Baylor police suspend investigation of alleged racial abuse

Natasha Nkhama reported that as she was walking to class on Nov. 9, a male student went out of his way to bump into her and push her off a sidewalk while making a racial slur. (File)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Baylor University police have suspended their investigation of a black student’s complaint in that a male student went out of his way the day after the Nov. 8 presidential election to bump into her and push her off a sidewalk while he made a racial comment about her.

“This guy went out of his way to bump into me and shove me off the sidewalk and said no (N-word) allowed on sidewalks,” Natasha Nkhama said in a Facebook video post about the incident on Nov. 9 that went viral.

“He was like ‘I’m just trying to make America great again,’” she said

She said another male student who was walking by came to her defense and confronted the student who assaulted her.

The university took the student’s claim seriously and officials met with her on Nov. 10.

The next day, dozens of students and faculty members met to “walk with Natasha” to class.

Nkhama said she didn’t know either of the students and university officials at the time said they weren’t able to identify either the student who allegedly abused her or the student who came to her aid.

The case remained active until Monday, but then was suspended, according to an update on the university’s online Campus Crime & Fire Log.