Black Student Told That Waiting in Waiting Room Was “Harassment”

Kevin Bruce filmed the interaction, and the video went viral.

A black student at Kennesaw State University videotaped a staff member telling him that waiting in the waiting room for his adviser consituted “harassment”. The short 30-second video, which ends with the staff member threatening to call campus police, went viral yesterday after the student, named Kevin Bruce, posted it to his Twitter account. Bruce says that he had tried to set up an appointment multiple times before going to the office. The incident is provoking accusations of discrimination, and conversations online point to the video as proof of systemic racism in the university system—Bruce and his supporters have been using the hashtag #ItsBiggerThanKSU to facilitate those discussions.

According to the Kennesaw State University Twitter account, university officials have begun a formal inquiry into the incident.