A Virginia student has caused an online stir with a video showing her apparently trying to kick white people out of a “Multicultural Student Center” by shaming them for being there.
BBC reports a viral video showing a black student at the University of Virginia asking white students to leave the campus diversity centre has sparked a debate over race.
“Frankly, there’s just too many white people in here,” the student says in the clip posted on Wednesday.
The incident has divided students and commentators on Twitter.
Some argue that minorities at the predominantly white school should have their own space.
Others said the student was exhibiting “racist intolerance”.
The row has touched a nerve at the institution, which was largely built by slaves, in a state that has struggled to reckon with a legacy of racism.
In response, the UVA administration has said that the centre is “open to all members of the university community”.
The video was posted by conservative group Young America’s Foundation. In the clip, a black student is seen calling for attention before making an announcement.
“This is a space for people of colour, so just be really cognisant of the space you’re taking up because it does make some of us [people of colour] uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here,” she says.
“Frankly, there’s the whole university for a lot of y’all to be at, and there’s very few spaces for us so keep that in mind,” she says.
Leftists at the University of Virginia are dictating who is and who isn’t allowed in the new Multicultural Student Center.
“Frankly there is just too many white people in here, and this is a space for people of color.”
This kind of racist intolerance is NOT multicultural. pic.twitter.com/XkefKqfqLA
— YAF (@yaf) February 12, 2020
Per DailyCaller, YAF spokesman Spencer Brown sat down with the Daily Caller to explain a viral video showing a black female student loudly declaring there were “too many white people” in the building where she was studying.
Brown spoke with the Daily Caller’s Anders Hagstrom to discuss the University of Virginia’s reaction to the incident. Unlike many campus controversy incidents, the filming was not contentious, as the video originated on Twitter after the student’s friend–who was filming the speech–posted it. The internet did not react kindly to the video, however.
According to Brown, intolerance from the left has grown in frequency and intensity on college campuses in recent years, and he sees no end in sight