An Asian student at Claremont McKenna College in California had an opportunity to speak during a recent rally about “safe space” for “marginalized identities”. As the woman spoke on the bullhorn, she retold an incident about how she and her friends were harassed by a group of black men and told to go back to their country, and she shouted, “black people can be racist too”.
Others at the rally stood in awe as she spoke, and one black woman tried to grab the mic from her. The student went on to explain that she’s not that articulate and maybe she misspoke, but she wanted to prove that people shouldn’t be judged.
But not everyone seemed to be happy that she spoke, and quickly ushered her to the sidelines.
Many people online seem to think that she shouldn’t have been embarrassed by her fellow students and criticized for what she said. But others feel that her comment was divisive and not the point of the rally.
Take a look at the video below and tell us what you think!