An Asian student at private California college was silenced Wednesday by students in a “safe space” after voicing her belief that individuals shouldn’t be judged by race, but instead by the content of their character.
The scene unfolded at Claremont McKenna College when the unidentified female student stepped into the circle to express her opinion.
The woman told a story about how she was discriminated upon when she first came to the U.S. for her trouble speaking English. She recalled a moment a black man once told her to “go back to your home.” She said a “white lady” then checked on her to make sure she was OK.
“The point I’m making here is we should not distinguish people by their race or gender or anything. Black people can be racist!” the student said.
[sharequote align=”center”]“[W]e should not distinguish people by their race or gender or anything.”[/sharequote]
Almost immediately, a black female student confronts her and seemingly tries to stop her from talking as audible groans and murmurs are heard in the background.
“I just mean that we have to look at people individually,” the Asian student continues as the students turn against her.
Eventually another student takes the megaphone from the Asian student who leaves the “safe space” appearing a bit distraught.
The incident comes as racial tensions escalate on college campuses across the U.S. On Thursday, Claremont McKenna’s dean of student life resigned amid racial controversy.
On Wednesday night, student protesters at the University of Missouri segregated white supporters so they could form a “black only” space.
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