A disgusting video where an elite private school student can be seen making racial slurs has gone viral, prompting the school to dismiss him amidst growing outrage.
The student, whose name has not been made public, was a senior at the Bullis School in Potomac, an affluent suburb of Washington, D.C. The school is known to be one of the most prestigious and expensive private schools in the area.
The disgusting video, which was recorded at a party during the weekend, went viral after it was uploaded on Twitter recently. It shows the student going on an expletive-ridden tirade, where he uses the n-word to describe people of the African-American origin before going on to say that he would lynch them.
“It’s ’cause you’re [racial slur]. What up [slur]? I’m a [expletive] lynch your [expletive],” the student can be heard saying in the video. “You’re my [expletive] slaves. I’m going to get my dogs to beat your [expletive].”
The racist video was presumably recorded off campus, according to the Daily Caller, and has drawn outrage from students and staff alike since it emerged online.
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After the video surfaced online, social media was awash with people expressing shock, disgust, and disbelief at the student’s actions. While most of them demanded that the student face disciplinary action, others — apparently students of the school belonging to the black community — remarked that students of African-American origin should not be afraid of going to prestigious schools because of the actions of one racist person.
“This isn’t the 60s,” wrote one student. “We shouldn’t be scared to go to school. We all earned spots at Bullis.”
As the video took off on social media and led to a protest on the sprawling Bullis School campus, the school authorities were forced to take action against the student. Gerald Boarman, the head of the school, wrote to parents after the video emerged online, saying that he was “disheartened” and “disgusted” with the student’s actions, reports the Washington Post.
“At Bullis, we have zero tolerance for discrimination, racial intolerance, violence, injustice, accusations and innuendo…. I hope you will agree that Bullis is a place where differences are celebrated,” he wrote.
Noah Gear, an 18-year-old senior at Bullis, said he was stunned when he found out about the video and agreed that the student in the video should get the punishment he deserves for his appalling actions.
“It was definitely a shock to hear the words coming out of his mouth, no matter what the circumstance is,” he said.
The parents of the student who was dismissed, although denouncing their son’s actions for his “horrible language,” sought to provide a justification for his behavior. The father of the student in the racist video told WUSA9 that his son was mimicking the language from Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s movie about a former slave who seeks to free his wife from a white plantation owner.
The student himself gave a statement to NBC Washington, echoing his father’s statements.
“I have to tell you though that while I admit that my words were disgusting and offensive they were not my words in that I was attempting to portray parts of a movie and replicate their language,” he said.
However, the full text of the movie script available at IMDb shows nothing Tarantino wrote resembles what the student said in the video.
It remains to be seen if the student in the viral video faces further action for his vitriolic language, but he must have learned a lesson that should be hard to forget.
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