Police Called to University Classroom After Black Students Arrive Late

This past week, police were called on two students on the Perimeter campus of Georgia State University when they arrived late to class.

On Wednesday evening, TikTok creator and college peer, Bria Blake posted about the incident in full. In the video which now has over 356,000 views, Blake recounts the story of how students, Taylor and Kamryn were asked to leave the classroom after arriving two minutes tardy.

According to Blake’s retelling, the students entered the classroom while the door was still open, made their way to their seats, and proceeded to pull out their class items to take lesson notes.

It was at this time that they were asked to leave due to their tardiness. The students refused to leave the classroom stating that they “paid to be there.” The professor, named by Blake as Carissa Gray then left the class and returned with two armed campus police officers.

“We are looking into this matter and how it was handled by the faculty member. Campus police arrived after being called by the faculty member and immediately de-escalated the situation between the students and faculty member,” the school said in a statement. “Clearly, no crime had been committed so there were no arrests.”

To some, it may come as a shock that Ms. Gray, a professor in GSU’s english department, is actually a Black woman. There is an unspoken (and sometimes spoken) expectation for Black people to understand the gravity of calling in police on other Black people.

More than any other racial group, we’ve seen first hand the dangers we face in our interactions with authority. While some believe that there is never an incident where the cops should be called in, I would say most would agree at the very least, that there need not be police interference when there is no threat posed. In the case of these two students simply refusing to leave their seats after arriving late, there was never any threat of violence.

“Stuff like this cannot keep happening to Black youth in America,” Blake said in the video. “Stop weaponizing the police against Black people.”

5 comments

  • Stop seeing yourself as a victim. This was over the top but perhaps the instructor had enough of the disrespect shown to her and others in the class.

  • simple solution, close and lock the door when it is time to start the class…

  • Run that by me again?

  • Or they can just stop being always ‘Karen’s’. When people reach college age it is up to them to get themselves to class when it’s time and keep up with their own studies. If they are simply arriving late, not disrupting class when they arrive and keeping up with their studies just fine, really what is the issue.

  • Black, White, Purple, Green the “kids” the power drunk teacher screwed the pooch royally on this one. She has to learn who is working for who. Shove “tenure”. Get her her money and find somone who understands they are there to teach, not to throw their weight around. The door was open and who is to say they were not 2 minutes EARLY? By who’s Clock?

    Many moons ago when I was in collage most of the instructors were our friends not dictators or martinets (If they didn’t return our respect we would quickly put them in their place. I was a night school guy that took 10 years to get my engineering degree – Almost all working men in most of the classes that didn’t take crap from kiddie instructors)

    This fits right in with the entire NWO Marxist (democrat) party dictum of control and you know what party the commie teachers belong to. She was acting exactly like here commissars told her to act

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