The United States of America is not a country that is racist on a structural level. As a whole, we are not a racist country and systemic racism is not something that we have here in the U.S. But do racial prejudice and racial hatred problems exist? It would be just as wrong as racism to deny that there are some sick people living in America that do practice these sick habits.
There are ignorant people who hold onto idiotic beliefs, albeit this is not the norm. A senior at the University of Kentucky was one such person. Sophia Rosing may not be dumb, or maybe she is, but her recent behavior makes it clear that she has a substance abuse problem.
Recently, at 4:00 in the morning, University of Kentucky campus police responded to a call. Rosing is accused of assaulting a member of the residence hall staff, and that staff member was Kylah Spring.
She is a 19-year-old black freshman. Rosing was captured on video punching Spring. She repeatedly called Spring the “n-word,” while slamming her in the stomach. The victim says that Rosing kicked her in the stomach while demeaning her with racist slurs.
Rosing told campus police, “The girl starts saying things like, ‘do my chores, it’s not my fault that you’re black, it’s not my fault that you’re ugly,’ and at this point she’s like singing the n-word.” The arrival of police didn’t deter the radically violent Rosing.
Obviously drunk, she kicked and bit the arresting officer. Furthermore, Rosing insisted that she was “wealthy and accustomed to special treatment.” A local judge gave her the special treatment of a $10,000 bond.
Rosing has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Students at U.K. held a “March Against Racism” rally at the school’s library Monday night. They demand that the university take action. A spokesperson for The University of Kentucky says multiple investigations are ongoing.
They say further charges could be filed based on these investigations. University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto posted on Twitter that Rosing has been banned from campus. Likewise, she has been suspended indefinitely.
The president said, “We also must be committed to holding people accountable for their actions.” Sophia Rosing is the epitome of a self-entitled, spoiled brat. She does not represent most Americans. However, this young lady suffers from grave emotional disorders.
To have acted the way she did, drunk or not, is unconscionable. These types of incidents are what radicals seize upon to insist that racism is a systemic issue. It’s not. There are just some really stupid people who do some really senseless things.