YouTube And Racism Don’t Mix

Two high school students from Florida have been kicked out of school for a video they posted online. The video is 14 minutes of racist and derogatory comments against black classmates, the black community. Soon after, two more students from Florida did the exact same thing in 4 minutes.

Unfortunately, these aren’t the first cases of this nature. If you recall, early last year, UCLA student Alexandra Wallace cleared the path for those to follow, by posting a racist rant against Asians, not too long after the earthquake in Japan. Needless to say, she was expelled and forced to make a public apology to the Asian community.

In all three of these cases, the student’s have received death threats and have been kicked out of school. There is a disturbing trend of using YouTube as a platform to express racist views. More disturbing is the fact that it seems that they post the videos in the hopes of gaining support, and finding people who are in agreeance.

The Florida teens have made their apologies, and are currently under police protection (most of whom, happen to be black).

Nimritta Parmar

Nimritta is a third year student at Simon Fraser University, studying English and Communications. She's a Facebook rat (AKA master procrastinator), and being a student for the last 16 years of her life means that she has education on the brain! (perhaps you've noticed?)