‘Dear White People’ Cast Shares Exclusive Details From Episode 5's Gripping Scene

Since it’s April 28 Netflix release, ‘Dear White People’ has received near-universal praise for the ways it tackles the complex but important topic of race. 

The show was adapted from the 2014 film of the same name directed by Justin Simien, who also directed the series. Both explore blackness from the perspective of several students who attend the fictional school of Winchester University.

Throughout the 10 episodes of its first season, the characters in “Dear White People” unpack their own unique relationships with race as well as those of people around them who perceive it in different, and sometimes damaging, ways. Their stories are a part of what makes the show most striking, the experiences each character faces reflect some aspect of life black people can encounter ― from colorism to interracial dating. 

Perhaps nowhere in the show is portrayal of the reality of racial experiences more profound than in the show’s fifth episode. Now, an exclusive video shared by Netlfix with HuffPost features cast members from “Dear White People” who detail exactly how and why the episode’s striking ending scene was so important to include. 

(Spoiler alert: Details from the episode will be dished below.)

Each episode shifts its focus to a new character and episode 5, which was directed by the Oscar-winning moviemaker Barry Jenkins, spotlighted Reggie, a smart, suave and socially-aware student determined to rev up the revolution and wake the campus up to the plight of black Americans.

Reggie is both admired and disliked by many ― praised by those who appreciate his honest take on racism and pushed aside by critics, mostly white students, who simply don’t seem to understand.

When a campus party was blasted for having white students show up in blackface, Reggie was the among the first to help shut it down. And when two armed white campus police officers were called to a party late one night, Reggie was the only man in front of the gun.

Because after all, while Reggie’s blackness makes him feel unapologetically proud, it also paints him as a mischief to those who practice racial bias and subscribe to such limiting stereotypes surrounding people of color, like many among the police. 

“When I read episode 105, I cried and I cried every time after that thinking about certain scenes,” says actor Marque Richardson, who plays Reggie, in the video given to HuffPost. 

The last part of episode 5 is set at a party thrown by Reggie’s white friend Addison, played by Nolan Gerard Funk. Reggie’s friends eventually encourage him to go out and enjoy his Saturday night, because after all “sometimes being carefree and black is an act of revolution,” he’s reminded.

“Reggie is all about the movement and he is sort of relentlessly, relentlessly trying to figure out a way to get people on campus to be involved and to care about the issues without coming off across like an angry black guy, which he has every right to be,” Simien says in the video.

Reggie reluctantly gives in and ends up at the party where he is greeted with a sea of white faces ― but that doesn’t stop him from becoming the life of the party. He socializes, dances and ultimately shows off his skills as he effortlessly defeats his opponents at trivia and is praised for being the champ of the game. But the fun soon stops after Addison, dances beside him to a rap song from Future while freely repeating the word “niggas.”

“Just don’t say ‘nigga,’” Reggie tells him. Addison asks what’s so wrong if he does and tries to explain why he doesn’t think simply repeating the word makes him racist.   

Reggie attempts to paint the problem clear but the conversation quickly escalates as the room goes silent and turns their attention on the two. In those moments, someone calls the campus police and within minutes, two officers arrive at the party to confront Reggie and Addison ― except Reggie is the only one questioned. He tells them he is a student of the campus but the officer insists he must see Reggie’s ID to confirm that fact.

“Why do you need to see my ID?” Reggie asks after other students, including Addison, try to explain to the cops that he is in fact a student.

The cop raises his voice as he demands identification to which a frustrated Reggie responds: “Fuck these pigs, man.” Within seconds, the officer removes his weapon and points his gun directly at Reggie as he stands in fear for his life.

“I was glad Marque took so much weight on his shoulders,” says actor Brandon T. Bell who plays Troy Fairbanks, a black student running for campus president, in the show. “You just get really emotional… you try to figure out why you have so many questions but I think it’s good that we tackle them.”

Bell isn’t the only cast member who believes that “Dear White People” does an excellent job at depicting how blackness can be treated in America through this episode. “You realize how real the show is in that moment,” says John Patrick Amedorie, who plays Gabe. “It was insane to think that this could happen at any point in time in any of these kid’s lives.”

However, the emotions each character displayed came from a very real place. The cast taped the first season last year, which was filled with constant news of police killing black lives around the country, and they were forced to deal with the reality of those deaths while also doing a show that spoke to the core of why such killings are so painful for so many.

We’re all sort of trying to figure out this thing called civil rights in the 21st century.”
Justin Simien

“I remember when Philando Castile was killed, we came into work that next day and everybody was devastated,” says Stephanie Allain, an executive producer for the show. “We were literally sick over it. We had to incorporate that feeling into the show.”

For Richardson, seeing black death so publicly displayed in the news left him feeling fear and shame, he says in the video. He references his young nephew and the worry he has for how he may treated him as a black kid in America.

“This is my reality at this time but my nephew who is 2 years old this will be his reality as well,” he says in the video, “and that just broke my heart.”

However, Simien says Reggie is one of the show’s most relatable characters. He believes Reggie carries the internal conflict so many people these days can feel in trying to figure out productive ways to tackle racism and all cases of injustice.

“What does it mean to be an activist in this modern era? How do you actually rally people? How do you do more than get just angry?” Simien says in the video.

“I think in a lot of ways, we’re all Reggie too. We’re all sort of trying to figure out this thing called civil rights in the 21st century.”  

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An NBA Player's Life Gets Derailed By Racial Profiling

Things were going well for Mike Scott before police pulled over his car on July 30, 2015. 

He had just finished up the best season of his career as a key member of the Atlanta Hawks’ 2014-2015 team, which had surprised the basketball world when it took the league by storm, winning 60 games and claiming the No. 1 in the Eastern Conference over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers.

But outside Atlanta on Interstate 85, deputies of the Banks County Sheriff’s Office decided to take a look around Scott’s car, which his 20-year-old brother had been driving. Inside, they allegedly found marijuana and MDMA, enough of the stuff for Scott to face two felony possession counts and the possibility of 25 years in prison.

Scott would play 75 games the next season, but only 18 this past one. A knee injury took him out at first. But then, it was the dark cloud hanging over him.

The Hawks traded him to the Phoenix Suns, who promptly waived him. Other teams considered signing the forward ― playoff teams, even, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, but they all decided against it. The case was just too much trouble to deal with. He has yet to find another job in the NBA.

On Friday, a Banks County Superior Court judge all but ended the case against Scott on the grounds that he and his brother had been the subjects of racial profiling. Judge Currie Mingledorff signed a ruling that suppressed the evidence because the deputies “did not enforce the law in a racially neutral manner.”

Mingledorff said the country sheriffs did not have adequate reason to stop the car, nor arrest Scott, nor search his vehicle.

The judge focused special attention on Brent Register, a deputy who had acted as a key witness in the case. To start, Register had provided “testimony that was in contradiction to admitted documentary evidence,” Mingledorff said.

But perhaps even more significantly, the arrest of Scott had been part of a larger pattern for Register, who between 2015 and 2016 had pulled over 1,400 vehicles, leading to 47 arrests. Of those 47 people that Register had arrested, 44 had been minorities. 

These numbers are truly shocking,” Mingledorff said. 

Earlier this week, Scott’s attorney, Steve Weiner, told AJC.com over email that he had never seen profiling quite on the level of what Scott had experienced. 

“In my 35 years of practicing law, this could be the worst case of racial profiling I have ever seen, and hopefully this will lead to Banks County, Georgia, re-evaluating their policies,” Weiner said.

The ruling comes almost exactly a month after Scott’s former teammate Thabo Sefolosha cleared his own name in a battle with another police department: the NYPD. 

Sefolosha had been a member of that same 2014-2015 Atlanta Hawks team when a police officer knocked him down and arrested him outside a Manhattan nightclub in 2015, breaking his right fibula and sidelining him for the season. 

Sefolosha was originally charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct, but a jury eventually acquitted him on all counts. Last month, New York agreed to settle a subsequent lawsuit he filed with the city for $4 million ― a “substantial” amount of which he is going to donate to help train public defenders. 

The incident had occurred on April 8, 2015. Two months later, Scott would be arrested, as well. 

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NYC Takes A Major Step Toward Closing The Wage Gap

New York City is taking steps to make equal pay a reality.

On Thursday evening, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign legislation that will make it illegal for employers to base a person’s salary on the salaries they earned with previous employers, according to a press release from his office. This law, which passed a City Council vote with flying colors last month, was written to support women and people of color. 

A summary of the new law, which was introduced by public advocate Letitia James in August of last year, reads as such: 

This bill would prohibit employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history during all stages of the employment process. In the event that an employer is already aware of a prospective employee’s salary history, this bill would prohibit reliance on that information in the determination of salary. 

“Being underpaid once should not condemn one to a lifetime of inequity,” James said in a statement when the bill passed in April. “We will never close the wage gap unless we continue to enact proactive policies that promote economic justice and equity.” 

The new law comes six months after de Blasio signed a similar one in November 2016, which limited the ban on asking about a potential employee’s previous salary to government employers; this new law will apply city-wide to public and private institutions. 

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One Of These Designs Will Become NYC's Next 'I Voted' Sticker

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The second best part of voting ― right up there behind making your opinion heard while participating in the perpetuation of democracy ― is, of course, the “I Voted” sticker.

Just think of the inexplicable rush of pride and excitement you feel upon slapping those little disposable badges of honor upon your chest. 

New Yorkers voting in September’s primary election ― Sept. 12, write it down! ― should be even more excited to know that they’ll be receiving a freshly designed “I Voted” sticker this year. And you, engaged New York citizen, get to help choose which one

The NYC Campaign Finance Board is now hosting the NYC Votes “I Voted” Sticker Contest ― in which users are encouraged to pick the next official sticker art. There are currently 10 finalists in the running ― most made by designers based in one of the city’s five boroughs (plus one gentleman from Kansas City). The winning artist will have the surreal opportunity to see his or her work stuck to the majority of New Yorkers for one special day. 

Check out the finalists and their work below, along with quotes describing their visions. Vote on your first, second and third preferences here before the “polls” close on May 9 at 9 p.m. ET.

If only there was an “I Voted” sticker to vote on “I Voted” stickers, amiright?

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Barack And Michelle Obama Are Back From Vacation, And They're Looking Slick

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Barack and Michelle Obama are back from vacation and looking great. 

The former president and FLOTUS made an appearance in Chicago on Wednesday to discuss plans for the Obama Presidential Center.

Michelle wore a gorgeous black and white dress that reminded us of the sleek printed dresses from her White House wardrobe. Barack looked relaxed in a black suit, white shirt and no tie. 

At the event, Obama announced that he and Michelle will donate $2 million of their own money toward jobs for Chicago youth this summer. 

“We don’t want to wait for a building,” he said. “One of the things that we will be starting this year is Michelle and I personally are going to donate $2 million to our summer jobs programs here in the community, so that right away, young people can get to work and we can start providing opportunities to all of them.” 

Since leaving the White House in January, the two have taken time off to travel. They visited Palm Springs right after the inauguration, followed by a trip to Richard Branson’s private escape, Necker Island. 

From there, Obama headed to Marlon Brando’s old escape, Tetiaroa, in the South Pacific. He later met up with Michelle and a few of their famous friend (Tom Hanks, Oprah and Bruce Springsteen) to spend some time on billionaire David Geffen’s yacht.

Needless to say, we’re happy they’re back. 

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Cory Booker Spells Out His Twitter Advice For Donald Trump In New Video

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) desperately wants President Donald Trump to switch up his Twitter game for the good.

Instead of using the microblogging service as a way to be “demeaning and degrading,” Trump should harness his “powerful” platform to help “elevate the conversation,” Booker says in a Vox video posted on Thursday.

People sometimes wonder if it would be better for the world if Trump just stayed off Twitter, Booker noted in the video. The president has 28.7 million followers and frequently trashes political opponents and celebrities online.

But Booker said that rather than silencing Trump’s tweets, he’d simply prefer to see the commander in chief “not being mean.”

Booker knows a thing or two about using social media to his advantage. He’s humorously promoted his city through a lighthearted beef with late-night TV host Conan O’Brien. He’s even used Twitter to score a dinner date with “The Mindy Project” star Mindy Kaling.

“Be a uniting force, not a dividing force,” Booker urged Trump. “Be an elevating force, not a degrading force.”

Check out the full video above.

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Trump Administration Hires Official Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Students

By Justin Elliott

A political appointee hired by the Trump administration for a significant State Department role was accused of multiple sexual assaults as a student several years ago at The Citadel military college.

Steven Munoz was hired by the Trump administration as assistant chief of visits, running an office of up to 10 staffers charged with the sensitive work of organizing visits of foreign heads of state to the U.S. That includes arranging meetings with the president.

At The Citadel, five male freshmen alleged that Munoz used his positions as an upperclassman, class president and head of the campus Republican Society to grope them. In one incident, a student reported waking up with Munoz on top of him, kissing him and grabbing his genitals. In another, on a trip to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., a student said that Munoz jumped on him in bed and he “felt jerking and bouncing on my back.”

An investigation by The Citadel later found that “certain assaults likely occurred.” A local prosecutor reviewed the case and declined to seek an indictment.

Munoz’s hiring raises questions about the Trump administration’s vetting of political appointees, which has been both slow and spotty, with multiple incidents of staff being fired only weeks into their jobs, including for disloyalty to Trump. The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Munoz, a Miami native, worked as a political consultant in South Carolina after graduating from The Citadel in 2011. He was publicly reported to be under investigation the following year around the time he was working for Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign. Stories from that time, which outline some but not all of the allegations against Munoz, are easy to find via a simple Google search.

Details of the case, drawn from an extensive, previously unreported police case file, also raise questions about The Citadel’s response to the alleged string of assaults, according to experts in campus sexual assault. After one student reported to a school official in 2010 that Munoz had sexually assaulted him, The Citadel didn’t discipline Munoz. Instead, it gave him a warning.

Over the next year and a half, Munoz allegedly assaulted four other students. Those incidents weren’t reported until well after Munoz graduated in 2011.

Munoz referred questions to his lawyer, the prominent Charleston defense attorney Andy Savage, who denied the allegations. “I believe that certain disgruntled cadets made exaggerated claims of wrongdoing concerning Munoz’s participation in boorish behavior that was historically tacitly approved, if not encouraged, by the Institution,” Savage said. 

Upon graduation, The Citadel gave Munoz an award for “leadership, sound character and service to others.” The citation said he could “always be counted upon to help classmates who need assistance and to mentor younger cadets adjusting to life at The Citadel.”

A Citadel spokeswoman, Kim Keelor, said the committee that gave the award would not have known about the 2010 allegation because of privacy law. Keelor said of the case overall: “The college proceeded thoughtfully in addressing the reports in accordance with its policy and related processes, and with great concern for those involved and the protection of their privacy.”

When more students came forward the year after Munoz graduated, The Citadel banned him from campus and referred the case to state police, who did an extensive investigation.

When The Citadel later conducted its investigation, it interviewed complainants and witnesses and concluded in 2014 that assaults occurred “based upon a ‘preponderance of evidence,’” according to a statement from the school to ProPublica.

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The Citadel is a storied public college based in Charleston, South Carolina, where students, known as cadets, get military instruction as well as traditional coursework. Many join the armed services after graduation.

Freshman are dubbed “knobs” for their shaved haircuts. They go through what the school refers to as “strict indoctrination.” They are subordinate to upperclassmen. There have been repeated hazing problems for many years, and there was a major scandal involvingsexual abuse at the school’s summer camp in the mid-2000s.

The students who accused Munoz of assaults say that he abused his power as an upperclassman and student leader.

Here is what one Citadel student told police about his encounters with Munoz in 2009 and 2010 during his freshman year:

Munoz coerced threatened and convinced me to allow inappropriate touching, grabbing, and kissing by leading me to believe it was what I needed to do to gain acceptance in the corps of cadets. He threatened to call my upperclassmen who would be upset if I did not comply with him.

The student told police he and Munoz would sometimes return to campus early and stay at the home of a Citadel professor, where “during the night Munoz would enter my room and continue the touching.”

Another student who was a freshman in 2011 traveled with Munoz, then a senior, as part of the Republican Society trip to the annual CPAC event in Washington. The student later said in a statement to police that Munoz had jumped on him two times. In one incident, after the freshman was caught with alcohol, Munoz informed the younger student that he would not be citing him for the violation, then came into the freshman’s hotel room:

I was groggy, [Munoz] jumped on me, I felt jerking and bouncing on my back, I threw my elbow up which threw him off the bed to the floor.

A third student, who met Munoz through the Republican Society, described Munoz setting up a series of meetings with him alone in Munoz’s room to talk about how to get leadership positions in campus organizations.

He instructed me to sit on his bed during these meetings. … After a few meetings he began to rub my leg with his hand. He moved his hand under my shorts and the first time I pushed his hand off my leg he said he was just playing and that he did it with his other knobs so I shouldn’t mind. I had seen this in the past and when I asked my classmates about the interaction, they said when they resisted, he yelled at them for not trusting him and Mr. Munoz made them stay longer in his room.

In another meeting, Munoz “put his other hand down my underwear until I again pushed him away, but he did not stop. He said as a new leader I had to learn to trust other leaders on the team and this was how I should show him I trusted him.” Munoz said “he read the Bible and knew what it said and I should not question his love of God. He continued to rub my leg and rub my private area. … He said this needed to stay between us and dismissed me.”

The first incident reported to the school took place in April 2009. As later recounted by a state police investigator, Munoz, then a sophomore, and a freshman were at an off-campus house watching TV and consensually spooning. The freshman later woke up in the middle of the night, “thinking he was having a wet dream, but it was Munoz on top of him with fully body contact, kissing him with his tongue in his mouth. Munoz had his left hand down [the other student’s] shorts touching his penis.”

The following year, in February 2010, the student reported that incident to a Citadel official, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Janet Shealy. The reporting student told Shealy he didn’t “want to do anything but informal,” according to her notes.

School officials set up a mediation session in which Munoz and the other student met in a conference room. In that meeting, according to Shealy’s notes, Munoz “said it was consensual and that accuser started it.” The other student left “upset,” saying that Munoz had “lied.”

Shealy and another Citadel official, Col. Christopher “Hawk” Moore, met with Munoz again to tell him there would be no disciplinary action taken. Munoz was warned and told to write a statement about what happened.

Experts on campus sexual assault questioned how The Citadel handled that initial report.

“The school has the responsibility to keep people safe on campus,” said Colby Bruno, an attorney at Victim Rights Law Center. “The school should have investigated this more thoroughly. Instead of investigation they went to this mediation.”

Bruno pointed out that the federal government’s guidance on how schools should respond to sexual assault under federal civil rights law explicitly says that even voluntary mediation is not appropriate in assault cases.

“Sexual assault is about power and control,” Bruno said. “You can’t sit two people down who have an imbalance of control and power to have a balanced mediation.”

Citadel spokeswoman Keelor said in a statement that the school’s policy on mediation differs from the federal guidance “because it was developed under the direction of the Department of Justice and the federal courts during the school’s transition to coeducation” in 1996.

Keelor said after the 2010 assault report “the college conducted an investigation.” She said the school could not give details about any specific case. But she said in a statementthat generally an “informal investigation” would include interviewing both students and providing options for support services. The statement also details how the Citadel requires sexual assault prevention classes for each year of a student’s time at the school.

Shealy, The Citadel’s sexual assault response coordinator, declined to comment.

Bruno said a thorough investigation would include speaking to potential witnesses or people who had seen Munoz or the other student soon after the alleged assault.

When more students came forward in fall 2012 — more than a year after Munoz graduated — The Citadel referred the case to the state police, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The school also sent a campus-wide email notifying students of the allegations and banned Munoz, then an alumnus, from campus.

One student said in a statement to campus police that he had come forward so long after what happened because he had heard of other incidents and “I want this school to be safe from sexual predators.”

Over the course of several months, police interviewed the five alleged victims, who said they were willing to press charges. (None of them responded to our requests for comment.) The incidents were classified variously as forcible fondling, sexual battery and simple assault.

In March 2013, the state police referred the case to the office of the Charleston County prosecutor, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson. A week after receiving the nearly 200-page case file, the prosecutor said in a letter to police that her office would not seek indictments against Munoz because “there is no probable cause that he committed a crime prosecutable in General Sessions Court.”

Wilson’s office did not respond to requests for comment.

In 2014, according to The Citadel, Munoz requested that the school review its decision to ban him from campus. That’s when the school conducted its own investigation and found that “certain assaults likely occurred.”

Later that year, the school partially rescinded the no-trespass order, “permitting general access to public facilities and events, but no direct cadet interactions.” Asked why, the school pointed to the prosecutor’s decision not to seek indictments.

Savage, Munoz’s lawyer, said in his statement: “Steven Munoz, a graduate of the Corp with a sterling reputation for honesty, integrity and all Corp values, was used as a whipping boy in an attempt by the institution to change its shameful image shaped by its ignorance of the conduct of Skip ReVille and Michael Arpaio.” ReVilleand Arpaio were at the center of widely covered Citadel sexual assault and child abuse scandals.

At the time two of the allegations against Munoz surfaced in 2012, Savage told The Post and Courier newspaper that the allegations were not only false, but also politically motivated. Savage claimed that an unnamed Citadel employee — who was also the mother of one of the alleged victims — had released information on the allegations because she disliked Munoz’s conservative politics. Savage declined our request to provide details to substantiate his claim.

Savage also criticized the investigation of the case, saying that “several cadets complained that they were being pressured to provide misleading statements.” They were “pressured to report interactions that the cadets considered typical barracks banter as if they felt it was inappropriate,” he said.

When asked for details, Savage provided the name of one student, who Savage said was a witness, not a victim. The student is not cited as a witness in the nearly 200-page police case file, and was not immediately available for comment.

Savage also criticized the school’s investigation, saying he was not given enough time to provide witnesses or statements.

Since Munoz graduated, he has been president of a Charleston-based political consulting firm called American Southern Group, according to his LinkedIn profile. The Trump campaign paid the firm tens of thousands of dollars for “event consulting,” according to disclosure filings.

Munoz was then hired to work on Trump’s inaugural committee.

He joined the State Department on Jan. 25, a spokesperson confirmed. The agency declined to comment further.

During the Obama administration, vetting of potential political appointees like Munoz was extensive. A possible hire would be thoroughly examined by the White House Office of Presidential Personnel before being offered a job. That would include everything from a Google search to running a person’s name through criminal records and news databases.

Any significant negative media reports or criminal accusations would lead a file to be flagged for further scrutiny by White House lawyers, according to a former staffer in the office who vetted Obama appointees. Sexual assault allegations would be a serious flag. In the Obama years, candidates under consideration for jobs were passed over because of, for example, a drunk driving case or for being a registered lobbyist.

President Trump’s personnel office is being run by a former Republican Capitol Hill staffer, Johnny DeStefano. But not much is known about how the office checks the backgrounds of political appointees. The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment about details of its vetting process.

Timeline

April 2009: Alleged assault of Student #1 occurs.

November 2009-May 2010: Alleged assaults of Student #2 occur.

February 2010: Student #1 reports assault to The Citadel.

February-March 2010: School officials meet with Munoz and Student #1 for mediation. Officials warn Munoz but take no disciplinary action.

April 2010: Alleged assault of Student #3 occurs.

February 2011: Alleged assault of Student #4 occurs.

March-April 2011: Alleged assault of Student #5 occurs.

May 2011: Munoz graduates.

September 2012: After receiving more reports of past alleged assaults, The Citadel refers case to state police. The school bans Munoz, now an alumnus, from campus.

March 2013: After an investigation of over five months, state police send case file to the office of the prosecutor, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson.

March 2013: Prosecutor declines to seek indictments.

2014: Munoz requests that school review no trespass order. The Citadel “conducted an investigation, interviewing complainants and witnesses. Based upon a ‘preponderance of evidence,’ it was concluded that certain assaults likely occurred,” according to a spokesperson.

Later in 2014, the no-trespass order was partially rescinded, allowing Munoz to attend public events at the college, but limiting interactions with students.

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New Yorker Accused Of Hate Crime In Attack On Asian Man While Yelling 'White Power'

A 48-year-old man accused of attacking an Asian man and yelling “white power” has been charged with a hate crime in New York City, according to NBC News.

The New York Police Department said that Steven Zatorski ran up to the Asian man and began kicking him in the legs and punching his face and the back of his head Monday morning. The Asian man had been walking down Third Avenue in Manhattan at the time of the incident, police said.

Before the assault, Zatorski, a white man, reportedly yelled, “You are a fucking immigrant! Go back to your country! What are you doing here?” according to the New York Daily News.

Police also said that Zatorski yelled, “Here in my country, we are white power!

Witnesses alerted police, and NYPD officers arrived and arrested Zatorski. The victim, who suffered swelling and bruising to his head and eye, was treated at the scene.

The two men did not know each other, police officials said. Zatorski reportedly lives in a wealthy area of the Flatiron District, the New York Daily News reported. 

Zatorski was charged with third-degree assault as a hate crime and third-degree assault, according to amNewYork. He’s scheduled to appear in court Friday.

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Contrary To Popular Belief, Nice Guys Have More Sex Than Bad Boys

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Want to have more sex? Try a little altruism. 

Contrary to popular belief, most research shows that women and men are more attracted to nice people than selfish folks. The Psych2Go video above highlights just a few studies to that point.

In one study out of the University of Guelph and Nipissing University, researchers interviewed roughly 800 people, asking them about their sexual history and their propensity toward altruism, be it charity work, random acts of kindness or donating blood.

Even after controlling for age and personality, the do-gooders were found to have greater success at dating and sex than their selfish counterparts.

Watch the video above for more on the link between altruism and gettin’ some action.

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Black Cambridge Students Call Out School's Racial Diversity In Compelling Photo

A group of black men who attend Cambridge University posed for a series of photos to send a message to their school Monday: There should be more of us. 

The Cambridge University African-Caribbean Society posted the photos of the 14 men on its Facebook page. According to ACS, the inspiration for the photos was a viral post of a group of black men from Yale University who stunted on the ‘gram last week. 

The organization wrote that while these photos aimed to remind young black people of their potential, they also wanted to draw attention to a lack of diversity at the U.K. university. 

“In 2015, only 15 black men were accepted to Cambridge as undergrads. They got together to show just how insanely bad that is,” the post read. 

According to university statistics, less than 3 percent of undergraduate students accepted to Cambridge in 2015 identified as black, “mixed white and black Caribbean” or “mixed white and black African.”

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