White Yale student calls police on black student

The incident, in which a white student called police on a black graduate student who had fallen asleep in their dorm's common area, is sparking outrage at the Ivy League university.
2:31 | 05/11/18

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That really is something. We'll turn now to an incident sparking anger at Yale where a white student called police to confront a black student who fell asleep in the common area of their dorm. That student posted a video of her and social media and linsey Davis has all the fallout. Reporter: Good morning. Yale university says police admonished the student who made the call. There is growing frustration in the black country and the headline on one website, taking a nap, add that to the list of things you can't do while black. Outrage over this confrontation at Yale university. I have every right to call the police. Reporter: This white student called police on a black graduate student who fell asleep while writing a paper in the dorm's common area. Four officers respond. We verify that you're a resident here then we'll be on your way. Reporter: Lolade siyonbola locks her door to prove that she lives there. They still want her I.D. She is detained when records do not verify the name. She tells police the same woman called police on her friend in March. That student says when he asked her for directions she responded -- You're making me uncomfortable. You need to get out. You need to leave. Reporter: Now growing frustration in the black community. The headline on one website, add taking a nap in your dorm common room to the list of things you can't do while black. Situations like this are becoming all too common. Earlier the president of Nordstrom rack apologized to three black teens falsely accused of trying to steal clothing from a St. Louis store. This is from an airbnb. Reporter: After three black house guests checking out were accused of being burglars then the Starbucks case which made national headlines after two black men were arrested after waiting to meet someone inside this Philadelphia Starbucks. Overnight Yale's president released a statement saying we must neither condone nor excuse race im, prejudice or discrimination at Yale. They plan to hold listening sessions to inspire more conversations about inclusiveness and it is a national conversation. #Livingwhileblack. It's hard for black people because the rues are different. Unfortunately, there are so many examples. So many. Thank you.

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