Lolade Siyonbola: Black Yale Student Who Had The Cops Called On Her Napping Speaks Out

Aaron Homer

Lolade Siyonbola just wanted to take a nap.

The black Yale student, who became the center of a racism controversy last week, spoke to ABC News Monday to open up about the controversy that started a conversation about racial profiling on campus.

As you may recall, last week Siyonbola posted a video, which immediately went viral, of her encounter with Yale University police. As reported by the Inquisitr, the 34-year-old African Studies student had been working on a "marathon of papers" last week in her dorm's common room when she became exhausted and decided to catch a few winks. A white student called the cops on her, and thus began a 20-minute ordeal during which she was repeatedly questioned, even after opening the door to her dorm room in order to prove to the cops that she had the right to be there.

"I am not going to justify my existence here."
"I have always said to myself since Sandra Bland was killed. I said to myself if I ever have an encounter with police I'll film myself."

In fact, the friend, Reneson Jean-Louis, confirmed to WTNH-TV (Hartford) that "Sarah" had called the police on him for no good reason three months ago. He later submitted a complaint, which he claims the Ivy League university failed to act on.

Sandra Bland.

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 14, 2018

"You have alumni saying that this woman has called police on them prior."