Arizona State disciplines Black students over racially-charged on-campus incident

In a pleasantly surprising twist, a judgment of official discipline has been handed down against a pair of Arizona State University (ASU) students who aggressively confronted two others on campus earlier this year for displaying a sticker supporting police, and the perpetrators of the abuse have now issued a defiant video in response.

Back in September, two minority students angrily approached two white males who were studying in a campus building, one of whom had a “Police Lives Matter” sticker on the lid of his laptop computer, telling the men that they were “offensive,” and that they had no business occupying seats in what they referred to as a “multicultural space.” WATCH:

One of those claiming offense due to the white men’s presence filmed the exchange and can be heard in the background of the viral video, “This is the violence that ASU does and this is the type of people that they protect. Okay, this white man things he can take up our space. And this is why we need a multicultural space, because they think they can get away with this s**t.”

At the time of the incident, officials from ASU told Fox News that they were aware of the altercation and would be “discussing it with all involved,” adding that “differences of opinion are part of the university experience” and that ASU “expects respectful dialogue between students in all engagements.”

According to Phoenix Fox affiliate KSAZ, the students responsible for instigating and recording the scene revealed last month that judgment had indeed been handed down by the university and that they were being disciplined as a result, receiving a warning as well an instruction to write a three-page essay on how to engage others with civility, even during disagreements.

“ASU is on fire. I cannot continue. I cannot continue creating pathways to help Black students get into ASU if ASU is going to attack, harass, and not support Black students,” said Sarra Tekola, one of the minority students involved in the events at issue, who subsequently joined Mastaani Qureshi, the other student present during the altercation, in producing a bizarre video answer to the university’s decision.

The duo claims ASU “openly discriminated” against them by handing down discipline they described as “actually violent” from what they deemed a “racially biased investigation” and pledged to “give ASU an educational intervention,” though what that might entail went unexplained.

Unfortunately, the conduct of these two women seems to be par for the course on woke college campuses across the country, and while some would surely support harsher consequences for what amounted to an egregious act of overt racism on their part, kudos to ASU for taking at least some action in response.