Black Student Union condemns SF State, media over viral video

Members of the Black Student Union gathered in the quad Friday to read a statement supporting student Bonita Tindle and condemning SF State and the media for endangering Tindle.

“We, the Black Student Union do not support the mass publication of videos, articles and any other statements that misrepresent this incident,” the statement read. “This misrepresentation has led to racist, homophobic and misogynistic slurs being directed at members of our organization.”

Tindle was the subject of a viral video published March 28, which showed her involved in a confrontation with student Cory Goldstein over his dreadlocks, which she claimed are cultural appropriation. The video has since garnered over 3 million views on YouTube and sparked a contentious debate over whether a white person wearing dreadlocks is cultural appropriation.

After the video’s publication, SF State released a statement acknowledging the incident and announcing their plans for appropriate action.

“We are taking the matter seriously and will promptly and thoroughly investigate this incident through applicable University channels, including our campus student conduct procedures,” Jonathan Morales, director of news and new media at SF State, said in a statement issued the day after the incident.

The incident, which is still being investigated by SF State, has led to a wave of backlash against Tindle and the black community that the BSU called “appalling.”

“The publication of a young woman’s personal information, such as her home address or her cell phone number, is a despicable attack on her personal privacy and safety,” the statement read. “We must ask ourselves … why did a disagreement between two individuals become an incident which the black community must answer for?”

The BSU criticized the media for wanting to cover the incident and for failing to present a well-rounded report of everything that happened. They also called on SF State to investigate the whole incident instead of only what was presented in the video and treat Tindle fairly during the investigation.

“Our ultimate goal is to educate, liberate and advance the progression of our people and all people,” the statement read. “We want the University to ensure that (Tindle) is safe on this campus, given the threats declared against her.”

25 Comments on "Black Student Union condemns SF State, media over viral video"

  1. Daniel R. Devereaux | April 11, 2016 at 9:12 pm |

    This violent racist woman needs to be removed from our safe space. Did you see that assault?

    Sign the petition at change.org to have her removed- 6000 signatures and counting.

  2. ColoradoRob | April 12, 2016 at 8:34 am |

    Yeah, going to her facebook/tumblr/flicker pages, mining all the private photos and privacy data she posted for the world to see and spreading it all over the web. Legal? Yes. Decent? Not really. Dangerous? Maybe. Would I do it? No. Is it her own dang fault for posting her stuff for the world to see? Yes. Do probably most of us do the same thing? Yep. Are we at the same risk? Yeppers.

  3. Michael Hunt | April 12, 2016 at 8:41 am |

    Funny how they talk about “privacy”, yet this same girl posted her adult videos/photos all over the net for anybody to see. The BSU like almost every other group associated, are just ignorant buffoons trying to perpetrate the perpetual victim status of certain segments of the population. Just saying.

    • I don’t understand why there’s always such a rush by SJWs to hitch their wagons to such obviously compromised individuals. Who hasn’t seen a buck naked Tindle with a mouthful of cum at this point? Not exactly a badge of credibility, is it?

    • Karim Jeans | April 19, 2016 at 4:54 pm |

      Was that porn really her?

  4. Bryant Larsen | April 12, 2016 at 2:12 pm |

    “We ….do not support the mass publication of videos, articles and any other statements that misrepresent this incident. This misrepresentation has led to racist, homophobic and misogynistic slurs being directed at members of our organization.”

    Sounds like what the cops tell BLM when theres another video to release of young black man shot down by police.

    Now the tables are turned, and whats the reaction of the black community? “Black lives matter! …we don’t really care about everyone else, we just look after our own because that’s what being black is all about. Screw your principles, just help those with the same dark skin color.”

  5. Alvin B. Rosen | April 12, 2016 at 3:02 pm |

    I’m Alvin B. Rosen, One o’ da Chosen.
    Here an now, I’ma do my prosin’.

    Bruthas and Sistas, y’all need ta get it tagetha!
    We all born inta dis world unda random circumstances
    Which are chosen for us at conception.
    Shall we all be dissin’ one anutha
    Or shall we come tugetha
    Like da birds of a featha?

    Shed yo hatred an’ embrace love
    As da Lord menat y’all ta do!
    For what shal y’all tell yo kids and grandkids
    When dey aks “Mama, Daddy, why there be so much hate?”
    Whatcha all gonna tell ’em? Da truth?

    Bruthas an’ sistas, let there be no mistakin’.
    Da Lord loves y’all an’ He no be fakin’.

    I’m Alvin B. Rosen, One o’ da Chosen.
    Peace out!

  6. It wasn’t a disagreement between two people. Ms. Tingle committed assault and battery. It’s BSU that is guilty of “misrepresenting this incident.”

  7. I didn’t realize the “black community” felt they were being held responsible for Tindle’s actions. What I saw was a woman being a petty jerk. When did that become a black thing?

  8. We can make up our own minds about Tindle thank you very much BSU idiots.

    She’s nothing more than a violent racist, and BSU is proving that it is nothing more than an organisation of racists by supporting her disgusting behaviour.

    Tindle should be expelled immediately, and I’d argue that Davia Spain (her smug accomplice) should be placed on notice of the same if she commits any infraction in future. BSU should be censured for supporting a racist and forced to issue an apology. This kind of behaviour shouldn’t be tolerated in a civilised society, and that’s clearly something that Tindle, Spain, and the BSU desperately need to be reminded of.

    I’m sick of the stupidity of the smokescreen of social justice being used to promote racist and sexist behaviour by the usual scumbags on campus. Tindle and Spain have the grins of bullies in that video because they believe that much like the countless times they’ve been racist and sexist on campus before that nothing will happen to them. I’m glad those goons got caught. I’m glad that they can’t hide their vile behaviour in the warped reality of campus ethics – we saw it, and we’re disgusted.

  9. Alex Grosskopf | April 13, 2016 at 6:45 am |

    “We must ask ourselves … why did a disagreement between two individuals become an incident which the black community must answer for?” Because Bonita Tindle is a racist black woman who bullied, harassed and assaulted a guy over his haircut and then pulled out scissors to cut his hair off and you somehow find her defendable because of the color of her skin. Which is racist AF.

  10. kizmet paradigm | April 13, 2016 at 7:33 am |

    Cultural appropriation? What a joke! The people from the jungles of West Africa who claim the funds entire continent of Africa as a “their culture “!! Hahaha! That would be like an Irish guy from Ireland claiming Germany as their culture because it’s on the same continent! Delusional mental patients that Live in a fantasy world. North face is a skiing wear company and I’ve never seen a black skier in my life but I’ve seen a thousand blacks wearing Northface jackets! Stop appropriating our clothes! Hahaha actually wearing any clothes is cultural appropriation of white people! Get a life nutjobs! Seeing 12 years a slave doesn’t make you a slave and seeing Selma doesn’t make you a civil rights icon! Dumb people in Boss mode is pathetic!

    • Ireland and Germany aren’t on the same continent. Ireland is an island.

      • kizmet paradigm | May 13, 2016 at 10:42 pm |

        Continents can have islands silly. Japan is island its still in asia..great britian is an island is it not in Europe? Your one of those “literalists” incapable of absract thought…

        • First, you’re getting all testy because you said something stupid and I corrected you. Being a part of Europe and being ON THE CONTINENT of Europe are not the same things. Similarly, being an Asian country and being ON THE CONTINENT of Asia/Eurasia are not the same things.

          Here, don’t take my word for it:

          Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent (particularly by Britons, Irish, Azores and Madeira Portuguese, Balearic and Canary Spaniards, Sardinians, Icelanders and other European island nations, and peninsular Scandinavians), is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding the islands of Europe.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Europe

          “The islands of Japan are located in a volcanic zone on the Pacific Ring of Fire. They are primarily the result of large oceanic movements occurring over hundreds of millions of years from the mid-Silurian to the Pleistocene as a result of the subduction of the Philippine Sea Plate beneath the continental Amurian Plate and Okinawa Plate to the south, and subduction of the Pacific Plate under the Okhotsk Plate to the north. Japan was originally attached to the eastern coast of the Eurasian continent. The subducting plates pulled Japan eastward, opening the Sea of Japan around 15 million years ago.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan#Geography

          The distance between Japan and the Korean Peninsula, the nearest point on the Asian continent, is about 200 kilometers at the Korea Strait.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Japan

          Second, the word is ‘abstract’, not ‘absract’.

          Third, “abstract thought” doesn’t mean that you ignore common definitions of words like ‘continent’ and ‘island’. It also doesn’t mean that you can just say whatever comes to your mind, no matter how idiotic it is, and expect people to go along with it.

  11. “We…don’t support the mass publication of videos…”
    And this extends to video of Police conduct as well?

    • agreed, BSU will decide what’s allowed and who is allowed to be defamed, even if that person has already defames THEMSELVES.

  12. starrystarfish | April 14, 2016 at 8:11 am |

    Ensure SHE is safe? Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely not in favor of publishing people’s personal contact information….but SHE was the one caught on camera assaulting a dude.

    • I was like… aaand what about the white boy? His safety? SHE brought her friend around back to corner him. And what WHOLE incident? The part in the tape is enough for assault. I don’t care if they’re implying the whole story includes her and her friends bull**it about how he called her the f bomb. Suck IT UP, and she STILL doesn’t have the right to put her HANDS on anyone! She was totally the aggressor anyway, how nice of them to play lawyer/devil’s advocate, like the readers are a jury box and we need reasonable doubt before we ‘convict’ her. GUILTY, no doubts here.

  13. Shrijss Do'arn | April 14, 2016 at 6:20 pm |

    Bonita attacked Cory because he was the ‘wrong race’ to wear dreadlocks. She blatantly behaved in a hostile and racist manner. She is the only one who needs to answer for her offenses, unless BSU wants to make excuses and lies on her behalf, which would make BSU accessories after the fact. No one is forcing BSU or the Black community to shelter this outed racist.

  14. Chris Prestridge | April 17, 2016 at 5:46 pm |

    And people wonder why stereotypes exist. Whit people made her assault his white guy eh? Perhaps the lack of self accountability within the black culture isn’t a stereotype. Perhaps borrowing or in their words, appropriating, such a novel idea from white culture would be a positive step. Also, gotta love how the absolute kings of 20 second videos that, in their view, absolutely proves cops are just killing black men now somehow want all of America to oppose the use of such videos. Tell ya what, lead by example blm, and just maybe we will agree on the use of video. But, until the rank hypocrisy ends, along with the attitude of white people made ‘me’ make really stupid decisions ends ( which will not happen of course) then the rest of America will continue to completely ignore you and move right on along with the status quo. Sucks for them, oh well.

  15. “why did a disagreement between two individuals become an incident which the black community must answer for?”

    The black community didn’t have to answer for this incident. They could have just done nothing and let Tindle answer for herself. Instead we are seeing certain members of the black community not only defend Tindle’s actions, but push obvious lies that Goldstein called her a bitch. Tindle doesn’t deserve threats of violence, harassment, nor being doxxed, but she does deserve to have her actions called out.

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