Posted on February 13, 2020

U. of Virginia Responds After Video Shows Black Woman Saying ‘Too Many White People’ in Building

Jessica Chasmar, Washington Times, February 13, 2020

The University of Virginia has specified that its new diversity-focused centers are open to everyone after a now-viral video showed a black woman complaining about “too many white people” being in the Multicultural Student Center.


“Public Service Announcement! Excuse me,” the woman says in the video, commanding the room’s attention. “If ya’ll didn’t know, this is the MSC and frankly there are 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 POCs uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here,” she says in the video.


The university responded in a statement Wednesday saying the four new and expanded student centers in Newcomb Hall, which include an expanded LGBTQ center and new Latinx center, are inclusive and open to all students.