A student at a private Baptist university in Texas who posted a racist TikTok video online earlier this week “is no longer enrolled,” school officials said Friday.
Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene did not reveal the name of the person who posted the video, but acknowledged that it was one of their students, who was wearing an HSU shirt in the video.
“Profoundly disappointing and an unacceptable post on social media,” Hardin-Simmons President Eric Bruntmyer said in a video statement, adding that the post “does not reflect HSU’s Christian values.”
In the video, the student seems to claim that people overreact to the deaths of black people killed by white people, but they do not react the same way to incidents where a white person is killed by someone who is black.
In the original video, the young woman first writes the subtitle: “People when a BLACK person kills a BLACK person,” which shows her position with calm demeanor.
The next video subtitle reads: “People when a BLACK person kills a WHITE person,” and shows the woman remaining calm.
At the end of the video, the subtitle changes to “People when a WHITE person kills a BLACK person”, and shows the woman engulfed in flames and with an angry mouth.
“Upon learning of a TikTok post made this week by an HSU student, we immediately took steps to address the situation and began the required disciplinary process,” the university said in a statement. “We can confirm that the student associated with this incident is no longer enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University,” the statement added.