University of Kentucky Student Hurls Racial Slurs and Attacks a Student

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A video went viral on social media this week of a Black student at University of Kentucky enduring racial slurs from a White student. The video shows a White girl pushing the Black girl around.

Meanwhile, the victim addressed a crowd of supporters. “My name is Kylah Spring.”

Undoubtedly with tears in her eyes, the college freshman said during Monday night’s rally: “This is a recurring issue across American school systems no matter what age.”

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“I am deeply saddened by the events that took place, but I am most grateful for justice that is to come. And to Ms. Rosing, you will not break my spirit.”

The Delinquent Was Charged

Meanwhile, Sophia Rosing, 22, is facing assault charges after she repeatedly hurled a racial slur at a Black student on campus. The incident took place early Sunday morning, a university police report says.

This photo provided by Fayette County Detention Center shows Sophia Rosing.
Fayette County Detention Center via AP

“I was physically, verbally and racially assaulted,” Spring told the crowd Monday night.

Additionally, Rosing refused to give her name when authorities were called. She was taken into custody at the Fayette County Detention Center and registered as Jane Doe and has since been released from custody after her parents paid a cash bond of $10,000, according to Peters. Apart from this, Rosing pleaded not guilty according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s office.

The woman told police she “has lots of money and get[s] special treatment,” the police report said. To add, when told to sit back in a chair, the girl kicked the arresting officer and bit their hand.

Furthermore, she faces two assault charges, one against Spring and the other towards a police officer. She was also given a disorderly misconduct charge and a public intoxication charge, according to her lawyer.

Overall, University President Eli Capilouto released a statement following the incident condemning the behavior and said the school “will not tolerate it under any circumstance. The safety and well-being of our community has been — and will continue to be — our top priority.”

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