Racially motivated, Racism in America

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

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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Celebrating Women’s History Month… Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”



Wonderful, willfully, beautifully wise, when God made man He had woman in mind… TLB ©

“Conversations Of A Sistah” kicks off “Women’s History Month” with our special guest tonight, Dr. Ethelene Whitmire (pictured above), Associate Professor with the Department of Afro-American Studies of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – School of Library & Information Studies.

A former Librarian at Yale University, Dr. Whitmire received her B.A. and Master’s of Library Service from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and her PhD from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Her new biography, Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian was recently awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Join me tonight at 6:30 pm on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via Blog Talk Radio as I discuss with Dr. Whitmire her great contribution to the history of African American women in this twenty first century.

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