Bonita Tindle breaks silence about viral dreadlocks video

Bonita Tindle spoke out on her Facebook page for the first time since the video of a confrontation between her and a white student with dreadlocks, Cory Goldstein, went viral March 28.

Tindle talked about how her life has changed significantly over the past few weeks regarding the contents of this video. She stated in her Facebook post how the video, now with more than 3 million views, and threatening online comments affected her life.

“In the aftermath, I have been the subject of violence in the form of death threats, rape threats, sexual harassment, and anti-Black hate speech,” Tindle said in her Facebook post from April 11.

The post, which was initially public, no longer appears on Tindle’s public profile.

Some comments went further and leaked her personal information online.

“Further, the racist and misogynistic vendetta against me has resulted in my own personal information including home address, phone number, social media accounts, places of employment and other details about my private life leaked and mass distributed on YouTube comments, Facebook posts, and other Internet forums,” Tindle said.

She went on to talk about how what was caught on camera was not the full story. Tindle claims the incident began with her passing out flyers, and after Goldstein walked by, Tindle joked about his dreadlocks. She says Goldstein then called her a bitch and that part was omitted in the viral video.

“As a black woman, verbal assault by men comes easily as women are dehumanized, objectified and over-sexualized by them,” Tindle said in the post.

Tindle’s story corresponds with witness Maddy Gray. Gray, a communications major at SF State, said the viral video started halfway through the exchange.

“He called her a bitch after she tried to give him a flyer so she went to talk to him about his dreads and not to call her a bitch (naturally),” Gray said in a public Facebook post a day after the initial incident.

Although Goldstein denies calling her a bitch, he posted on Facebook April 2 about how he was sorry for what has happened after the video and wishes they could have spoke in a different way.

“I never called her a bitch,” Goldstein told Golden Gate Xpress. “I’m not that kind of person, that’s not what I’m about, that’s not what I’d do.”

Tindle also had a problem with the way the video was presented online.

“The White male student’s motivation is suspect in that it does not come as an objective point of view, by his own divisive word choice of “assault” (in the title of the video when posted), in order to incite controversy by framing me as the stereotype of the “Angry Black Woman” and the man in the video as a fragile white victim,” Tindle said in her post.

She also defended her actions by saying that Goldstein actually touched her first and that her actions have not been “legally deemed assault.”

“I tried to continue to talk to him,” Tindle said. “It frustrated me that I didn’t get the opportunity to have a voice. He touches me first. He touches me first (at 0.19 seconds). He places his hand on my arm to move me away to leave from the conversation. You can see this nineteen seconds into the video. I naturally respond back with touch. I nonviolently place my open hand on his shoulder.”

Tindle declined to speak with Golden Gate Xpress.

Bonita Tindle’s post from April 11: 

Over the past few weeks, America has held discussions about my personal Black experience, dancing between their own definitions of right and wrong. Over the past few weeks I had to move from my home, change my cell phone number, and disable social media accounts. On March 28, 2016, a viral video was released that intentionally does not capture the full context of an encounter. While passing out flyers in Malcolm X plaza, I saw a white male approaching with dreads. Triggered, I unconsciously move my arm holding the flyer further. He does not approach me to receive a flyer and continues on to his destination. Attempting to react to what triggered me, I jokingly say in a quiet voice “Not with that hair” in the opposite direction of him. My intention was to collegially provoke thought within the man to critically think about his dreads and the racial implications it has as a non-Black person. During the entire incident including what was caught in the viral video, he never refers to the flyer, which he later would intentionally report to the police in order to create a “hate crime” narrative over the flyer. Rather, he then verbally assaults me. He called me a “Bitch.” As a black woman, verbal assault by men comes easily as women are dehumanized, objectified, and over-sexualized by them. I look for the man, going into the building, naturally, to confront him about the verbal slur, tired of being silent. Tired of being docile. I asked him “Did you call me a bitch?” He denied having called me a “Bitch.” He then asked me why I said that about his hair.

What was recorded was chopped and edited by the White male who captured part of the event on his cell phone. The White male student’s motivation is suspect in that it does not come as an objective point of view, by his own divisive word choice of “assault” (in the title of the video when posted), in order to incite controversy by framing me as the stereotype of the “Angry Black Woman” and the man in the video as a fragile white victim. He selectively edits only a portion of the encounter that contrives to cast an impression of unprovoked aggression on my part. He says in his interview that he deliberately roams around campus looking for encounters to record on his cell phone. In the video, the conversation between the white male with dreads and I was intended to be a learned opportunity. My facial expressions were never negative nor was my body language. His body language was already energetic. The male had the opportunity to try to explain to me how I should think about my space and existence as a Black person. He dismissed any consideration that I was making a valid point about White appropriation of Black culture. After, he begins to walk away. I tried to continue to talk to him. It frustrated me that I didn’t get the opportunity to have a voice. He touches me first. He touches me first (at 0.19 seconds). He places his hand on my arm to move me away to leave from the conversation. You can see this nineteen seconds into the video. I naturally respond back with touch. I nonviolently place my open hand on his shoulder. I nonviolently pull on his arm, urging him to come back to the conversation. It has not been legally deemed assault.

You can tell me that the decisions I made are right or wrong but what we need to focus on is the wrong in the response to the video. In the aftermath, I have been the subject of violence in the form of death threats, rape threats, sexual harassment, and anti-Black hate speech. Davia (David) Spain has received homophobic slurs, death threats, hate mail, and the release of their personal information although they did not take part in the incident. Further, the racist and misogynistic vendetta against me has resulted in my own personal information including home address, phone number, social media accounts, places of employment and other details about my private life leaked and mass distributed on YouTube comments, Facebook posts, and other Internet forums. To protect myself, I had to move from my house, change my cell phone number, disable my social media accounts, and have had to withdraw into a secured location in order to maintain my safety. In the process, my academic success, current work for my community, and future employment opportunities have been jeopardized. The countless hate mail, death threats, and disregard to my safety should not be the result of this video. No one deserves this compromise. There is a history of vilifying black women, there exists the stereotypical narrative of an angry black woman through out history. There is a reason that this particular video garnered millions of views. A black woman is portrayed as the aggressor and the white counterpart is portrayed as the victim. The language used to describe the video is suspect. “Black assaults and attacks white” is harsh and does not deem the video of a justly cause. What the encounter can be described as is a nonviolent physical encounter between two students. It saddens to see this kind of hate in response. It saddens me that some people can’t or choose not to understand my level of growth in regard to my culture and my blackness. The amount of ethnic studies class one takes doesn’t invalidate their personal black experience. The amount of books one reads doesn’t invalidate their personal black experience. There is no hierarchy to being aware of ones self and ones blackness. .What I did was my personal choice that shouldn’t be receiving this kind of uproar. I do believe in personal rights and freedom of expression. That should never be smothered. What I don’t believe in is the participation of other cultures without any understanding of such culture and the narratives that the people of that culture experience, have it be positive or negative. These narratives of Black culture with physical appearance intertwined exists. I am a part of that narrative. A 46 second video should not define my character, myself as a person, myself as a human being

Cory Goldstein’s post from April 2:

I really need to get this off my chest after a close friend helped me finally figure out my thoughts on the situation. Listen if you want to rock locks than absolutely do it, not a single person on this planet can tell you otherwise. Now if you are a person of privilege especially a white person rocking dreads than be aware of the cultural ties (both within African culture and other cultures) that dreadlocks hold. People have been oppressed for a very long time and in truth are still oppressed today, so be aware that by rocking locks you may trigger a deep emotional response from someone. Which is completely within their right, but by engaging in active communication we can work through these issues. In a perfect world no one would be judged by their appearance but we don’t live in such a world so understand the adversity that people have to go through and have gone though in the past is very important.But at the same time it is your body and your rules, so if you want to rock locks then absolutely do it ♡♡♡♡♡ Lastly I want to apologize to the girl in the video because no one deserves the amount of backlash she received, I want her to know that I feel where she was coming from and wish we could have talked in a more positive and loving situation ♡

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article inaccurately summarized Tindle’s statement. Tindle never said that she attempted to hand Goldstein a flyer.
UPDATE: The post no longer appears on Tindle’s public Facebook profile.

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  • Wow…typical. lack of accountability. She is the victim..etc. no.surprise I guess. Funny that people get fired or get their information put out publicly for much less..say for.example condemning the hate group black lives matter..so for having an opinion blm has no trouble ruining the lives of white folks.. smh. I hope they do the right thing and expel this hateful girl.

  • Okay, the author of the article is apparently on Bonita Tindle’s side, and apparently feels the need to tell lies in order to make her supportive claims.

    “She went on to talk about how what was caught on camera was not the full story. Tindle claims the incident began with her passing out flyers, and after she attempted to give Goldstein a flyer, he ignored her and Tindle joked about his dreadlocks. She says Goldstein then called her a bitch and that part was omitted in the viral video.”

    That is NOT what Bonita Tindle herself claimed happened. And what makes this shitty reporting even more reprehensible is the fact that Bonita Tindle’s statement is included in this article. Does this author not even READ the source material she references and INCLUDES with her article? DUUUUUUUH!

    Bonita herself writes, “He does not approach me to receive a flyer and continues on to his destination. Attempting to react to what triggered me, I jokingly say in a quiet voice “Not with that hair” in the opposite direction of him.”

    Nowhere does Tindle say she tried to give him anything. Nor did he even approach her to receive a flyer, according to her.

    Cory Goldstein is apparently a very magnanimous individual. Bonita has engaged in a campaign of smears and lies against both him and the photographer and brandished the victim card, although she is the victimizer in this incident. Yet, despite this, Cory extends her some sympathy for the amount of backlash she claimms she has received.

    I wouldn’t believe one word out this lying, repulsive woman’s mouth.

  • Translation: “I’m a black woman so on a college campus I cannot be held accountable for my actions or crimes. That said, I sure as hell will hold everyone else accountable for their micro aggressions, assaults and battery!”

    Aha! I finally understand “privilege”!

    • lol. Pretty much. It’s the victim culture universities have created.

    • She screwed up and blamed the other dude, her fault. Hopefully it ends in a lawsuit for her.

      • It won’t and you wanna know why…because the kid she assaulted seems like a better human beimg than her. He actually feels for her with all of the threats made to her. I think she deserves some kind of punishment because she sees no wrong in her actions and believes she is the victim.

      • What exactly could the lawsuit reasonably accomplish? This was a minor incident that was probably forgotten about in 5 minutes, before it went viral.

    • Amen

    • Were it to be the other way around.. a white male standing in the way of a black female simply because she has “white” hairstyle. The white male would probably receive the same consequences.
      What we see now is the perfect example of racial equality.

      • The difference is that a white male wouldn’t bother to police someone else’s hairstyle. We have better things to do.

  • According to Bonita’s own statement, she did not try to hand him a flyer. Instead, she said “not with that hair” just loud enough for him to hear it. Whether he called her the B word or not is irrelevant; if a stranger insulted my hair as I walked by, I might call them the B word too. Of course according to Cory, he did not actually even say that. Given Bonita’s obvious tendency to make excuses for her own behavior, and her apparent ability to project her own perceptions of motivation onto total strangers, it would not surprise me if she either made that up or just actually believes she heard what she was expecting to hear. Even if he did call her a B, she deserved it for insulting a total stranger who was just walking by!

    Also….please….professors and students….stop with this “triggering” nonsense. Just because something pi**es you off does not excuse your subsequent actions! If you’re offended, take a deep breath and look away….or go write a blog….or go work out….do not assault strangers.

    • Yes, please, taking offense =/ being triggered. These profs and kids are watering down the consequences of very real and horrible traumatic experiences.

    • It’s so funny she feels entitled to insult peoples hair style without any kind of reaction. What we on video completely contradicts her version of events. She was not confronting him about being called a bitch. She claimed “He then asked me why I said that about his hair.” Which in she feels entitled to respond to by asking her friend for scissors to cut them off. There are quite a few contradictions like this.

      • Ya know words are words but where this whole thing went left real fast was when she grabbed him to detain him and then proceeded to ask her friend to fetch scissors to cut his hair off. What she did was wrong PERIOD. And now she is making excuses because the entire planet has pointed out what a douchebag she is and she is humiliated.

    • “He called her a bitch after she tried to give him a flyer” -Said the friend of Bonita who looks like an extra from Robocop.

      So therefor, someone on Team Bonita is lying. These people are so used to proclaiming obvious falsehoods without being questioned at all that they believe they can simply describe reality however they wish it to be. Textbook Delusional disorder.

  • Oh yeah and what is her excuse for grabbing the dude’s camera at the end? He hadn’t done a thing to her.

    • He had though…he had caught her being a racist bitch……seemingly doesn’t matter though as she is still unbelievably claiming she is the vicitim.

    • Cameras are like kryptonite to black lives matter supporters.

  • I think it’s hilarious that the star of an Angry Black Woman video is complaining about the stereotype of the Angry Black Woman. Well, lady, if you want to fight the stereotype, don’t embody it.

  • Ms. Tindle, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic
    things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent
    response were you even close to anything that could be considered a
    rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having
    listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your
    soul.

    Seriously though the word white was referenced by you eleven times . Eight of those times was to describe not just the male with dreadlocks, but also the male whom was recording the public disturbance that you were apart of. Six of those times you were talking specifically about the male with dreadlocks and the other two times you were talking about the male recording the disturbance that you were apart of. I think we all could of figured out on our own that the male with dreadlocks was of white without having to resort to stereo typical racial over tones.

    What’s really interesting to note is that not once in this article does she try to apologize or own up for her part in the altercation. She doesn’t even say I wished I would of done things differently to diffuse the situation. And you can’t act the victim when when you block and impede a person whom no longer wishes to have any contact with you and wants only to leave the area. In fact the only person who has stepped up and offered any regret or apology since this incident went public was Cory Goldstein.

  • She would do better to apologize than make a further fool of herself; also her English is atrocious.

    That being said, her wrongdoings are on the level of trying to shoplift a candy bar from the store and the hysterical jihad against her is completely out of proportion.
    Clearly all this hate directed towards her and her silent accomplice can not have its origin solely in the rather trivial incident and racial, mysogynic, and/or homophobic feelings have been channeled towards her.

    It would be interesting reading if she’d publish the undoubtedly voluminous hate mail she has received to get an idea of those feelings in the population.

    • True, the incident itself isn’t that bad, in and of itself. The reason why people are reacting so strongly is that 1) there’s a viral video and people like shiny objects, and 2) it’s representative of the hypocrisy of SJWs in general (ie the very people who speak loudest about racism and prejudice are often the ones who are judging others and/or telling people what to do based on race). That’s my theory anyway.

      • Another hypocrisy is that SJWs are always making a big deal about tiny non-crimes, like the “microaggression” of (e.g.) asking someone where they’re from, and yet they will downplay the importance of what is, in the eyes of the law, an actual crime: assault and battery.

      • Videos of bullying behavior, especially when the bullies get their comeuppance, are immensely popular on YouTube. Her race and gender has nothing to do with it. Remember Casey Heynes, the high school student who finally got sick of being bullied and bodyslammed his attacker? Or how about Austin, the blind high-school student who was helpless to defend himself from a vicious pummeling and was saved by his friend, Cody Pines?

        Bullying videos go viral very quickly. Bonita is not special. There are entire channels on YouTube dedicated to bullying. And I have no doubt that Bonita will one day be on at least one of those channels very soon.

    • Hysterical jihad? What EVER gives you the idea that she’s telling the truth about that?

  • Wow. First racially aggravated assault, now a blatantly racist rant to justify it. That’s called adding insult to injury, Bonita.

    You just don’t get it.

    • Of course she doesn’t get it.
      She was taught that “as a black woman” she cannot be racist or abusive.

      • “Racism is prejudice plus institutional power.” This statement exists solely to make certain racism okay…as in “it’s okay when WE do it!”

  • Can someone please explain to me how not one person in this group is majoring in Public Relations? It’s the fastest growing major in the US and somehow not one single person here has even had an intro class. BP dumped millions of gallons of oil into the gulf and got off with a fine and an apology. This girl grabbed a guy’s arm and has managed to turn this into a s**t show that is lasting almost a month and has spawned more hashtaggery and vitriol than I could have possibly imagined. Apologize and pivot. Pretty basic. Or, you know. Double down on stupid and hope for the best. BLM needs to hire a PR firm before we find ourselves back in a Jim Crow situation.

    • Maybe they can hire Alison Rapp. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Pretending that a thing such as “triggering” exists beyond the confines of a medical PTSD diagnosis still does not absolve any individual from being responsible for how they conduct themselves with regards to their own feelings.

    • Thank YOU! Finally, someone else who is sick to death of hearing these special snowflakes insisting they were “triggered.”

      And you are absolutely correct! Triggers were established as an aid to PTSD patients, those very unfortunate individuals who have suffered REAL trauma in their lives. And triggers were intended to better enable to prepare and deploy coping skills when certain events cause them to be triggered, in other words, overwhelmed by an influx of negative feelings associated with the traumatic event.

      But it seems that these pampered, spoiled college students, whose mommies and daddies protected them from every form of conflict their entire lives and are consequently unable to deal with any form of adversity whatsoever, seem to employ them as a means of exerting unearned power over others. And they say things like “You’re triggering me,” or “I don’t feel safe,” and seem to believe that that obligates whatever it is (they claim) is making them feel threatened is obligated to go away.

  • ““As a black woman, verbal assault by men ..”

    Shouldn’t you have said: “As a black woman, verbal assault by BLACK men.. ” since you dared to bring race into it in the first place.

  • He should have pressed for charges or expulsion against her. her outright lying about the incident show’s she’s not sorry and doesnt’ even understand that she is in the wrong and is a complete racist.

  • lol… the glee in her eyes as she’s getting off on bullying that skinny little dude kinda tells me her after excuses are a load of bullshit. This isn’t about race, it’s about a bully getting caught.

    • and you can be sure theyll claim that this comments like yours are proof that she is the victim

    • eeeexactly…she was practically ecstatic and trying to keep it going.

  • Stop playing the victim, racist crybaby.
    Its not “violence” or “assault” if no one touches you.
    Apologize or resign and lets move on, Bonita Tindle!

    • “Crybully” I think you mean 😉

  • No Cory, you need to press charges. Not for yourself, but for her other victims.

  • This racist woman will go through her whole life claiming to be vicimised….no matter the evidence, no matter the public opinion and no matter the general concensus of law…she will always claim that she was wronged.
    I don’t believe for one second her version of events as you see the sheer fear in her eyes the second she notices that she was being filmed. If her version of events had actually taken place then she wouldn’t have been fearfull, but relieved that it had been caught on film.
    A racist, a professional victim, a feminazi and a liar…..wow, her real parents made a lucky escape while her foster parents failed.

  • What an annoying entitled arrogant bitch. Absolutely no sense of personal responsibility for what happened.

    • Let’s face it. She wanted to be a bully and acted on that desire

  • Even if he did call her a Bitch, she admits it was a provoked response. She then claims that he didn’t consider her position, even though the video contradicts her claims. She’s claiming to be a victim even though she’s clearly not.

  • Another fail for Tindle

    I don’t believe for one second that he called her a bitch. And I have even more respect for Mr Goldstein based on his April 1 posting.

  • What about the part where she asks her friend if he has scissors?

    • Lol. I forgot about that gender-bender

      • Obligatory Lorax clip:

        • That’s great!

          Thanks for providing.

          • Happy to be of service.:)

    • She. Davia Spain. Like Tindle, she also has a reputation for bullying and threatening others in a racist fashion.

      • Could you provide a link for that?

        I don’t disbelieve you, I’ve just never seen that stated before. If I want to repeat that information then I’m going to have to be able to do so with more weight than hearsay.

        • I posted under the wrong comment, it’s up above.

        • Yeah…

    • Holy crap! Just a little over 1,100 signors needed to get to 10,000! This is the most successful change.org petition I’ve ever seen by a long-shot,

  • I would like to congratulate Miss Tindle on being even more of an obnoxious nutbag than first appeared.

  • ” Over the past few weeks I had to move from my home, change my cell phone number, and disable social media accounts.””

    Boo fucking hoo. You still haven’t learned a thing.

  • I always have to laugh when a racist can dish it out, but can’t take it.

    “A 46 second video should not define my character, myself as a person, myself as a human being.”

    These hands. These hands have built bridges, but do they call me Bonita the bridge-builder? No.
    These hands. These hands have birthed babies, but do they call me Bonita the baby-birther? No.
    But you do one racist act and you’re Bonita the Bigot!

    Yep.
    Bonita the Bigot, maybe you can date David Duke.

  • Kick her out of school. I don’t believe her. She obviously believes she can do anything to anyone with impunity. Beat it, Bonita!

  • She vomits up some black studies word salad that boils down to “I do what I want because black feel sorry for me”. How novel-black people attack and yell at strangers all the time–that is the crux of the problem the content of their character. Her Inspector Gadget friend is HI-larious though-

  • What a lot of shit. You can see in the beginning of the video that they have him boxed in. He tried to move past them, she raises her arm to block his way. That is when he “touched” her by moving her arm out of his way.

    They were clearly detaining him.

    As for him calling her a bitch. Bullshit. Listen to how he speaks. If he were to call her a bitch he would have called her one when she was physically dragging him back.

    This chick is clearly a lying sack of human shaped garbage. A bully and a coward.

  • “Listen if you want to rock locks than absolutely do it, not a single person on this planet can tell you otherwise.”
    — She then goes on to tell people why they shouldn’t be allowed to.
    “In a perfect world no one would be judged by their appearance but we don’t live in such a world…”
    — And she’s the one judging people by their appearances and helping make it less perfect.
    “But at the same time it is your body and your rules, so if you want to rock locks then absolutely do it”
    — But then essentially says: except if you’re white.

    She then goes on to apologize to herself.

    Seriously, if you want to see what delusion looks like, read that last paragraph. It’s about as hypocritical, cognitively dissonant, and self-important as anything as I’ve ever read.

    • Just so you know, the last paragraph consisted,of Mr. Goldstein’s (the victim of racist-driven bullying) comments.
      He shows how kind and,open-minded he is by taking the high road

  • Bonita Tindle’s response can be summed up basically as:

    “I am not responsible for my own actions. Everything is racist, everything is sexist, everything is homophobic and I have to point it all out. I can be a racist, ignorant bigot but it’s perfectly acceptable because of my skin color. I can invade people’s personal space, aggravate them, provoke them and when they call me out on my insanity, I’m actually the victim.”

    Textbook DARVO.

    • Want to get really mad? Google the story and read some of the black women’s blogs.
      There you will find people who violently defend all of her beliefs and actions

  • So she admits the dreads were an issue she approached him about , no mention of the inspeector gadget looking friend who she asks for scissors ( a weapon ) from , this is the biggest deflection attempt ive ever seen , being black doesnt exempt you from being a bully

  • “I have been the subject of violence”

    No she hasn’t. She ENACTED violence. Should be on charges for assault. What a self-aggrandizing moron.

  • So, after being shown on video assaulting a man over nothing more than his damned haircut, shes going to cry and try to play the victim card? Oh poor pitiful her that attacked someone for no real reason, then tried to revise the story later. Seriously? its a shame shes never going ot get hit with the assault charges she so rightly deserves.

    And honestly after all her revising and excuse making, why did she assault the CAMERAMAN TOO?

    • No shame. No self-awareness.
      She goes through life much like a parasite, enriching nobody along the way
      Nobody will miss her

  • I’ve worked at butcher shops, delis, slaughter houses and meat packing plants, but until this very day I have never seen true baloney until now.

    • Lol. That cracked me up. Thanks.

  • more like fea/feia tindle

  • Bonita Tindle breaks out the lies about viral dreadlocks video
    FEMINIST EXPRESS VICTIM CARD
    don’t leave home without it

  • “I saw a white male approaching with dreads. Triggered, I unconsciously move my arm holding the flyer further. He does not approach me to receive a flyer and continues on to his destination. Attempting to react to what triggered me, I jokingly say in a quiet voice “Not with that hair” in the opposite direction of him. My intention was to collegially provoke thought within the man to critically think about his dreads and the racial implications it has as a non-Black person.”

    The fuck kinda psychological shit is she trying to pull? Like, just a small ass little remark like that is going to cause a high-tier inner conflict resolution in this guy’s head. Like “I’ll just say this and he’ll immediately realize everything wrong and commit hair sudoku.” Just… wtf? It’s like she’s trying to invoke a mental brown note.

    • Sudoku is a word game, I think you were looking for the word “seppuku.”

      • I know this is old, but so sudoku is not a word game. It is a number puzzle type game.

  • Typical S.J.W. She assaults somebody for not agreeing with her ideology, then tries to look like the victim when she gets called out on it. I amazes me that she would even try that when they already have the whole thing on video.

  • You aren’t the victim here. You are the abuser. Next time do not accost someone in the hall for having a hairstyle you do not like. The video shows all the evidence, and that shit eating grin on your face shows you enjoyed bullying this student up until the moment your disgustingly smug smile fades once you realize the cameras are rolling. You reap what you sow.

  • what a racist person. i have zero sympathy for racism.

  • Oh yea of course she is the victim here…quick someone get her a patreon. Come on give me a break.

    Bonita is her name? Or is it Bonnie? Either way she’s just as guilty of “cultural appropriation” as she claims he is so there you go she’s also a hypocrite.

  • Complains about appropriation while appropriating a shit ton of white culture. You must forgive me for i have run out of fucks to give.

  • Looks to me like she is so used to lying to get out of problems that she does not know when to stop and what video is.

  • Let me get this straight. She insulted someone, then got mad when he insulted her back, therefore bigotry?

  • I can’t take anyone who unironically uses the word “triggered” seriously. It’s like real life Tumblr.

  • A crybully trying to make herself the victim. Nothing new under the sun.

  • So you try putting out this fire by, essentially, pouring gasoline over it.

    You’re not very bright, are you?

  • it was cut??? the video was CUT???? that shit looked PRETTY FUCKIN SMOOTH THE WHOLE WAY THROUGH! go fuck yourself Bonita, you are as bad as the fucking KKK… congratulation on making the new racism look this bad.

    Enjoy social exile…. forever. your only solace is in the arms of radical racists.

  • This is an absolutely must watch commentary to Bonita’s response. Please watch this video commentary! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4l41e-m31Q

  • “A white male”, ” The male had the opportunity to…” Yeah, okay NotsoBonita. Couldn’t even bring herself to fucking use his name–since it was all over the damned news and internet–but keeps him as a generic object. Just so all of you know, he isn’t Corey, he’s “the male”. God damn, these SJW children are SO unaware of how hypocritical they are.

  • Her name is Bonita… An appropriation of Spanish speaking culture.

  • Here’s a petition to get this piece of human trash expelled. Fuck her, Fuck her racism and Fuck her stupid SJW ideology. Bullies need to be punished. Thumbs up this post so everybody can sign it, share this petition with your friends on facebook, lets take this racist bullying piece of shit down a peg

    https://www.change.org/p/san-francisco-state-university-remove-bonita-tindle-from-campus-for-intimidation-racism-and-bullying

  • Ah, yes, make up claims that can’t be verified to excuse your aggressive and bullying behavior. I do note that the guy she was bullying wasn’t acting in any kind of aggressive manner in the video. Whereas she went full retard with her racist “I’m the real victim” rant.

  • Actually it was assault. The only reason they haven’t been “deemed” assault, is that he was nice enough to not press charges against you. You can’t Culturally Appropriate something that isn’t exclusive to you’re culture. Black people are NOT the only people in history to wear dreadlocks, despite what Millennials want to believe, or were taught by other ignorant people. I remember when we had an actual education system, and not this version of mindless indoctrination that exists now.

  • She is a racist a bigot and a sexist but in her mind everyone else is, she is violent and enjoys it and then hide behind her gender and skin color, what a disgusting human being.

  • Let’s see, Cory has the intestinal fortitude to come forward and admit that he made mistakes in this confrontation. Ms. Tindle does nothing more than throw a tantrum and try to deflect the criticism of her action while playing the “victim card” yet again.

    Ms. Tindle, the only one responsible for your future lack of employment options is you. Stop acting like a 4 year old that got caught in the cookie jar and own up to your mistakes.

    • What mistakes did Cory make besides appearing to be white on campus?

      • He did push (provoked or not he shouldn’t have pushed her). Very minor, but he was the better person and he didn’t have to apologize, but did.

        • She was blocking him from leaving. In the face of such behavior, he has the right to use reasonable force, which he did.

          • Let’s pull in a quote from one of my favorite movies, “They were so busy thinking about whether they could do it that they didn’t think whether they should.” I get why he did it, I’m not arguing that he didn’t have the “right” to do it, I’m arguing as to whether or not he should have done it. He could have turned around and walked away. That would have been the better option, but I get the heat of the moment and that his temper was up. He did remarkably well in keeping it in check and not doing something more.

  • You cannot play the victim card when you’re the aggressor and its caught on camera.

    • Except she can and she is-that is the mistake decent people make with people like Ms. Tindle. She has nothing to offer the world but headaches but we shoo her away without holding her accountable because we think- oh if she will just take her unpleasant self away I can get on with my life. Solves the problem in the short term but encourages it long term. I saw it just last night some man having a chimp-out because the store owner wouldn’t give him merchandise- a young white guy saying “I will just buy it for him” and did. Later the store owner said (after angry man left with free booty) “I wish you had not done that because now he will be back with the same act tomorrow” to the guy. SFSU proves with this article they are doing everything they can to appease Bonita encouraging her and setting her up for a life of crime.
      She will end up in a jail cell muttering nonsense about cultural appropriation. Probably after dumping a couple of children off in the system on her way -because that is what people with no sense of accountability do. SFSU’s insane cultural marxism will be partly to blame because instead of being an institution of learning and guidance it has taught her that she is incapable of being a responsible adult. To the extent that the university can’t even deal and is just waiting for her to go away- what a joke of a school. SFSU looks just as bad as Mizzou on a resumé.

      • Okay, then I suppose I should rephrase. you SHOULD not. And in a sane world, you WOULD not. lol.

  • She had the same smile as the people who used to Bully me in High School… Pure enjoyment.

  • Black privilege = right to harass others

    • You mean from police custody? As if he did anything comparable? It is great to live in a community where the goodness and idealism that so many immigrants clamor for results in them being so arrogant as to deride their benefactors. Well done. I hope crackers learn their lesson that there will never be appeasement. Our help is demanded and not appreciated and we should just say “WOAH” “Hold-up!” and withdraw it. Compassion outside of our group while admirable is not working.

  • Bull fucking shit, She did a racially motivated attack on a student, She deserves everything coming to her.

  • She keeps referring to herself as a “woman” and Goldstein as a “male” – i wonder if that says anything about her world view.

  • Interesting how Cory’s quite open about the incident, giving interviews to news outlets, and being rather magnanimous toward Bonita Tindle. But Tindle doesn’t even have the guts to speak to the student newspaper. Kinda tells you which one of them has something to hide, doesn’t it?

    I feel bad for Cory, in a way. He’s being so kind to Bonita; he’s so naive that he has no idea of the magnitude of malice Tindle was intending. It is doubtless, given Bonita’s threat, “You put your hands on me, you gonna learn,” that she was intending to have Cory accused of assault, even as she was assaulting him, with that hermaphroditic, repulsive stooge, Davia Spain, corroborating every lie Bonita would invent to get Cory in trouble.

    • ‘Davia’ was not innocent. He positioned his body like a beta-back-up- making it clear that he was blocking Cory and supporting Bonita the predatory hairdresser. Cory deserves a lot of respect and recognition for his übermensch behavior. I don’t see him getting that but wait he is accused of being ‘white’ OMG in a ‘white’ country or something? What an oppressor!

      • Very true.

      • “übermensch” is a fantastic word. I plan to borrow that. 😉

  • What a horrible human being

  • We all knew that she would justify this in the language of social justice.
    It wasn’t what we saw: A big woman was harassing a skinny guy.
    She’s the oppressed black woman who doesn’t have to check her privilege.

  • Sorry Bonita, but the rest of us have agency, consciousness, and personhood as well so you don’t get to tell us which “wrongs” should warrant our attention. Anyway, here’s a few things you might want to ponder during your self-imposed exile:

    1) If a 46-second video and the actions you took in said video should not define your character, why then should Cory’s personal choice of dreading his hair and alleged use of a “triggering” word to describe you (after imposing yourself upon him which, for all you knew at the time, might have been a “trigger” for him personally) define his character to such an extent in your eyes that you felt the need to continue to invade his space both verbally and physically despite the fact that he clearly expressed his intention to end the discussion and leave–which was and always will be his inviolable right (and anyone else’s too) as a human being regardless of racial and/or ethnic background?

    2) What you were seen doing in the video would indeed be considered assault, and that’s even *before* taking into account when you grabbed his arm and tried to prevent him from leaving.

    3) “Having a voice” is *not* synonymous with forcing someone else to accept your opinion as an objective truth. And yes, the views you were expressing were entirely subjective which makes arguing with him because he refused to adopt them as his own views amount to you trying to impose your will on him without his consent. In future, I’d suggest either agreeing to disagree or letting the other person continue on their way before the situation pointlessly escalates to the violent level it did here.

    4) You have the right to experience your blackness and consider both that and your personal black experience to be noteworthy and universally accepted as worthwhile endeavors. The rest of us have the right to openly disagree with your assessment of their importance, if not their existence beyond anything more than simply being dubious “academic” concepts, and/or ignore you while you’re engaged in the aforementioned activities.

    The viewpoints you have adopted for yourself and expressed both in the original video and your Facebook post will not serve you well in the long run, especially once you leave the echo chamber of college life. Hopefully you will actually learn something useful from this experience after further reflection on it. But your response is far from encouraging.

    • Great response!

  • She thinks by qualifying her gestures as “non-violent”, it helps her cause. Quite laughable, indeed. She should have left the man alone. Part of the guy’s response is the kind of mentality you get from your average brain dead prog.

    Oppression. Cultural ties. Oh Jeez.

  • In addition to defining herself as a victim, Bonerita also believes that her gender-bender friend is a victim as well

    All that Grace Jones / Mr. Ed hybrid did was grin like a toothy long-faced jack@ss while Ms Tindle assaulted Mr Goldstein

    In fact, people like your enabling, stupid-as-shyte-looking, scissor bearing friend, Bonita, do not serve you well. Perhaps you should chose your confederates with greater wisdom

  • – Bonita: My social justice deck has no patethic card society… but it does contain the unstopable black victim card.
    – Society: Black victim card! Its not possible, no one has never been able to call that!
    – Bonita: Black victim card… OBLITERATE!
    – Society: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

  • doubles down on dumb..

  • Me: Whatcha got there under you arms Ms. Tindle?

    Bonita: Oh these? They’re my misogyny and racism crutches. I use them whenever I really need them.

    Me: Hmmm? Okay. And what are those in your hand, flyers?

    Bonita: No, not flyers. They’re race and misogyny cards. I have a whole deck of them. Like the crutches, I play them whenever I need them.

    Me: Interesting. You know, everything that I seen and read about you so far makes you seem like you’re a pretty insufferable and terrible person. Not to mention racist, sexist and bigoted.

    Bonita: Yup. Pretty much.

  • I am TRAVIS ROGERS ON YOUTUBE.

  • Hostile, intolerant and a liar. I’m sure Hillary would love to have Bonita work for her campaign.

  • doesn’t seem like she’s learned very much from this. all this negative attention she’s receiving is someone else’s fault. we can only control our own actions, bonita. you can’t reclaim the victim status here. the way to get people off your back is to apologize, make no excuses and just be a positive contributor to the dialog moving forward. everyone has bad days. yours just got posted. that doesn’t make you a martyr.

  • Oh to be young, and to joke with people about things you apparently hold dear in a way that gives off absolutely no indication you were kidding. Oh she smiled with warmth and radiated kindness, but that evil racist cameraman somehow made me seem like an angry black woman because of racism.

  • So she learned nothing and at least so far is incapable of personal growth

  • This is where we need to stand and tell SJW’s to piss off. Tindle’s actions are not acceptable and are quite simply criminal assault. There is no such thing as cultural appropriation. America is a melting pot of hundreds of different cultures. If she really believes in cultural appropriation, then why is she wearing boots or jeans and speaking English? Those are all technically cultural appropriation by her definition.

  • She’s a sociopathic loon… (in addition to being an entitled, violent, racist bully). She blocked his path of exit and escape from her bullying. Then she pushed him backward, and grabbed him and drug him backward. All the while, gleefully laughing at her racist, snarky, bullying behavior…. That is, right up to the point she tried to pretend HE was the one grabbing her, and suddenly discovered her entire showcase of racist, bullying antics were being recorded. THAT is when she was “triggered” and the angry part came out. Lie to someone else, honey. You’re exposed.

  • I call B.S on the “bitch” line. No way did the kid with the dreads call her a bitch

  • Why not have all those involved agree to participate in a moot court? Showing various court procedures (the testimony of witnesses, cross-examination procedures, the presentation of evidence) could turn a rather unfortunate occurrence into a illuminating learning experience.

  • This seems to be about more than race or even culture. That’s what she chose to make it about. It was extraordinarily convenient that he had that hairstyle; she jumped on that as a reason to indulge in her more ordinary, genuine intent: plain, ole bullying. This was about power. This was about a compulsion to aggressively assert power over an individual that she had reason to believe could not assert himself or fight back without being the one who would end up as the one blamed for the confrontation.

    But just look at her expression. She’s positively gleeful during the entire exchange. She was joyful and excited. If we could go back into her past I’m willing to bet she’s bullied, harassed and picked on many others, probably as far back as grade school. And I’m willing to bet that she ran around with a gang of other, tough black girls who meted out punishment to other weaker kids, and I’m willing to bet most of her victims were other black girls.

  • Bonita Tindle is a bigot, a racist and a bully. She needs to own up to the consequences of her actions. Period.

  • Maddy Gray sounds like a lying POS

  • The term ‘Trigger Warning’ triggers me.

  • With Freedom comes Responsibility. And this young women seems to think only the “Freedom” part pertains to her. Did anyone else notice how she defended her actions because she wanted her “Voice” heard? How she had been “triggered”? How she “subconsciously” responded with touch? Yes, she has the right to her “Voice” but others have an equal right to their ears…and don’t have to listen. She may have been triggered, but so what? That isn’t an excuse, it’s a reason to double check yourself. And, why is her subconscious touch okay, but his subconscious flight response not okay?

  • Bonita, sweetheart, you asked for trouble and you got it. And you blacks are every bit as prejudiced as any other demographic. You are a student. It’s time you learned that what goes around comes around. You’ll be remembered for this for a long time. Hope you’re happy.

  • if what she said happened its true that just makes it even worse, “he called me a bitch so i to prove him right” its the bottomline of what she claims happened.

  • I don’t think she understands what gently means. This post does nothing good for her. The persecution complex is bizarre.

  • “He does not approach me to receive a flyer and continues on to his destination.” So, she admits that SHE provoked the situation. Good.

  • Man, she really packed in as many tumblr buzzwords as she could here.

    That video was not edited in any way, it was not paused, or audio recorded over, and she was laughing, threatening to get scissors to chop his hair of, and blatantly mocking him throughout the entire thing like a child. She was gleeful, taking pleasure in knowing she could manhandle that guy however rough she had to and if he reported it she could literally say anything she wanted to get out of it. And even get him in some serious trouble if she felt like it. She even threatened so. And “gently” grabbed him? No. She vigorously pulled him back down the stairs after he tried peacefully to walk away from the encounter. We can all see it there in the video. She can’t try to lie about that. This wasn’t her trying to have an open conversation with a peer, an equal, this was a person wanting what they have deemed an “enemy pawn” to stop, listen, and obey. That’s it. Then she got furious when he did not grant her authority over him. No one is obligated to “hear your voice” especially if you start to get handsy with them. It doesn’t matter if it was “provoked” or not. No where is it justifiable to violently, physically attack someone over some mean words.

    And yea, if she really is getting death threats and her physical safety is in danger, I agree no one deserves that. However, this longwinded, poor me, pity me, I’ve been so wronged, rant is blaming every little thing and every one else in the world…but herself and her bad choices.

    Take some responsibility for yourself Tindle. This entire debacle was your own fault. And your knowledge of that is evident at the end of that video when you suddenly realized you had been caught red handed.

  • She could have admitted she messed up instead of making claims about suspect white male and all sorts of nonsense. She was the one getting aggressive with this dopey kid in dreads. Her approach was off and she can’t admit it.

  • Is Bonita T. still enrolled in that school as an active student, or is she ‘on hiatus’?

  • It was nice of her to apologise like that.

  • “Not with that hair”
    “You can tell me that the decisions I made are right or wrong but what we need to focus on is the wrong in the response to the video”

    Translation …”I was caught making a racist comment and BLM’ing but….LOOK OVER THERE… look at all the hatred in the reactions…RACISTS”

  • He does not owe her an appology, He can try to feel empathy. But she brought this on herself.

  • Tindle thinks that Goldstein was only allowed to use his hands if she touched him first. No. If someone is in your face like that, blocking you from leaving, you have every right to touch them to attempt to leave. He didn’t punch her – he tried to move her arm because she was blocking him from leaving. She in turn touched him so that he COULDN’T leave. Hers was assault. His was not.

    It’s a shame that so much has happened to Tindle as a result of the video, but none of that is Goldstein’s fault, and none of that absolves Tindle from what she did. How would she like it if Goldstein had been the aggressor…grabbing Tindle so she couldn’t leave….and then Goldstein was posting about how the video of him assaulting a woman garnered death threats and we should all feel bad for him?

  • Bonita, it’s real simple. This is what you say: “I’m sorry. I should not have attempted to restrain him by holding his wrist and yanking him back. I should not have harassed him about his personal choice in hair style. I regret my actions. I hope everyone can forgive me.”

    Then the situation is done. Everyone moves on. Instead, you double down by continuing to insist you were not only right in what you did, but are a victim. You’re unbelievable.

  • As a black woman I am embarrassed. She’s so far gone she doesn’t even try to apologize for part in it. I hope she gets expelled, because if the races were switched wed be looking at a witch hunt. A racist is a racist no matter what!

  • So she still doesn’t get it, because she believes her racist angry ass is a victim.

  • bonita is an asshole who exercises little wisdom, and too much bullying. a fool

  • STFU Bonita Tindle you utterly ridiculous and completely arrogant stupid fucking bitch. Only now do you realize your steady diet of black privilege led you to a point where you believed you could say and do whatever you wanted without consequence. Well, guess what, you stupid bitch: consequences!

  • In the video she is never asking “why did you call me a bitch” nor does she look upset. She is grinning as she molests him, provokes him, pulls him down the stairs, at one point attempts to falsely accuse him of touching her, and then assaults the cameraperson. She doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

  • What a bunch of apologist rationalizing. There is no discussion about how a person wishes to wear their hair. Isn’t that a core tenet of feminism? That a person can do what they want with their body? Bonita, you’re a shameless rationalizing hypocrite. Go fuck yourself.

  • I’m a black man and the bulls#@t of an excuse you posted is pathetic, a hoodrat in college is still a hoodrat. Whatever you say was left out of the video is irrelevant, you verbally assaulted multiple people and you didn’t have a problem with that but when it comes back to you, you don’t deserve it. Please, your just an angry, yea I said it trifling black thinking your more intelligent than you are, sit down, shut up and check yo self before you wreck yo self.

  • As someone, a white male, who freely admits to being intensely racially conscious, I feel a sense of gratitude to Bonita Tindle. Her aggressive and unpleasant behaviour vindicates my belief that black and white people should not co-habit in the same societies. My belief is that although the various human races all came into being by divine decree, whatever were the biological processes involved, each and every race has the right to an autonomous existence. Racial separatism is an entirely legitimate political objective PROVIDING that it is brought about by ethical means.

  • This is the biggest bunch of crap. She is now trying to paint herself as a victim because she made an ass of herself. She is as racist as they come. If this was a white man or even a white female who went up to a black woman and told them they could not wear their hear silky and soft and blonde or red like a white woman and then proceeded to grab her and tell a friend to bring a pair of scissors to cut her hair off you bet all hell would break loose. They would probably be marching about it. That and besides the fact that she is completly misinformed of the origins of dredlocks, many cultures have worn them in history before egyptians and not all of them were black. I don’t understand how people say they want racial equality yet they do things like this to further the divide. It is shameful.

  • Tindle is an arrogant thug and should have been expelled by now, but this is San Francisco so of course that hasn’t, likely won’t ever happen. Her use of half-baked psychobabble and Sociology 101 textbook terms to get around her thuggish conduct is almost Orwellian but I won’t pay her the compliment. She probably has never read Orwell, nor would/could she ever get his message anyway.

  • She’s a pathological liar, like Tawanna Brawley and Asha Burwell.

  • That happened to me, once. I couldn’t believe it… The girl was caught bullying me and claimed that my using that word was the impetus. I was a kid then and very idealistic… and the idea of lying..of betraying the true meaning of civil rights history went against the very progressive and honest way I had been raised. A little part of my innocence died that day.

    • I was falsely accused of battery by black women-twice! One time I was cleared by a crystal clear video, but they wouldn’t charge her with filing a false police report. The other time I was hauled away from my home in handcuffs. When she didn’t show up in court, they dropped the charges with a lecture that suggested I had intimidated her into not testifying. Oh, and the cops called me racist.

  • SPOT ON!!! 🍺🍺🍺 read my mind.

  • How convenient, he called you a bitch before the camera was rolling. Interestingly enough you forget to mention that during the rest of your confrontation. If he called you a bitch, you would’ve mentioned that in EVERY other sentence.

  • This is part of the problem… of interaction between the races. Read the comments below and just feel the animosity and the judging and the lack of empathy. Some of us just can’t (or won’t) put ourselves in the other person’s place. We assign negative attributes to anyone who doesn’t agree with us and react like spoiled brats. I read most of the comments below and I am disgusted.

  • Honestly I think if there hadn’t been a video she would have accused him of assault, and her friend who was there would have backed up everything she said, and people would have attacked this innocent guy because a poor oppressed black college student would NEVER lie, right?

  • sue her

  • Tindle is so full of herself she can’t even admit she attacked him, she can’t even admit that she acted the fool and the angry black woman role she claims to oppose. She should have been fired long ago.

  • Good thing there is a video, so you can see that she lied straight thru her teeth. Even tho only part of the video was shown, the guy walked away when she desperately deflected the argument by asking him, “Where is Egypt?” as she was laughing at hos lack of answer. She wasn’t tryna educate him, she was tryna make him feel stupid. Please.

  • What a complete and utter load of nonsense this article and this woman ‘s “defense” of her actions are!

    *I was triggered so following him into the building and confronting him was justified*…..

    *He touched me first trying to leave the conversation so i “nonviolent placed my open hand on his shoulder”* lmfao! Yeah you totally didn’t try to block his way and then grab onto his arm to bring him back down the steps against his will.

    Are you so stupid that you can’t tell the video plainly shows that everything you are saying is a complete lie.

    Maybe work on not being “triggered” by something so silly. Even if he did call you a bitch he was right to do so…. YOU ARE ONE!