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Another day brings another #LivingWhileBlack incident. An African-American student was confronted by a police officer after she only sat down to eat lunch during a work break at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts on Tuesday afternoon.

The racial profiling incident was sparked by a white college employee who reported the rising sophomore, who wasn’t identified by name, for having looked “out of place,” The Boston Globe reported. The employee’s description of the student — similar to that used to refer to people of color who are wrongfully deemed “suspicious” for being in majority-White spaces and neighborhoods — was completely wrong.

A campus police officer was called to a campus common room and quickly discovered there was “nothing suspicious about the student’s presence” at Smith, which is a private women’s college. The incident is another example of police being summoned to a scene to only investigate a Black person for living their daily life. Wow.

The student, who said the employee thought she was a “suspicious Black male,” revealed her feelings about the horrible incident on Facebook. She couldn’t believe that she was targeted while working as a residential advisor and teaching assistant.

“I am blown away at the fact that I cannot even sit down and eat lunch peacefully,” she wrote in one post. “I did nothing wrong, I wasn’t making any noise or bothering anyone. All I did was be black. It’s outrageous that some people question my being at Smith College, and my existence overall as a woman of color.”

An investigation has been launched into the incident, and the caller’s identity has not been released by the college.

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13 thoughts on “Black Student Has Police Called On Her While Eating Lunch

    • That and start filing lawsuits against these nitwits. Nothing like the prospect of being sued and having their pockets dug into to keep a retard from amusing him/herself at the expense of someone else.

    • …and what is the reason YOU white racists have HBCU. Bet you love the fact that FAMU marching band has white students……..HBCU…..

  1. Evelan Matterson on said:

    What you should do is demand that the employee be fired or get a lawyer. You have a right to be in any place you want to be, I am 72 this month and I went through hell in order that you could move freely in this country. trump has these ignorant bastards thinking they are in charge ut there is a way to show them they are not.

  2. Sherrie on said:

    It’s a shame, WE continually are treated WRONG because of being black! The BAD thing police continue to react NOT knowing the fact ‘s or at least trying to find out. They and other white people “assume” the wor st and thats it! I hope that student and anyone else files charges…May God help protect black people from gun happy white people…

  3. Alene Wells on said:

    This is absolutely absurd,she should have never been subjected to such harassment. But we all know what has started all of these incidents. Right??

  4. David Chapman on said:

    In this day and age we are unfortunately face with racism guess by waking up every morning we have an idiot as a president who insights racism on a daily basis unfortunately we have members of the black race I would sit down and break bread with an idiot who is almost worse than Adolf Hitler

  5. americanize on said:

    This is how a race war looks,notice they always protect the devil.Black America you better get on code,white folks are.You have no friends.

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