Prof. says he won’t be labeled as something ‘violent,’ so don’t call him white

During the Q&A of a book talk at the University of Virginia, when explaining why he won’t be called white, an American University professor said he won’t be labeled something “violent.”

Professor Salvador Vidal-Ortiz was describing a situation in which an African American student called him white, and said “I may be light-skinned and we can have a conversation about that…but I will not be labeled as something that I know is violent, um, while I recognize that for someone who’s African American, that’s their experience.”