The University of Nottingham Trent student Rufaro Chisango shared a video online of people chanting “We hate the blacks” outside her uni door and hid in her room. She reported the incident to the school authorities but nothing was done for few days
These weren’t strangers, they were people to saw every day around the area. After hearing the chant, she spoke to her mum on the phone and she advised her to report the incident which she did, but nothing was done. She wrote a statement to her school and posted the incident on social media and this was when she was eventually heard.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences, but were later released pending an investigation. Rufaro says she is the only black student living on her halls floor and believes she was targeted.
In this video below, Rufaro joins Phillip and Holly, along with Tatenda Kanyere, the university’s African & Caribbean Society president, who helped push the social media campaign.