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Old 14th February 2020, 11:03 AM   #1
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"There are too many white people in here"

'There are too many white people in here': Black woman shouts 'this is a space for people of color' at students in multicultural center - before University of Virginia says the facility is open to everyone

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A black student telling white students that 'there are too many white people' in the University of Virginia's multicultural center has sparked a fierce row on social media.

The University of Virginia (UVA) put out a statement asserting that the space was for all students after conservative pundits shared the video of the woman asking her peers to be considerate of the space.

Many predominantly white colleges and universities across the United States have spaces designated as safe spaces for minority students. While these spaces are open to all, they do offer some a unique space to exist in.

In the footage, the woman grabs everyone's attention and then states: 'If you all didn't know, this is an MSC (multicultural student center) and frankly there are 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 feel uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here.'...
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ple-color.html
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Old 14th February 2020, 11:08 AM   #2
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Well to be fair there probably were too many.
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Old 14th February 2020, 11:11 AM   #3
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Sometimes I wonder if the American university system isn't doing too good a job of preparing minorities to completely fall apart when they encounter the real world.
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Don't Lett multiculturalism become a Hmongous problem!
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Let’s all make broad generalizations based on an article in the Daily Mail! After all, that's what the 'S' in ISF stands for.
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Honestly, does one person being an arse warrant an international news story?
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Old 14th February 2020, 11:22 AM   #7
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Well to be fair there probably were too many.
There should be an alarm that goes off when whiteness capacity is exceeded.
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Old 14th February 2020, 11:24 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Honestly, does one person being an arse warrant an international news story?
She's a hero, not an arse.
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Old 14th February 2020, 11:25 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Honestly, does one person being an arse warrant an international news story?
The person is a racist caught on camera and that always makes the news.
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Honestly, does one person being an arse warrant an international news story?
This. A college student says some really dumb crap. How shocking.
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Honestly, does one person being an arse warrant an international news story?
Of course it is. Its the Daily Fail.
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Honestly, does one person being an arse warrant an international news story?
Click bait. What they publish matters not a whit.
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Don't Lett multiculturalism become a Hmongous problem!
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...-hmong/485291/
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"There are too many white people in here"
I often feel the same way, but since I'm one of them, I have an easy solution to the problem.
And it's the attitude more than the color that I object to.
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I've learnt something from this thread.

I had no idea Americans spelt cognisant with a "z".

Odd bunch. But meet a few cool ones.
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Click bait. What they publish matters not a whit.
Same story now being covered by the BBC...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51506733
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
Same story now being covered by the BBC...



https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51506733


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Haha! I thought the thread was about this forum.

Although, I guess it would have said men, not people.
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So...are we going with #LivingWhileBlack, #BeingNumberousWhileWhite, or #ClickingWhileBaited?
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The racist element is failing to recognise that white people may be members of minority cultures. Perhaps all the white people were romany, jews , muslims, deaf etc.
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The racist element is failing to recognise that white people may be members of minority cultures. Perhaps all the white people were romany, jews , muslims, deaf etc.
Did any in the center have red hair?
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The racist element is failing to recognise that white people may be members of minority cultures. Perhaps all the white people were romany, jews , muslims, deaf etc.
The problem is that this is not a 'minority group' center. It is a multicultural center.

But does the woman raise a valid point, historically? Put enough white people together and somebody's culture is getting wiped out.
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What culture would that be? 2 for $5 Big Macs at McDonald's?
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Well good for her !

When are there stupid entitled white people going to get the message that they're not welcome at diversity centers, no matter how "woke" they claim to be.
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Haha! I thought the thread was about this forum.

Although, I guess it would have said men, not people.
That was the impression I got from the thread title too. As far as I can tell, the downslide to this becoming a white sausage fest happened with the "departure" of Rebecca Watson.

Any diversity initiatives in the works. I'd be more than happy to identify as a woman to help with that.
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The racist element is failing to recognise that white people may be members of minority cultures. Perhaps all the white people were romany, jews , muslims, deaf etc.
Maybe there were too many Jews in the room, trying to run things like they always do.
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The problem is that this is not a 'minority group' center. It is a multicultural center.

But does the woman raise a valid point, historically? Put enough white people together and somebody's culture is getting wiped out.
Just have the FOI guard the door. Somebody's culture will be just fine.
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I wonder -- would "There are too many fat people in here!" have been an acceptable response? Never mind the fact that it would be true almost anywhere you go in America.
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As far as I can tell, the downslide to this becoming a white sausage fest happened with the "departure" of Rebecca Watson.
How can you even tell who is what? Aside from a few weirdos, all the avatars are ambiguous as to race and gender.
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Honestly, does one person being an arse warrant an international news story?
Given that the Fail's readership is basically limited to the Dumb, the Desperate and the Deplorable, the incident was chosen to appeal to their racist, Little Englander mentality.
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How can you even tell who is what? Aside from a few weirdos, all the avatars are ambiguous as to race and gender.
I've been here a long time and I read way more than I post. People say things.
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Given that the Fail's readership is basically limited to the Dumb, the Desperate and the Deplorable, the incident was chosen to appeal to their racist, Little Englander mentality.
Given that the story made the BBC then. logically, the same descriptors should be applied to their readership as well.
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Given that the story made the BBC then. logically, the same descriptors should be applied to their readership as well.
I'd be saying that about the staff rather than the readers.

There appears to be an element of "We must be cool" at the Beeb nowadays that I don't recall from the past, which means they feel the need to cover clickbait subjects some of the time.

I'm sure even some of the Beeb's smarter listeners & readers use Farcebook.

The BBC is still one of the most trusted and accurate new sites available, but they can't be right all the time.
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I would have picked the writers as a target as well and looked for any tabloid style misreprentations about the story and gone after those. but it doesn't appear to be the skeptical way anymore. now it's more about the source rather than the content.

I think the BBC is trying to attract a younger demographic and the video in the OP is pretty much porn to the young and woke. We have a black woman, a woman of size laying on some verbal smackdown tho whitey. Highly satisfying if like most young people, you just watch the video portion and ignore the written part.

I think the BBC is alright, one source I use among many. They "miss" things like int heir article about Prince Charles arriving at Davos in an electric Jaguar yet failed to mention that he's flown to Switzerland in a private plane. Every other news outlet had that information yet somehow the BBC "missed" it.
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That was the impression I got from the thread title too. As far as I can tell, the downslide to this becoming a white sausage fest happened with the "departure" of Rebecca Watson.

Any diversity initiatives in the works. I'd be more than happy to identify as a woman to help with that.
The departure of a white heterosexual woman? What, did she take all the POCs with her?

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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Honestly, does one person being an arse warrant an international news story?
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Click bait. What they publish matters not a whit.
Which sort of begs the question observation: in the long run, all news will trend toward "click bait" rather than "serious news" if that's what the news consumers prefer to click on.

Stories like this exist because stories like this are what many people actually want to read about. The Daily Mail would not exist if there wasn't a large audience for the rubbish they publish.
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Stories like this exist because stories like this are what many people actually want to read about.
Stories like this exist because a significant segment of our culture believes that (voluntary) racial segregation is sometimes a good idea, especially for young people.

That strikes me as newsworthy, but to each his or her own.
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'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 feel uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here.'...
She misspelled POS.

I actually thought that "safe spaces" was just a talking point / metaphor. They literally have "safe spaces" for "people of color" to congregate? That sounds insane.
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