A San Francisco State University student is under fire for confronting a White student over his hairstyle. Video shows the African-American woman aggressively admonishing the man for wearing dreadlocks.
In the beginning of a 45-second clip of the confrontation, Bonita Tindle can be heard asking a friend identified as Davia Spain if he has any scissors. “You’re saying I can’t have a hairstyle because of your culture? Why? … Do you [dreads are] from Egyptian culture? Are you Egyptian? Nah,” the student tells Tindle before he trying to walk pass her.
Tindle responds by grabbing him as he pleads with her to let him go. “Get off me … I don’t need your disrespect,” he continues before the clip finishes.
You can view the disturbing video below:
San Francisco State University released the following statement this morning regarding the March 28 incident:
“We are aware of the video made of an incident which occurred on campus yesterday afternoon. University police were called to the scene of the incident when it occurred. The two individuals involved in the incident are not San Francisco State University employees. Further, no criminal charges have been pressed at this time to the University’s knowledge.
San Francisco State University promotes the rights of the campus community to engage in free speech, but does not condone behavior that impedes the safety or well-being of others. We are taking the matter seriously and will promptly and thoroughly investigate this incident through applicable University channels, including our campus student conduct procedures.”
After watching the video, who do you think is the victim here? The woman accusing the student of cultural appropriation, or the student being attacked over his hairstyle?
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