University Responds After Student Posts Racial Tik Tok Video
ABILENE, TX — After a Hardin-Simmons University student posted what many deemed as a problematic and offensive Tik Tok video, the university announced they were “actively investigating and taking decisive action."
According to KTXS, the student can be seen wearing a Hardon Simmons t-shirt and appears to show “how she thinks people react when a black person kills another black person or a black person kills a white person versus when a white person kills a black person.”
According to her video, she believes people do not pay any attention to the first two cases, but are enraged when a white individual kills a black individual.
Watch the video below:
In a Twitter post the school sent the following message:
“HSU became aware late this evening of a deeply disappointing and unacceptable social media post by one of our students. The message shared by this student is not reflective of the Christian values of our institution. We are actively investigating and taking decisive action.”
The tweet received multiple responses from students, parents, and alumni.
"The fact that I called this girl my friend.... and than she does this?!?!, @HSUTX do what you gotta do," said Zana Abdalla, a current HSU student. "
“At this point, with the evidence being out there, it is not much of an investigation to be done. As a parent, I am expecting to see actions taken immediately. This is not just about Christian values. You have to stand for humanity!” said Farrah Crawford, a parent of an HSU student.
"Why is it so hard for HSU to explicitly condemn racism? Just call it what it is," said Cody Milner, an HSU alum.
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