In a disturbing incident on November 6, 19-year-old student worker Kylah Spring was allegedly attacked by white student Sophia Rosing at a campus residence hall. The incident, which was captured on video and posted online, shows Rosing kicking, punching, and biting Spring while repeatedly using the n-word.
According to Spring, Rosing also made derogatory remarks about her race and appearance, including telling her to do her chores and blaming her for being black and “ugly.”
Rosing was arrested and faces charges of third-degree assault of a police officer, three counts of fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, and alcohol intoxication. The University of Kentucky permanently banned her from campus following the racist attack.
During her arrest, Rosing allegedly continued her violent behavior by kicking and biting the arresting officer. She is due back in court on March 17 for her arraignment.
In response to the incident, students at the university held a “March Against Racism” rally on campus to show their support for Spring and to speak out against racism. Spring herself addressed the crowd, expressing her gratitude for the justice to come and vowing not to be broken by the attack.
This incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing issue of racism and discrimination, and the importance of standing up against it. It is unacceptable for anyone to be subjected to violence and hate speech because of their race or ethnicity. Let us all continue to work towards a more inclusive and equitable society where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
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