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White woman calls the cops on black graduate student sleeping in Yale dorm

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May 10, 2018 by The ReadyWriter


A white graduate student at Yale called the police on a black student (pictured here) who fell asleep in the common area of a dorm, sparking a nationwide conversation about race after videos of the incident went viral.

The white woman confronted Lolade Siyonbola, 34, after she fell asleep on the couch in the school’s Hall of Graduate Studies.

“I have every right to call the police. You cannot sleep in that room,” she said to Siyonbola.

The cops, who asked to see Siyonbola’s ID, proceeded to question her for more than 15 minutes before they confirmed she was a student at Yale.

They said the process was prolonged because her name was misspelled in a school database of student information.

During their interactions, Siyonbola unlocked the door to her dorm room to show them that she was a student and called the officers’ behavior “harassment.”

More than 350,000 people watched Siyonbola’s Facebook videos, with some commenters expressing their support while others commended her for remaining calm.

Lynn Cooley, the dean of Yale’s graduate school of arts and sciences, sent an email to graduate students addressing the situation on Tuesday.

“Incidents like that of last night remind us of the continued work needed to make Yale a truly inclusive place,” she wrote.

“I am committed to redoubling our efforts to build a supportive community in which all graduate students are empowered in their intellectual pursuits and professional goals within a welcoming environment.”

This country is really sitting on a hotbed of racism.

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37 thoughts on “White woman calls the cops on black graduate student sleeping in Yale dorm

  1. angelhair2011 says:

    When will it end?

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  2. Who cares she fell asleep, there is always some jerk who causes trouble. Its amazes me how stupid people like this are everywhere in society. That women who called the police should be suspend from the school.

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    • alscream says:

      It’s all about how we are perceived as a race

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    • browngirl2010 says:

      It’s all about how we are perceived as a race
      ******
      Exactly she probably thought she was homeless

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    • browngirl2010 says:

      That women who called the police should be suspend from the school.
      ********
      No she told the girl she didn’t belong there even after she proved she did with ID. She said she pays tuition and belongs like the black girl doesn’t. Seriously????

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    • Miss Ang says:

      That women who called the police should be suspend from the school.
      ********
      well she paid her tuition. But she sound crazy. fasure

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    • Gia says:

      It’s all about how we are perceived as a race
      ———-
      YES!!!! she probably thought she was high.

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  3. Bobby says:

    Damn shame.
    She probably fell asleep from so much studying. Wow😏do unnecessary

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  4. ashanti2012 says:

    I give her credit for remaining calm. I think I would’ve punched that ole bag in the face.

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  5. weeks2010 says:

    Seriously thou?🙄 oh yea I guess Yale is only for the white elite.

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  6. weeks2010 says:

    Hey ya’ll

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  7. randomchick2011 says:

    I woulda caught a case.
    Enough is enough.🙁

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  8. alscream says:

    Nah she did right wit her fine self. They expect us to be irate. Wild and out of order. Smh

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  9. Xmen says:

    so messed up.
    that call coulda resulted in someone being hurt. smh

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  10. Miss Ang says:

    “I have every right to call the police. You cannot sleep in that room,” she said to Siyonbola.

    Oh she’s crazy. Look at her?

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  11. Omar says:

    Oh she’s Kwazy O_o she look Kwazy too.

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  12. Gia says:

    This calling the cops shit is playing out. This wasn’t even that serious to be calling the POPO

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  13. mittseybean says:

    So white folks across America are uniting to call the cops on decent law abiding citizens who happen to be of African descent. I swear the people in this country are still living within their racist walls of reality

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  14. lisalowe694 says:

    That white woman don’t look like a student so why in thee hell was she in that dorm

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  15. masongrump says:

    She’s crazy

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  16. 2Thick4u says:

    This is why we need to attend our own schools peoples.
    There are plenty of HBCU’s out here. FU*k Yale U!!! FoReal

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    • Bobby says:

      What’s an HBCU?

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      • 2Thick4u says:

        Historical Black College and Universities.

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      • Bobby says:

        Historical Black College and Universities.
        ———–
        and they are??

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      • 2Thick4u says:

        Historical Black College and Universities.
        ———–
        and they are?? ——->

        COLLEGE NAME OVERALL NICHE GRADE LOCATION ACCEPTANCE RATE UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT
        Alabama A&M University
        C
        Huntsville, AL
        65.38%
        4,223
        Alabama State University
        C
        Montgomery, AL
        46.39%
        4,377
        Albany State University
        C+
        Albany, GA
        63.71%
        2,554
        Alcorn State University
        C+
        Alcorn State University, MS
        80.56%
        2,556
        Allen University
        C-
        Columbia, SC
        100.00%
        601
        American Baptist College
        C
        Nashville, TN
        100.00%
        110
        Arkansas Baptist College
        D-
        Little Rock, AR
        100.00%
        854
        Benedict College
        C-
        Columbia, SC
        100.00%
        2,436
        Bennett College for Women
        C
        Greensboro, NC
        94.86%
        502
        Bethune-Cookman University
        C+
        Daytona Beach, FL
        63.70%
        3,497
        Bishop State Community College
        C
        Mobile, AL
        100.00%
        1,597
        Bluefield State College
        C+
        Bluefield, WV
        76.86%
        1,217
        Bowie State University
        C+
        Bowie, MD
        57.47%
        3,533
        Central State University
        C-
        Wilberforce, OH
        39.50%
        1,649
        Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
        C
        Thornbury Township, PA
        100.00%
        619
        Claflin University
        B-
        Orangeburg, SC
        41.33%
        1,807
        Clark Atlanta University
        B-
        Atlanta, GA
        51.20%
        2,629
        Clinton Junior College
        C
        Rock Hill, SC
        100.00%
        150
        Coahoma Community College
        C+
        Clarksdale, MS
        100.00%
        1,567
        Concordia College – Alabama
        C-
        Selma, AL
        40.34%
        450
        Coppin State University
        C-
        Baltimore, MD
        37.19%
        2,007
        Delaware State University
        B-
        Dover, DE
        44.43%
        3,596
        Denmark Technical College
        C-
        Denmark, SC
        100.00%
        655
        Dillard University
        B-
        New Orleans, LA
        47.61%
        1,133
        Edward Waters College
        C-
        Jacksonville, FL
        53.71%
        894
        Elizabeth City State University
        C+
        Elizabeth City, NC
        69.95%
        1,405
        Fayetteville State University
        B-
        Fayetteville, NC
        60.39%
        4,055
        Fisk University
        C+
        Nashville, TN
        80.93%
        770
        Florida A&M University
        B+
        Tallahassee, FL
        51.41%
        6,968
        Florida Memorial University
        B-
        Miami Gardens, FL
        24.35%
        1,332
        Fort Valley State University
        C+
        Fort Valley, GA
        20.51%
        1,986
        Gadsden State Community College
        C+
        Gadsden, AL
        100.00%
        2,576
        Grambling State University
        B-
        Grambling, LA
        38.23%
        3,308
        H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
        B-
        Montgomery, AL
        100.00%
        756
        Hampton University
        B-
        Hampton, VA
        69.05%
        3,264
        Harris-Stowe State University
        C
        St. Louis, MO
        100.00%
        1,036
        Howard University
        B+
        Washington, D.C.
        49.04%
        6,412
        Huston-Tillotson University
        C
        Austin, TX
        47.42%
        923
        Interdenominational Theological Center
        NG
        Atlanta, GA
        N/A
        N/A
        J.F. Drake State Technical College
        C+
        Huntsville, AL
        100.00%
        484
        Jackson State University
        B-
        Jackson, MS
        67.52%
        6,678
        Jarvis Christian College
        C-
        Hawkins, TX
        100.00%
        849
        Johnson C. Smith University
        C+
        Charlotte, NC
        45.63%
        1,322
        Kentucky State University
        B-
        Frankfort, KY
        37.92%
        1,100
        Lane College
        C
        Jackson, TN
        54.54%
        1,351
        Langston University
        C+
        Langston, OK
        61.00%
        2,486
        Lawson State Community College – Birmingham
        C+
        Birmingham, AL
        100.00%
        1,757
        LeMoyne-Owen College
        C-
        Memphis, TN
        100.00%
        836
        Lincoln University – Missouri
        C-
        Jefferson City, MO
        100.00%
        1,974
        Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
        C
        Lower Oxford Township, PA
        91.38%
        1,546
        Livingstone College
        D+
        Salisbury, NC
        71.27%
        1,250
        Meharry Medical College
        NG
        Nashville, TN
        N/A
        N/A
        Miles College
        D
        Fairfield, AL
        100.00%
        1,804
        Mississippi Valley State University
        C
        Itta Bena, MS
        75.67%
        1,704
        Morehouse College
        B
        Atlanta, GA
        75.96%
        2,069
        Morehouse School of Medicine
        NG
        Atlanta, GA
        N/A
        N/A
        Morgan State University
        C+
        Baltimore, MD
        66.72%
        5,597
        Morris College
        C-
        Sumter, SC
        100.00%
        760
        Norfolk State University
        B-
        Norfolk, VA
        78.94%
        3,739
        North Carolina A&T State University
        B+
        Greensboro, NC
        60.48%
        8,494
        North Carolina Central University
        B-
        Durham, NC
        65.87%
        5,247
        Oakwood University
        C+
        Huntsville, AL
        47.49%
        1,598
        Paine College
        C-
        Augusta, GA
        30.63%
        508
        Paul Quinn College
        C-
        Dallas, TX
        59.87%
        402
        Philander Smith College
        C+
        Little Rock, AR
        100.00%
        549
        Prairie View A & M University
        B-
        Prairie View, TX
        39.10%
        6,305
        Rust College
        C
        Holly Springs, MS
        41.49%
        795
        Saint Augustine’s University
        C-
        Raleigh, NC
        57.65%
        798
        Savannah State University
        C
        Savannah, GA
        82.64%
        4,062
        Selma University
        NG
        Selma, AL
        100.00%
        238
        Shaw University
        C
        Raleigh, NC
        60.48%
        1,407
        Shelton State Community College
        B-
        Tuscaloosa, AL
        100.00%
        2,202
        Shorter College
        D+
        North Little Rock, AR
        100.00%
        211
        Simmons College – Kentucky
        NG
        Louisville, KY
        100.00%
        114
        South Carolina State University
        C
        Orangeburg, SC
        94.89%
        2,303
        Southern University & A&M College
        C+
        Baton Rouge, LA
        78.56%
        4,643
        Southern University at New Orleans
        C
        New Orleans, LA
        21.45%
        1,412
        Southern University at Shreveport
        C+
        Shreveport, LA
        100.00%
        1,922
        Southwestern Christian College
        C+
        Terrell, TX
        100.00%
        135
        Spelman College
        A-
        Atlanta, GA
        48.33%
        2,090
        St. Philip’s College
        C+
        San Antonio, TX
        100.00%
        1,538
        Stillman College
        C
        Tuscaloosa, AL
        56.59%
        795
        Talladega College
        C-
        Talladega, AL
        100.00%
        846
        Tennessee State University
        C+
        Nashville, TN
        100.00%
        5,975
        Texas College
        C-
        Tyler, TX
        100.00%
        796
        Texas Southern University
        C
        Houston, TX
        50.90%
        5,884
        Tougaloo College
        C+
        Jackson, MS
        39.12%
        816
        Tuskegee University
        B-
        Tuskegee, AL
        52.96%
        2,430
        University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
        B-
        Pine Bluff, AR
        46.16%
        2,312
        University of Maryland Eastern Shore
        C
        Princess Anne, MD
        49.06%
        3,291
        University of the District of Columbia
        C
        Washington, D.C.
        100.00%
        1,937
        University of the Virgin Islands
        NG
        Charlotte Amalie, VI
        94.97%
        1,487
        Virginia State University
        C+
        Petersburg, VA
        76.98%
        4,032
        Virginia Union University
        C-
        Richmond, VA
        49.04%
        1,419
        Virginia University of Lynchburg
        C
        Lynchburg, VA
        100.00%
        276
        Voorhees College
        C-
        Denmark, SC
        92.89%
        422
        West Virginia State University
        C+
        Dunbar, WV
        94.09%
        1,860
        Wilberforce University
        C
        Wilberforce, OH
        55.14%
        586
        Wiley College
        C-
        Marshall, TX
        100.00%
        1,105
        Winston-Salem State University
        B-
        Winston-Salem, NC
        58.53%
        4,016
        Xavier University

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      • Bobby says:

        Thank you 2Thick. 🙂

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