A Maryland high school student is in deep, deep trouble after he published a Vine video saying “black lives don’t matter” and asserting blacks are an “inferior race.”
Unsurprisingly the video was deleted, but another Vine user captured the video by recording themselves watching it.
“Black lives ‘matter?'” the student asks rhetorically at the start of the video. “I mean, seriously? Who the fuck cares about some black man who dies and [unintelligible]?”
The rant appears like it may have been intended as a humorous stunt for friends. The student is encouraged to continue, and one bystander asks him “Black lives matter?”
“Of course not,” he responds. “They’re an inferior race, okay? Like does anybody really care?” He then grabs a $5 bill and holds its portrait of Abraham Lincoln up to the camera.
“This guy is a traitor to the white race,” he says.
According to The Washington Post, the student in the video attends Mt. Hebron High School in the Baltimore suburb of Ellicott City. He quickly apologized via social media once the video began going viral and attracting outrage.
[dcquiz] “I am learning from this mistake and hope to gain forgiveness from those who I hurt with my words,” he said.
While the video was apparently created at a party and not at school, administrators also quickly responded. In a letter sent to parents Thursday night, Howard County superintendent Renee Foose described it as “disturbing,” and said the student’s behavior was “unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
Mt. Hebron’s principal plans to meet with the students involved with the video, but thus far it doesn’t appear any official punishment has been levied.
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