San Francisco State University Begins Investigation Into Black Student’s Encounter With White Student Over His Dreadlocks

Late last month, a video surfaced online which appeared to show a black student at San Francisco State University engaging in a heated discussion with a white student who wore his hair in dreadlocks.

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Within the visual, the white student states, “You know what, girl, you have no right to tell me what I cannot wear,” while the woman laid out why his hairstyle was an act of cultural appropriation. As he proceeded to walk away from the encounter, the woman reached out her hand to grab him. Given this gesture, the university announced that they plan to launch an investigation into the young black woman, The Root reports, and released a statement on the matter.

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.

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