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College student asks for roommate who is not white

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Claremont, California (KWWL) -

A college student's Facebook post creates quite a stir when she asks for a roommate... one who is not white.

Pitzer College is a small liberal arts college near Los Angeles. Kare Urena is a student there who, along with another roommate, asked that only people of color apply to live with them.

They explained that with all of the racial tension in the country right now, they didn't want those issues to distract from their studies.

"I do not hate white people. That's not what I screamed in that post. What I screamed in that post was I am eagerly desperate to create a safe space on this campus in order for me to return and be successful here," said Kare Urena.

Pitzer's president calls the post "inconsistent with our mission and values." He says the college wants to engage "complex intercultural issues, not to isolate individuals."

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