A video posted to social media shows a racist black student demanding that white people leave the newly opened Multicultural Student Center at University of Virginia.
The entitled student stood up and announced to her peers that white students using the space made her and other people of color uncomfortable.
Student at University of Virginia to other students in the Multicultural Center:
“Public service announcement! Frankly, there is just too many white people in here… It does make some of us PoCs uncomfortable.”
This is literally racist. pic.twitter.com/AoARgqwYqb
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) February 12, 2020
“Public service announcement,” the woman said. “If y’all didn’t know, this is the MSC, and, frankly, there’s just too many white people in here, and this is a space for people of color, so, just be really cognizant of the space that you’re taking up because it does make some of us POCs uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here.”
“There’s a 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 continued.
The rude, and undeniably racist, announcement was met with applause from others in the room.
The website for the Multicultural Center, which just opened on February 6, says that it is meant to “promote inclusion and engagement for historically underrepresented students. We enhance the undergraduate experience through co-curricular programs and culturally relevant services that are meant to empower students in their identity, build community, and help a diverse group of students find their individual and collective voices.”
Apparently “diversity” means targeting and excluding white students, to some, despite the website stating that “these Centers are open to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, ability, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.”