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Three Black female students from SUNY University of Albany claim they were racially harassed and physically assaulted by nearly a dozen white male and female students on a local bus early Saturday morning, News 10 ABC reported.

The three students told the police that they were sitting in the back of the CDTA bus when they got into a verbal argument with 10-14 white students sitting in front of them. As the argument got heated, the white students allegedly called the Black women racial slurs and then a physical fight broke out.

According to the young Black women, they defended themselves as the white students began punching and kicking them. One of the women said that even falling on the floor, didn’t stop several white male passengers from repeatedly kicking her. After getting off at their stop on campus, the women immediately went to Albany Medical Center to have their multiple injuries, including a possible concussion, lacerations and scratches, looked at, The Albany Times Union reported.

One of the women, Asha Burwell, a junior from Long Island, took to Twitter to describe what happened:

Burwell even recognized a few of her attackers:

When she called campus police, they were less than concerned:

In response to social media blowing up around this incident and numerous complaints to administration, a university-wide email was circulated on the afternoon of Jan. 30.

The school’s president Robert Jones wrote that his is “deeply concerned, saddened and angry about this incident.” He added, “There is no place in the UAlbany community for violence, no place for racial intolerance and no place for gender violence.”

Not everyone was impressed with Jones’ concern, believing that the lives of Black students really don’t matter at UAlbany.

According to the Associated Press, the police are “looking into the incident as a possible hate crime,” yet no one has been arrested at that this time. The good news: The bus had camera surveillance recorded and the police have asked CDTA officials to send that footage to them, the Albany Times noted.

Even if justice is served, it doesn’t erase the trauma that these three women had to experience.

Students will be holding a rally on Monday, Feb. 1 at 5:30pm to address this incident, the trend of racially motivated harassment on campus and the administration’s lack of response to the issues that students of color face.

[SOURCE: Albany Times Union, Associated Press, News 10 ABC]

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11 thoughts on “Three Black Students In Albany Report Being Attacked By Nearly A Dozen Whites On City Bus

  1. Honestly on said:

    Cave n!@@ers have been acting like savages since their feces smelling ass crawled from their own p!ss and sh!t from the caves of Europe. Cave n!@@ers don’t have a problem with violence until they are on the receiving end. You mayonnaise monkeys better get used to receiving because violence will be returned in kind. They should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

  2. NEVER again is what we need to be saying.. where is your heart… im old school… would never let my sistas or brothers be trampled on… time to PLAN… dont like the direction things are going….

  3. Black Enlightenment on said:

    If what that racist, misguided, uneducated, privileged POS mentioned is factual, it would have been reported on every news and social media outlets. The same is not true for blacks!

  4. a bunch of made of lies. This happens all the time to whites from these savage black gorillas. Where is the hate crime for the white veteran from Philadelphia that was savagely beaten and recently died by three black sheeboons and their teenage children?

    • straightnochaser on said:

      If it happens all the time to whites, then provide links to the stories and prove it to us. Give us dates, places, outcomes, and prove where these hate crimes against whites happen. I don’t mean a story you pulled out of your ass either. Give us legitimate hard news, television news, police reports stories. After you do that, let me suggest you bend over backwards and duck yourself, since it is quite obvious no one else wants to because if they did, you would not be spending so much time trolling this site, while you Jack off to the pictures of what you so desperately want. Stupid bitch!

    • Beatrice on said:

      “Savage black gorillas”..Oh really. Did you NOT know that it was your “savage white gorillas” (Caucasian/Europeans) that went to Africa to brutally rip apart families from their land to bring them to to the Americas & work them like animals in order that your “savage greedy white gorillas” could get filthy rich!!!!”so the filthy rich Caucasians can have 2 lumps of sugar in their tea at the price of Africans blood sweat & tears…

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