Hampshire College student denies assaulting Maine basketball players over ‘cultural appropriation’:
"...a Jan. 27 incident at Hampshire College’s Robert Crown Center. According to court documents, Figueroa approached members the Central Maine Community College women’s basketball team and ordered them to remove braids from their hair citing “cultural appropriation.”
...When the players did not comply and began to leave the building, Figueroa allegedly initiated a fight towards one of the players.
At the same time, another unknown Hampshire College student pulled the hair of a visiting women’s basketball player causing her to fall to the ground, according to court documents.
While the player was on the ground, police allege that Figueroa kicked and stepped on the player causing injury.
Another Maine player attempted to protect her fallen teammate but Figueroa “grabbed her by the head and threw her to the ground,” according to court documents..."