Smith College President Aplogizes

An outside investigator is being  hired by Smith College to review an incident from earlier this week when  the police were called on a student who is black.  

The woman says she was just sitting there reading and eating her lunch when she was approached by the campus guard.

The student was  eating lunch in the common area on Tuesday when she was approached by an  officer, who was summoned by a college employee who thought the student  seemed out of place, according to college president Kathleen  McCartney.  

She said in a letter to students, staff and faculty that the  incident is a painful reminder of the ongoing legacy of racism.   

McCartney added that every college staff member will be required to go  through anti-bias training.


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