This is just one of recent incidents of police being called in situations where the person’ failed to be white’…..
Looking for a little serenity in the middle of the workday, a black student at Smith College retreated to a campus common room for her lunch break — only to be approached by a campus police officer. Later, she would learn that another college employee had called the cops on her, with the justification that she “seemed out of place.”
MassLive reports the student, Oumou Kanoute, has been working this summer as an assistant and residential adviser at the small private women’s college. She detailed her experience on Tuesday and Wednesday in two Facebook posts; according to her account, the episode started when a white employee reported her to the police as a “suspicious black male.” A video clip she posted shows the officer telling her that someone had called, “wondering why you were here.” In a second clip, the officer apologizes to her.
“It’s okay, it’s just, like, stuff like this happens way too often,” Kanoute responds…..