Smith College student who was racially profiled while eating says the incident left her so shaken she can’t sleep

( CNN) A Smith College student who says she was racially profiled Tuesday while feeing lunch on campus said the incident left her so shaken she has had trouble eating and sleeping.

The incident is the latest in a string of casesof white people calling authorities to report black people going about their everyday lives, including waiting for friends, napping or doing their jobs. Officials at Smith have apologized and placed an employee on leave pending an investigation.

Kanoute said she was eating lunch and reading a volume in a common room on campus that requires keycard access when she noticed a white man and a white girl pacing outside the room’s entrance.

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