The video shows the two students -- one male and one female -- using a racial slur and making vile, disparaging comments about African-Americans from a bathroom.
Two high school seniors in Georgia have been expelled for allegedly posting a racist video on social media, district officials said. The students remain anonymous as per Carrollton City school officials but were confirmed to be expelled from Carrollton High School on Friday for a racially offensive TikTok video posted on Thursday. According to KDVR News, the district officials stated the video later went viral.
The video showed two students, one male and one female using a racial slur and making vile, disparaging comments about African-Americans from a bathroom. The two students appear to be trying to mimic a cooking show on TV. “Hey, today we’re making n—–s,” the female student said in the clip, which was later shared on Twitter. “First we have black, yeah, pretty black … next we have don’t have a dad … and then we have, eat watermelon and fried chicken. The next one is, uh, make good choices. Oh, there’s nothing there.” The students continued: “Next we have rob people, specifically whites. Yeah, they do that. The last one is to go to jail.”
🚨#BLACKTWITTER 🚨— good bam (@yahochahun) April 17, 2020
**RACIST WHITE GIRL POST DISGUSTING VIDEO ON TIKTOK WITH BOYFRIEND BEING RACIST TOWARDS BLACK PEOPLE**
She is a senior that attends Carrollton High School in Carrollton Georgia. This video came out not too long ago and she deleted it.
Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Mark Albertus was critical of the video and said that the behavior depicted by the two students was unacceptable and not representative of the district. “The racist behavior observed in the video easily violates this standard,” Albertus said. “They are no longer students at Carrollton High School.” Meanwhile, the school's principal, David Brooks also added that he had started investigating the video after it went viral. “It is our priority to keep our schools safe, and there is no doubt this incident has caused significant tension at Carrollton High School, across the district, state and nation – even the world,” Brooks said in a statement. “Even if the offending incident was recorded after-school hours, it doesn’t alleviate the students’ responsibility to uphold a high standard of behavior.”
Those 2 teens got expelled and now sis is on her IG begging for people to leave her alone and not contact her future college 🙄 This is what happens when you think racism is funny 🤷🏾♀️ https://t.co/jkCbxzMKol— 🖤 𝕯𝖆𝖓𝖆𝖞𝖘𝖍𝖎𝖆 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕭𝖑𝖆𝖈𝖐 🖤 (@danayshiamua) April 18, 2020
When the viral video was circulated across other students in the school district, many were shocked after seeing the footage made by their schoolmates. “I walk through the halls with those folks and to see that they think about us like that,” student Juan Nievs told WGCL. “It made me angry.” Another teen, Terrel Carmichael, said he actually knew both the students who made the video. “I was mad, like angry,” Carmichael told the station. “They would not normally talk like this, it was a complete surprise to everybody in our school.”
It's simple. School administrators believe they should have ultimate control over all aspects of a student's life.— Jeffrey Collins (@Collinstaxacct) April 21, 2020
Most likely, administrators wouldn't be able to tell you what rule was violated nor where their power to suspend over this offense comes from.
The outlet reported that The City of Carrollton released the following statement: "This week a video was posted to social media by two members of our Carrollton community. The video depicts two Carrollton High School students using racist stereotypes and disparaging language to put down other members of our community. The video has been picked up by media outlets across the country and gone viral. Mayor Cason and the Carrollton City Council are saddened and embarrassed that this video was made. Carrollton is an incredible city with a diverse population. We do not believe this reflects the character of our community. We do, however, believe in the power of this community to recognize and stand up in the face of evil. We publicly denounce this video and ask that we come together in kindness, understanding, and mutual respect."
The thing that baffles me, aside from the racism, is that they actually thought they could make that, post it, and that they wouldn't get in any trouble. They thought everyone would think it was hilarious and that they were cool. The lack of self awareness is appalling.— Sports Were Never Real (@TChitester) April 17, 2020
The Conversation has covered the topic of racism in high schools at some length and depth. Though we have been gradually moving towards a more tolerant society, there are still cases of racial slurs being used among social groups in schools and many cases often go unreported. This particular case showed two white students making racial slurs towards members of the African-American community but racism in the US has been noted to stem from all sources and against all races and minority groups, and sometimes directed at white people too.