other minorities should have separate housing, graduations, and "safe spaces" if so desired.

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Horowitz even slipped in "separate but equal" language — a status ruled unconstitutional by the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case in 1964 — when speaking to the Ivy League students about segregated arrangements. And wouldn't you know they seemed fine with that, too.

Not so fast!

But just a few blocks away from campus, a number of black people Horowitz interviewed disagreed with segregated events and living spaces — and even seemed a bit shocked by the question.

"Why? Are you going back in time?" one woman responded. "Why are you separating? We're all together."

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"I don't understand the logic there," one man also said. "It's obviously terrible to separate people by race."

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"Discrimination might not be the ultimate goal, but people take it that way," another man told Horowitz. "It's all about social skills, and if you can't converse with people who are not the same skin color ... then there's no reason for you to be social at all."

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A KKK leader agreed with the Ivy League students

Horowitz added an interview he conducted with a Ku Klux Klan leader in which he asked if the college students who supported housing and graduations segregated by race are on the right track — and as you might expect, the KKK leader was all for it, too.

"I think it's a good thing," he said, adding that "it's in everybody's nature to be with their own kind. People are tribal. And we want to be amongst our own selves. We're still a segregated nation, regardless, and it's always gonna be that way."

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