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408. Smith College: investigated by law firm; "the investigators found no sufficient evidence of discrimi... 2018-07-31 Northampton Massachusetts
Student was not victim of racism for 'eating while black' at $80k Smith College and made up details that ruined the lives of four campus workers and led to controversial anti-bias training that employee resigned over
Oumou Kanoute claimed she was targeted in July 2018 for 'eating while black'
Kanoute was a student at the $80,000-a-year all women Smith College
She went into an empty cafeteria which was reserved for a summer school
Kanoute was seen by a janitor who reported someone in the closed canteen
He called security, as he was told to, and another janitor arrived to speak to her
That night Kanoute said on Facebook that she was made unwelcome at school
She said the cafe worker was racist for informing her the room was closed
In October 2018 independent investigators cleared all those involved
The cafe worker, who suffers from lupus, was hospitalized with stress
A janitor who was not present during the incident was forced from his job
One employee resigned Friday, citing a 'racially hostile environment'