A white Yale graduate student reported one of her black classmates to campus police for napping in a dorm common room — and the student was interrogated for 15 minutes because her name was misspelled in the school database.
What we know:
- Lolade Siyonbola a student at Yale Univeristy was sleeping in a common area in her dorm at Yale University
- Sarah Braasch, a white philosophy student called the police on Siyonbola while she was sleeping
- The police harassed Siyonbola and demanded that she prove that she was a student and had the right to be on the premises – she posted two videos spotlighting the incident
- The issue has sparked outrage and a discussion on the Yale campus and nation wide
The woman continues to record Siyonbola, who tells her to “get my good side” before heading down an elevator. See footage from Siyonbola’s facebook page: