EDUCATION

Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube

A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2kWt5e6 ) that the video shows a white woman in an ODU sweatshirt using expletives and racial slurs in a rap rant against black people. The video is titled "White Gal - White Power."

YouTube posted on its website that the video had been removed Tuesday morning for violating the site's policy on hate speech.

ODU President John Broderick said in a statement that the "vile video" represents an act of hate and intolerance.

Matt Thomas, spokesman for the ODU NAACP, told The Virginia-Pilot that the video was even more offensive because it was posted during Black History month.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com