With hate crimes up drastically since the election of Donald Trump, yet another shocking video of racist rants comes as little surprise. A video that went viral on Twitter, however, is more than a little disturbing due to its source, two high school boys in North Carolina.
Warning: the video is explicit and offensive.
— adriahna (@adriahna9) November 22, 2018
In a profanity-laced rant, the boys made statements like “lynch them all,” “put them back in the fields and teach them a lesson,” made comments about food stamps and rap music, and used the n-word multiple times in the video.
Be patient, America is growing out of its race problem…
‘Lynch them all’: Shockingly racist video emerges of NC teens ranting about food stamps and rap music https://t.co/KwjVD7PI0f
— Don Lemon's baby Afro (@GhostofGarvey) November 27, 2018
The video made its rounds on social media before coming to the attention of Northwest Guilford High School officials in Greensboro, North Carolina. A local CBS News affiliate reports that:
‘Guilford County Schools was made aware of the video circulating on social media over Thanksgiving weekend. The school system called in the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) to give a training on Monday in response to the video. The training is for both students and staff.’
Wait…so David Duke backed Trump, Trump won despite his racist past and being a self-professed Nationalist and now hate crimes are on the rise?
And by “shocking” I mean, not shocking. At all. https://t.co/iofVUfrKTz
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 26, 2018
In a statement to local news reporters, Chief of Schools Tony Watlington said:
‘We’re working closely with our diversity office and National Conference for Community and Justice to provide training for both staff and students so we can make sure all of our campus is a place people can feel comfortable and inclusive and that are harassment and discrimination free.
‘The students have been appropriately disciplined according to our code of conduct. We also believe that kids who make very bad choices can change and can make improvements and we think it’s the role of adults to help kids make those improvements.’
Our national hate crimes reporting system is so broken that even the murder of Heather Heyer by a white supremacist in Charlottesvile, VA, is not reflected in federal statistics — but not a single Republican will sign onto a bill to fix the problem. https://t.co/8VinEkf0XR
— Shareblue Media (@Shareblue) November 25, 2018
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