ASU Students Confronted for Studying While White in a 'Multicultural Space’

Viral video racks up over 4.9 million views on Twitter alone.

A video posted on social media on Friday showed two students appearing to be on Arizona State University’s campus confronted by another student while studying.

The other student told the two students “this is our space” and said one of the student's laptop stickers, which said “Police Lives Matter,” was “offensive.”

"We've got a Police Lives Matter sticker and we're getting kicked out. Can’t do school" – the student wearing the anti-Biden shirt says as he holds up his phone, appearing to also record the confrontation.

“You’re making the space uncomfortable,” the student behind the camera told the two boys. “You’re white. Do you understand what a multicultural space is? You’re not being centered,” and that they are demonstrating “peak white cis male bullshit.”

“Well anyway this is the violence that ASU does,” the other student filming said. “This is the type of people that they protect. This white man thinks he can take up our space. This is why we need a multicultural space because they think they can get away with this shit.”

Another ASU student joined the conversation and told the boys that they should leave if they “have any consideration for people of color.”

One of the students who was studying and wearing a “didn’t vote for Biden” shirt said, “this is insane.”

Another ASU student joined the conversation and told the boys that they should leave if they “have any consideration for people of color.”

Arizona State University (ASU) told WeekenderNJ that it was aware of the video.

"The Dean of Students Office is aware of the disagreement between a handful of students that was captured in a video circulated on social media. The Dean of Students Office will be discussing it with all involved. ASU is a community of more than 100,000 people from all 50 states and more than 150 countries. Differences of opinion are part of the university experience. The university expects respectful dialogue between students in all engagements," an ASU spokesperson said.

When WNJ followed back for clarification on the ‘disagreement’ part as well as to inquire if any steps will be taken regarding the Multicultural Solidarity Co, the only reply was that the Dean of students “will address this with the students involved.”

The Multicultural Solidarity Co on IG:

The student with the police sticker eventually responded before the video came to an end: "I'm working 60 hours a week and going to school because my parents don't just give me money."

The social media account "Libs of Tik Tok" that initially posted the video posted another tweet on Friday about a GoFundMe page created to aid the ASU student who said he had to work 60 hours a week. The fundraiser had raised almost $3,000 from nearly 150 individual donors before it was shut down by GoFundMe.

In an email sent to WeekenderNJ Saturday, GoFundMe said that the fundraiser violated their “terms and privacy” and that all funds raised will be returned to the original donors.

WNJ reached back for clarification on what exactly the GoFundMe was in violation of but has not received a response by the time of publishing the article.

The video has since been racking up views, shares with critics who say it is an example of "racism & harassment" against the two white ASU male students.

Ironically, the meaning of multiculturalism is: “the characteristics of a society, city etc. which has many different ethnic or national cultures mingling freely; political or social policies which support or encourage such coexistence.

Editor's note: (Main Photo/s via viral social media video.)

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