University of Missouri graduate and activist Tiffany Melecio stood in front of a microphone outside the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia, Missouri, and addressed the crowd gathered Monday evening.
It was vigil honoring the victims of the deadly Orlando terror attack at a gay nightclub the day before. But Melecio — who’s Hispanic and bisexual, the College Fix said — talked about something else.
“I was really nervous to get up here because there’s a lot of white people in the crowd,” she said to her audience. When a chuckle was heard, she added, “That wasn’t a joke.”
“I wish this many people came out to our racial demonstrations and our Black Lives Matter movement,” Melecio said before deciding to take a moment to “list out some facts that many of you probably don’t know.”
She then shrugged her shoulders and added, “Because you’re white.”
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