A black female student at the University of Virginia attempted to make a student multicultural center a little less multicultural, insisting that too many white people were in the facility.
Seemingly desiring some form of forced segregation, the student -identified by local students and social media sleuths as Ezinne Ogbonna- took it upon herself to stand up, get the attention of everyone in the Multicultural Student Center, and then tell non-minority students that they were too many of them present.
“Public service announcement,” she began, raising her voice. “Excuse me.”
“If ya’ll didn’t know, this is the MSC [Multicultural Student Center],” Ogbonna continued, “And frankly, there’s just too many white people in here. This is a space for people of color. So just be really cognizant of the space you’re taking up, because it does make some of us POCs [people of color] uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here. It’s only been open for four days, and frankly there’s the whole university for a lot of ya’ll to be at, and there’s very few spaces for us. So keep that in mind. Thank you.”
Footage of the incident was obtained and posted Twitter on Tuesday by the Young America’s Foundation, who denounced the woman’s statement as the work of left-leaning factions that have seeped into and corrupted the American institutions of higher learning, causing division amongst the students.
“Leftists at the University of Virginia are dictating who is and who isn’t allowed in the new Multicultural Student Center,” the YAF wrote. “This kind of racist intolerance is NOT multicultural.”
According to their website, the Virginia-based Young America’s Foundation is “a conservative youth organization, founded in 1969, whose stated mission is “ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.”
The tweet posted to the YAF has been viewed over four million times in the past 48 hours.
Netizens and students of all colors, backgrounds and creeds were quick to criticize the woman’s politically-correct stunt.
“Yet again for the 51684716th time, if a white person where to stand up and say this then there would be mass riots in the streets. The hypocrisy is real,” wrote Charles Simpson Sr.
“Did segregation come back and no one told me about it?” asked Julia Song. “Which place is she not allowed in? Where do they get these ideas from?”
Others wasted no time to point out that UVA is located in the state known for a Democratic governor who dressed in “blackface” during his time in college.
“At least [Governor Ralph Northam] can be in there,” Twitter user “Sparkmaker” joked, posting the infamous photo of the governor in black minstrel makeup.
Since the incident became public, the university has been scrambling to put out the fires of division and dissent on campus, heading to social media to make a statement on the matter.
“Earlier this month, the University announced the relocation and expansion of its Multicultural Student Center as part of an effort to offer a variety of spaces that embrace and support the diversity of this institution,” the Twitter-based statement from UVA read.
“These new spaces also included an LGBTQ Center, as well as a new Latinx [the gender inclusive, politically-correct term for Latinos]-focused and Interfaith Centers,” the statement continued. “As UVA President Jim Ryan said at the opening of these centers, ‘I believe deeply that we need to build a community that is not just diverse, but also inclusive.’ In order to foster the diversity of experience and ideas that make UVA a great and good place to study and work, these centers are open to all members of the University community.”
Despite their statement, however, the responses were overwhelmingly negative.
“This is where I’m not welcome?,” responded Kimberly Kirby. “Just checking, wouldn’t want to cause someone stress about the color of my skin.”
“Can you guys come up with at least a list of white codes so that when my daughter comes there next year she knows where she can go and where not to go?” Silas Holler tweeted.
Others effectively stated that what prospects they had of sending their children to the school have since been abandoned.
“Daughter will be crossing this school off her list,” one mother wrote.
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