An Asian female student at a California college campus was shot down by members of a safe space group for saying “Black people can be racist.”
Students at Claremont McKenna College in California had organized a safe space rally to advocate for marginalized identities on campus. The video was uploaded to Youtube yesterday and has since received over 650,000 views.
In the video, the Asian woman steps into the center of the circle to share her story of how she was discriminated against for not speaking perfect English when she first came to America at the age of 15. The student recalls someone telling her:
“If you don’t speak English go home. If you don’t speak good English go home.”
She continues her story about how she and a few other Asian girlfriends were crossing the street when an African American man in a car shouted at them and told them to go back to where they came from. She goes on:
“Then a car with a white lady parked right by us and asked, ‘Are you okay. Are you hurt in anyway?’”
“This white lady kindly asked, ‘Can I call the police? Can I do anything for you?’”
The student said she was not hurt, but shocked. She says at the 1:31 mark:
“The point I’m making here is we should not distinguish people by their race or their gender or anything. Black people can be racist.”
Immediately after her statement, an African American female student steps towards the Asian woman to stop her. The rest of the crowd murmur and shake their heads before the woman is pulled out of the middle and another student with a megaphone takes over.
The matter has been a controversial topic on college campuses. The dean of student life at Claremont McKenna resigned on Thursday following racial controversy, according to the Forum.