After Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, appalling attacks on minorities and women ensued. American citizens are afraid and they have good reason to be. One way people are showing solidarity with blacks, Muslims and women, is by wearing a safety pin on their clothes. But at Baylor University, that wasn’t necessary. Natasha Nkhama said a student pushed her, called her the n-word, and told her he was “trying to make America great again” so nearly 300 students walked her to class after she posted a video which went viral.
Nkhama explained in the video that while she was on her way to class, a guy “went out of his way to bump into me and shove me off the sidewalk.”
“He said, ‘No niggers allowed on the sidewalk,’” Nkhama said. “I was just shocked, like I had no words.”
She said another male student whom she did not know tried to come to her rescue and told the guy, “Dude what are you doing? That’s not cool.”
According to Nkhama, the guy then said, “Dude, like what…I’m just trying to make America great again.”
“So if you voted for Donald Trump, I hope you understand what that means from someone else’s point of view,” Nkhama said in the video, which was widely shared on social media.
— Jaileene Maite (@ijaileene) November 9, 2016
After that video, hundreds of students showed up to escort Natasha to class:
— Cassie L. Smith (@SmithCassie) November 11, 2016
Baylor University said in a statement they were aware “of a student who was pushed and subjected to racially offensive language from another student yesterday while on campus.”
The university called the incident “deeply disturbing” and said they were working with Nkhama “to ensure she feels safe and supported by the Baylor community.”
The university also praised the man “who intervened and defended the female student during this encounter.”
Interim President David Garland of Baylor participated in walking the 19-year-old to class after a Thursday night gathering on campus that included one side chanting “Build A Wall” and another shouting “All love, no hate.”
Conservatives are saying that we should unify behind a Trump presidency. It’s kind of hard to do while some Trump supporters are attacking innocent people, though.
Featured image: Baylor’s Twitter feed.