Two U. of Minnesota Students Spark Outrage With Wildly Racist Rant in Blackface
A racist video made by two University of Minnesota Duluth students has sparked outrage, and a statement from University officials.
The video shows two young women in black face, spewing racial epithets, expressing their love for fried chicken, and saying stupid things like “we come from the black hood” and “we are true negroes.”
The University has called the video “unacceptable behavior for anyone.”
The ladies say it all started while giving each other facials.
Last week, the paper tracked down the women from the video and identified them as Rachel Cooper and Jessica Heid. When contacted by the paper, both women emailed apologies.
“We were doing facials and it happened to have been a brown facial mask,” Cooper wrote. “We had to leave it on for 12 minutes. During that 12 minutes, we horribly decided to make a video that we regret and are not happy about. This was made over a year ago.”
According to the school’s website, 8 percent of the 11,491 UMD students enrolled this fall are of color.
If you can stomach it, check out the video below:
Will white people ever stop filming/photoing themselves in blackface?
Should these girls face expulsion?
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