The student, Oumou Kanoute, is working at Smith College as a teaching assistant and residential adviser over the summer.
Oumou Kanoute took to Facebook to reveal herself in the incident and announced to her followers that it was outrageous she could not sit down and eat her lunch in peace.
“My name is Oumou Kanoute, a student at Smith College working over the summer for the school as a teaching assistant and residential advisor. I’m sending this message because there was a recent incident in which a white staff member at the school reported me to the police as a suspicious black male sitting in the common room.”
Kanoute continued her message with a call to action for the administration.
“I demanded that the administration share the name of the person who made the 9-1-1 call so that they can confront and acknowledge the harm done to me as a student.”