After two students were reprimanded by Arizona State University for harassing two conservative white students, they are now accusing the university of conducting a “racially biased investigation.”
In a video, Mastaani Qureshi and Sarra Tekola claimed that they were punished by the university for “defending our multicultural center from racism and sexism,” and that the campus is “a violent place.”
Qureshi and Tekola made headlines when they posted a video of themselves harassing two students that were studying in the multicultural center. Qureshi and Tekola found the students’ “police lives matter” sticker and “Did not vote for Biden” shirt offensive.
In Qureshi and Tekola’s recent video, they said, “Dear White People, A.K.A. ASU — You openly discriminated against us on November 16 when you handed down your decision from your racially biased investigation.”
According to the Daily Mail, ASU told Tekola and Qureshi that their confrontation “was not respectful dialogue, and its heated nature in an enclosed space where numerous other students were studying caused disruption to their activities as well as to the previously quiet study activities of the students who you confronted.”
The two students said they were reprimanded by being ordered to write a three-page paper explaining how they would react in a more civil way in the future.
Tekola and Qureshi said, “we are going to give ASU an educational intervention on why telling students of color at ASU to be more civil in the face of white supremacy and neo-nazism on this campus is actually violent.”