An elite Massachusetts liberal arts college has quietly conceded that there was no truth to allegations of racism made by one of their students that ‘ruined the lives’ of numerous campus workers.
Oumou Kanoute was in the canteen at Smith College on July 31, 2018 when she claimed she was profiled for ‘eating while black’ after a security guard asked her what she was doing.
Kanoute, a psychology undergraduate student, posted video of the incident on social media and claimed that she was the victim of racism.
Kanoute had named staff online, causing one to be hospitalized with stress and another, a janitor who was not present, forced from his job.
Kanoute said the security guard may have been carrying a ‘lethal weapon’ when, in fact, he was unarmed.
As a result, Smith forced employees to attend seminars about unconscious bias.