San Francisco State University has said that it is investigating an altercation between two students which was captured on video, that showed a black female physically harassing a white male for having dreadlocks.
Although the school did not identify either student in its statement made last Tuesday, it confirmed that neither person is an employee of the university.
The university said in its Tuesday statement that while it “promotes the rights of the campus community to engage in free speech,” it does “not condone behavior that impedes the safety or well-being of others.”
SFSU will “promptly and thoroughly investigate this incident through applicable University channels, including our campus student conduct procedures,” it said.
The pair have since identified themselves as Bonita Tindle, a member of the University’s student government, and Cory Goldstein, a local DJ and Environmental Science student at the University.
Goldstein wrote on Facebook that he filed a complaint with campus police, but will not press criminal charges. He said the incident extended beyond the 46-second clip posted on YouTube, with the woman later threatening to “cut my locks off too among other verbal assaults.”
The man who was filming the incident has reportedly asked for charges to be filed against the woman.