Cops called on black student eating lunch at Smith College
how much does not fair this shouldn’t happen to anyone at all I move Coulda today is a rising sophomore at Smith college and works here this summer teaching chemistry to high schoolers for Smith stem program she was eating in the dining hall at the Tyler House dorm here Tuesday next thing you know I see the cop walk in with us Smith employee whom I’ve never seen before the man asked me thought we were wondering why you’re here she says police told her an employee had called about a suspicious black man she recorded video with her phone adding her own text on Instagram with a post that’s prompted outrage from supporters it’s a still upsets me to just talk about it cuz I don’t even feel safe on my old campus and I’m away from home I’m the first in my family to go to I’m doing this not only for me but for my family for my ancestors Smits present sent a statement apologizing and assuring the student that she belongs in all Smith space it is painful incident reminds us of the ongoing history of racism in bias in which people of color are targeted while simply going about the business of their daily lives building an inclusive diverse and sustainable Community is urgent and ongoing work what do you want to happen I want the identity of the caller release I want a public apology from that collar and I want them fired from the school administration says privacy laws prevent them from releasing the name So Cal Tate has turned to social media with a plea for help I tried to like Shake It Off I didn’t even want to speak up and speak out because I know I’m not everyone’s going to agree with what you need to say that I’m going to listen to you in Northampton Christina Hager WBZ NewsThe president of Smith College apologized for the “painful incident” after a student posted video of herself being questioned by officers in a school dining hall. Christina Hager of CBS Boston station WBZ reports.
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