Students escort girl to class after she reports racial harassment on campus
Nearly 300 students showed up to escort Baylor University student Natasha Nkhama to class on Wednesday after she reported being pushed and called the N-word while walking around campus.
In a video posted to Twitter by Nkhama's friend Jaileene Maite, Nkhama described the attack.
"On my way to class, this guy went out of his way to bump into me and ... shove me off the sidewalk," she said. "He said 'no n*ggers allowed on the sidewalk'."
"And I was just shocked," she added. "Like, I had no words."
Nkhama also said that when confronted by a nearby student, her attacker replied "Like what ... I'm just trying to make America great again."
"So if you voted for Donald Trump, I hope you realize what that means from someone else's point of view," Nkhama said.
As word of the incident spread throughout campus, students arranged a plan to escort Nkhama to her Friday morning class using the hashtag #IWalkWithNatasha.
Hundreds of people showed up — including some whose professors let them leave class early to help out.
Nkhama was grateful for the show of solidarity, telling the crowd that she "just wanted everyone who sees the [gesture] to know that Baylor is a campus of love."
She and several other students sang "Amazing Grace" as they walked across campus.
Meanwhile, Baylor has responded to Nkhama's allegations, stating that the aggressor's behavior "is deeply disturbing and does not in any way reflect Baylor's faith or values.
"We are a caring, Christian community in which acts of violence and insensitivity have no place," said Kevin P. Jackson, the vice president of student life.