In another banner moment for the University of Missouri, student race activists hijacked a vigil for the victims of the Orlando terror attack this week.
The College Fix reported:
WATCH: Mizzou race activist hijacks Orlando vigil as gay community rebukes her
A vigil Monday planned by several University of Missouri student organizations was supposed to honor victims of Sunday morning’s deadly shooting rampage in a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.
It turned into a blame session against Mizzou’s LGBTQ community for not being intersectional enough.
Latino activists, including a Mizzou official, scolded the mostly white gathering for ignoring racial issues. That led one attendee to fume on Facebook that the organizers had invented a “race issue” out of a “homophobic attack” by gunman Omar Mateen.
The attack on the Pulse nightclub took place on Latin night, with most victims Latinos in their 20s and 30s.
At the event outside the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia, Mizzou graduate and activist Tiffany Melecio chastised the crowd for putting the interests of the LGBTQ community above those of “people of color.”
“I wish this many people came out to our racial demonstrations and our Black Lives Matter movement,” Melecio told the crowd, which The Columbia Missourian estimated at more than 800.
“Those are things you don’t consider when you are white or when you are an American,” said Melecio, a former staffer for the Missourian. She recalled fumbling over Spanish, her non-native language, when she came out as bisexual to her Spanish-speaking mother from Guatemala. Her family is Guatemalan and Puerto Rican.
“I’m tired of the black and white dichotomy we hear when we talk about race,” Melecio said. “We never take the time to talk about the shades [of skin] in between – like mine.”
Watch the video below:
What a damn disgrace. The University of Missouri should be ashamed.
Matt Vespa of Townhall knows what I’m talking about:
Disgusting: Mizzou Race Activist Scolds White People At Orlando Shooting Vigil
What is with this school? The University of Missouri seems to be a breeding ground for unhinged progressives, who appear to have turned a vigil remembering the victims of the Orlando attack into some weird lecture about race. The College Fix had the details concerning what Mizzou graduate and activist Tiffany Melecio said before addressing the diverse crowd, namely how she was nervous getting up on stage because of all the white people in attendance.
“I was really nervous to get up here because there’s a lot of white people in the crowd, and that wasn’t a joke,” she said…
These people cannot help themselves. That arc of history must always be detailed, and they must always show that they’re supposedly on the right side of it.
It’d be a real shame if Mizzou’s current enrollment problem led to the school’s closure.
Do you think we can get Jane Sanders to sign on as school president?
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