(FOX NEWS) A commencement ceremony turned unruly over the weekend when the keynote speaker, María Elena Salinas, one of the most prominent journalists in Spanish-language news in the U.S., underscored the achievement of the Latinos among the graduates and made some remarks in Spanish.

Non-Latino graduates and their guests at California State University, Fullerton’s College of Communications booed the Univision anchor and yelled at her to leave the stage, according to a student who was at the ceremony.

In social media posts following the incident, the Peabody Award-winning journalist said she didn’t notice the uproar and chalked it up to “sad racism on the rise.”

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