The full quote is heard in the video above.
What student “Auntie Ezine” said—that’s her Twitter handle; her real name is unknown so far—was this:
“If y’all didn’t know this is the [Multicultural Student Center], 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 [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 y’all to be at, and there’s very few spaces for us. So keep that in mind. Thank-you.”
You can hear the scattered cheering on the video.
1. I substantially blame the miserable failure of Barack Obama to fulfill his promise to build trust and reconciliation among the races. This is part of his legacy, the worst part. The rest of the blame rests with colleges like UVA, which have tolerated and enabled the rise of reverse-racism and self segregation.
2. What should the school do to “Aunty Ezine”? It has to be exactly what it would do to a white male student who made a similar “public service announcement” saying that ‘There’s just too many black people in here, and this is a space for whites. So just be really cognizant of the space that you’re taking up. Because it does make some of us whites uncomfortable when we see too many black people in here.’
I don’t want to hear rationalizations that this statement would be “different.” If it is, it shouldn’t be. The student should be disciplined, and hard.
3. The woman’s statement demands a mass white student sit-in at the Multicultural Student Center. The episode should not be allowed to fade away (while it is largely ignored by the mainstream media) and UVA fatuously says that the new Center is “open to all members of the university.” Oh yeah? Prove it. Currently, she is taking bows, tweeting,
I must have missed the announcement. When did Black History Month become “Insult Whites Month”?
Then she tweeted,
Watch those honkies run!
Your move, UVA. But please, nobody show this to the President, OK? Heaven knows what he would tweet about it…