As Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters disrupted a Milo Yiannopoulos event at DePaul University in Chicago Tuesday, a brave student got up on stage and shut the BLM students down with an important message.
Kati Danforth, a junior at DePaul, faced the BLM students upfront and pointed out their own hypocrisy.
“All right, you guys really need to check yourselves,” Danforth said. “You’re in a place and you’re not respecting it.”
As captured on video footage, one of the protesters walked up to her and shouted something in her face, to which she responded, “I’m a white supremacist now? Because I believe in hard work and deciding that I need to make a life for myself makes me a racist, a bigot and a white supremacist?”
Danforth continued with the following advice to the protester:
“You’re being lazy and disrespectful. And I’m pretty sure your parents didn’t raise you to be disrespectful!”
But her advice and continued explaining was met with ignorant dismissals from the BLM protesters, who continued to shout slurs and wave their limbs in her face.
“It’s an opinion guys! It’s an opinion! It’s not going to kill you! If you believe in who you are and you know who you are, it will not bother you!” Danforth shouted, adding to black protesters who criticized her race, “I know who I am! I am Kati Danforth. I am a math major and junior at DePaul University and I am working my ass off to become something!”
The audience burst into applause.
Yiannopoulos chose to cut the event short because the protesters wouldn’t leave. He led a group of students to DePaul’s administrative office to complain about security instead.
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