A video shows a woman announcing that she felt “uncomfortable” by the presence of white students at a new Multicultural Student Center on the campus of the University of Virginia.
The clip of the incident was shared Wednesday on social media by the Young America’s Foundation, a conservative youth group.
“Public service announcement,” the woman, who appears to be black, said as she paced in the center. “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.”
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
“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 added. The comments were met with applause by people not visible in the video.
YAF confirmed to the Washington Examiner that the group obtained the clip from the Twitter account @WofaFlafa_Flame, which lists UVA in the bio field. YAF also said the original video source was deleted on Wednesday.
The video has hundreds of thousands of views and grabbed the attention of Rep. Chip Roy, a Republican from Texas.
“Hey, @UVa, this is what a ‘multicultural center’ causes. More race-based thinking and segregating. One of many reasons I have not contributed to UVa in 20 years (which of course means not on the most-favored list),” he said in a tweet on Wednesday.
Hey, @UVa, this is what a “multicultural center” causes. More race-based thinking and segregating. One of many reasons I have not contributed to UVa in 20 years (which of course means not on the most-favored list). @LarrySabato @presjimryan https://t.co/5Wv4nYrY4h
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) February 12, 2020
The Washington Examiner has been unable to verify the identity of the woman seen in the video or if she has any affiliation with the university.
University of Virginia spokesman Brian Coy confirmed he had seen the video before forwarding a statement that outlined the goals of the Multicultural Student Center.
“I believe deeply that we need to build a community that is not just diverse, but also inclusive,” read part of the statement provided by Coy.
The Multicultural Student Center at UVA opened this week is intended as a “student-centered, collaborative space that supports underrepresented and marginalized communities, while cultivating the holistic empowerment of all students.”